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Re: Which Imron?
Rockter, paint that has been outdoors for 20 years will no longer match the original code. it will have faded. The best way to match it is to take a chip into someone who sells that paint, and unless they're really in the bush, they should be able to pop it under a comparator which spits out the correct pgiment mix for them to use with today's pigments and today's products. Pigments and products do sometimes change over the years, so the comparator match is the best way to go.
Some companies just keep lousy archives. i was surprised when I contacted Omega (you'd think a reputable established firm) to ask about the movement in a 50-year old watch. They say "We have no records" and had no idea what the movement was, even with the number from it.
"Some guy on the internet" had the numbers and knew exactly what it was. So much for corporate legacies, huh? As if it would be so hard for the corporation to archive their own information.