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I am trying to paint 423G millenium yellow. Not easy. My paint store said I must use a #2 grey scale base followed by 3 coats of the millenium yellow. Then this is cleared as normal. I am using Dupont.

When I sanded through the OEM paint, I didnt see any grey - just white. I tried test panels with a white base but the paint came out too orange no matter how many or few coats of yellow over white.

Anyone painted this color before?
 

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carquest mached paint for 15 bucks for 8 ounces. code came up as 79,wa423g. description ''YELLOW TINT,MILLENIUM YELLOW'' this is a single stage. i do not think this is a TRI-COAT or a TINTED CLEAR. THIS IS YOUR STANDARD BB/CC. its the name of paint that is called yellow tint. i have a 2000 and it list ''bb/cc u423g'' on the glove box. i think people wanted it to be something special because they were paying 800 bucks extra. i believe the factor used primer,shot yellow base and then used standard clear.
 

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Are you sure it did not read BC/CC (base coat / clear coat) A single stage will give you less UV protection and cause the paint to "chalk / oxidize" out in a matter of months. Then the real fun starts. Impossible to touch up. Repainting requires anti chalk primer, reducer's etc. In addition it will never look as good as the rest of the car. Clear coat adds depth and color retension. Just like a piece of wood when it gets wet. Pay it now or pay more later.



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PERFECT Millenium Yellow Match!!! 423G

I was painting with dupont. I got an absolutely perfect match without blending! For anyone who wants to know, I used a white primer/sealer then applied a dupont #2 grey scale base and then exactly 5 coats of medium wet dupont mill yellow base at 7 psi on HVLP. The 5 coats was base mixed 1:1 even though the instructions say reduce 2:1 which probably would have taken less than 5 coats but I wanted to have more control over color. Then I cleared with a normal GENERIC (4:1) clear and the match is dead on - panel to panel.

WARNING! If you paint the yellow on anything else other than the #2 grey it won't work. I tried test panels with a white base primer and even grey primer and even tried painting over already yellow paint!!!!

I painted almost 20 test panels with different combinations to be sure!!

You must use the #2 scale grey (1:1 as instructed)! This is what turns the transparent orangish mill yellow paint to a bluish yellow orange tint that is an exact match!!!!!

Perhaps PPG uses a blended clear or tinted clear but I followed instructions as per Dupont to the letter (except for 1:1 reduction)!

Anyone have questions please you can email me at: [email protected]
 
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