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Old 07-18-2002, 08:34:53 PM
Tom Weatherford
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Does anyone know where I might get Brewster Green. I am in the process of rstoring a 4hp Victor engine. Thanks Tom
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Old 07-18-2002, 10:09:57 PM
Tim Claremont
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Hi Tom,

Not sure if it is exactly what you are after, but there was a "Brewster Green" that was used on early 1970's Pontiac automobiles. Brewster Green was particularly popular on 72-74 Pontiac Trans Ams. Since these cars are very commonly restored, Brewster Green is readilly available from any of the automotive paint suppliers.

I have the paint chips in front of me for my old Pontiacs, and Brewster Green is a VERY dark green!
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Old 08-10-2002, 06:25:32 PM
Ray L. Medford
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Old Mack trucks used a Brewster Green!!
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Old 11-30-2002, 02:01:40 AM
Danny in KY
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Tom,is Brewster Green the same color that Model A Fords used, for their engines? I'm not sure,but I think it is. I have e-mailed Snyders Antique Auto Parts in New Springfield Ohio to ask them, if it is the same color, they have it in spray cans. www.snyders antique auto

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get dark green paint and add black paint until you get the green your looking for Brewster green was used a lot in the early 1900s cars .there is not a standard in that color over the years some darker than other greens .but brewster green is almost black green.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:02:17 PM
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Stover engines also used Brewster green. I believe that Muralo has an alkyd enamel that color - not sure if it is gas proof though. a local dealer used to put the enamel in spray cans for us, not sure if he still does it (Painten Place, Denville NJ) If you can get a hold of Joe Maurer, here on the Stak, he probably can give you the paint code for the Stover color.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:31:26 PM
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Finagle through these....
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:05:52 PM
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Hey Tom. I took one gallon of Hunter Green in XO-Rust, same as Rustoleum, High Gloss and poured out an even quart, then poured in one quart of Black, high gloss, same oil based paint. It's my version of high gloss Brewster Green. I like it. Take care Tom, Leonard
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LF, nice color and thank you for the secret recipe!

For anyone else needing a 'just right' color, go to Ace and grab a bunch of color strips. Fine what you want and they can produce it for you in an alkyd enamel that is very inexpensive.
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Witmer Carriage shot in Lancaster Penn. sell it already mixed and ship UPS. If you call info, they have a phone. The Brewster Carriage Company started the color, it was very popular on formal carriages in the day.
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1940's Chevys used Brewster Green. The original post grabbed my eye because a friend of mine's Dad built up a feed and Grain business in 1941 and the trucks are still painted that color today.
My 1939 WILLYS Pickup.
Bought in 1971
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