Paint Codes

Just a note about the paint matches found here.  These are gathered from the internet and tested by us whenever possible but use at your own discretion.  There is no such thing as the 'right' color for any given game because each game aged differently, meaning short of being the person that did the original mix or color decision anything done today is merely a best guess.

 

It is also important to note that the paints listed here are generally water or oil based paints, which have limitations for color gamut.  In some special occasions some other things like metallics come into the picture which all influence color.

And as always, here is the order of paint method preference:

1. Automotive lacquer (colors not listed here as each mix is custom)

2. Sprayed oil

3. Sprayed latex.

You'll notice there's no 4. rolled.  Rolling on paint is strongly discouraged and especially with regard to stencils is likely to cause adhesion problems (try sticking tape to an orange peel).  Roll paint at your own risk!   Always, ALWAYS prime your cabinet before you paint.  Priming is an easily skipped but very important step that when not done leads to almost every stencilling failure that was not caused by rolling on paint!

 

 

BurgerTime Mustard Paint codes from Lowes (color matched from my back door): there are 3 steps to this as it took 3 adjustments to the paint to match properly :) Lowes Enterprise brand ceimi Gloss Enamel (oil based)
                      First Tinting: 107-28.5/111-2y5/113-9.5/115-5.5 
                      Second Tinting: 109-2/116-1
                      Third Tinting: 104-2/111-1y 
Donkey Kong Jr. Orange Paint codes from Lowes (color matched from a chip from a cabinet): Lowes Enterprise brand ceimi Gloss Enamel (oil based)
                      First Tinting: 116-23.5 / 111-2Y9.5 / 113-14.5
                      Second Tinting: 113-30
Satin Black Satin Black is used on tons of different games, the product I like best is the 'Satin' line from Rust Oleum. This oil based paint comes in both spray cans and quarts. If you use the quart with a sprayer you will also need a touch of Acetone to thin it. For games that originally had Melamine sides like System 1, Tron (or just about any black game for that matter) this paint will give you a finish that is almost exactly like the original melamine.
                      Rust Oleum, SATIN (made for metal furniture)
Donkey Kong Blue Need to sample.
                      No accurate color yet sampled.  
                      (Colors at appolo.com may work for you, 
                      but the blue is too dark and in the wrong hue)
Joust Brown

Valspar Ultra prem Interior Semi-Gloss  101-1Y27.5 / 109-28.5 / 113-0.5 / 115-39.5

Quart, Base 4

Joust Cream
*UPDATED* 
Valspar ultra prem Interior Semi-Gloss   103-0.5 / 107-0.5 / 111-13.5 
Quart, Base 2
Color from Leon Essex
Joust Orange

*UPDATED*  

Valspar ultra prem Interior Semi-Gloss   107-16 / 1112Y17.5 / 113-11.5 / 116-2

Quart, Base 4

Color from Leon Essex

Joust Red
*UPDATED*  
Valspar ultra prem Interior Semi-Gloss   109-11.5 / 113-4   
Quart, Red Base       
Color from Leon Essex            
Ms. Pac Man Pink Ms. Pac Man colors come from Appolo.com, I post them here because I have verified the color against a real restoration I have done and confirmed the match.
                      Glidden 'Passion Flower'  
                      -- I also had Lowes (they sell glidden) mix this in 
                      Enterprise Semi Gloss Enamel.
Ms. Pac Man Yellow Ms. Pac Man colors come from Appolo.com, I post them here because I have verified the color against a real restoration I have done and confirmed the match.
                      Glidden 'Sunny Side Up' 
                      -- I also had Lowes (they sell glidden) mix this in 
                     Enterprise Semi Gloss Enamel.
Ms. Pac Man Blue Ms. Pac Man colors come from Appolo.com, I post them here because I have verified the color against a real restoration I have done and confirmed the match.
                      Glidden 'Rhapsody' 
                      -- I also had Lowes (they sell glidden) mix this in 
                     Enterprise Semi Gloss Enamel.
Pac Man Yellow All I can say about Pac Man paint is DON'T USE SAFETY YELLOW :) Safety yellow is easily not a deep enough yellow to be a match, and it's overly expensive to boot. Try this instead:
                    Krylon Sun Yellow spray paint (same paint can be mixed)
Robotron Blue Robotron colors come from Appolo.com, I post them here because I have verified the color against a real restoration I have done and confirmed the match.
                    Sherman Williams Isle of Capri (blue)  SW1783

Robotron Red

Robotron colors come from Appolo.com, I post them here because I have verified the color against a real restoration I have done and confirmed the match.

                    Sherman Williams Theatre Red(red)  SW1602
Robotron Silver

Note: this is a new match!

From Lowes, the Valspar brand Brilliant Metals line.

 

Chip: EE2065 Pewter Luster

 

This is a two step process where you paint a grey base coat and then a

Metallic topcoat. This match is very nice compared with straight grey

or metalflake greys.

Q*Bert yellow ** UPDATED ** The most recent time I went to lowes to remix everything base wise had changed so I took my sample to Home Depot. The color matched to a mix named 'Slicker', which happens to match the one found on Appolo.com. Only difference was that I found it to be too 'yellow' and had some orange pigment added. It's a great match.
                  Glidden - Slicker with some Orange 'to taste' 

Q*Bert option 2 provided by Brett (DPTwiz):
Glidden Evermore semi gloss interior

Base 3 (em6413)

colorant              oz    48   96
--------------------------------
AX perm yellow        2     45    0
C   yellow oxid       0      1    1
KX  white             0     25    1
R   exterior re       0      0    1
		
Pooyan Blue This match came from a cab sample by Steve Zeuner. The tint colors are universal and could be used anywhere.
                    COLORANT                    OZ  48  96
                    ---------------------------------------
                    D  THALO GREEN           0    21   1
                    E   THALO BLUE             0    38   0
                    KX  WHITE                      1    33   0
                    R   EXTERIOR WHITE    0      2   1
                    Glidden Base 2 quart
Discs of Tron Purple This match came from a cab sample at my local lowes. The tint colors are universal and could be used anywhere.
                    Gotta find the can :)
Track & Field Blue This match came from a cab sample at my local lowes. The tint colors are universal and could be used anywhere.
                   Lowes Enterprise Base 4 semi gloss oil.
                   101-8.5                   102-2Y9             
                   113-15                    115-14.5
Second option from JohnVV
Blue: American Tradition Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel (from Lowe's). 

Codes: 101-2.125 102-26.25 115-3.625 113-3.75 (for a quart)
Satan's Hollow Red This match came from Jim Chaudrue from Philly Arcade dot com:
                   Home Depot Evermore Latex Enamel base 3
                   KX (white)  0/8/0     R(Exterior Red)  3/24/0    
                   V(Magenta) 0/15/1
Super Pac Man Navy This match came from Jim Chaudrue from Philly Arcade dot com:
                   Home Depot Evermore Latex Enamel Deep Base
                   D (Thalo Green)  0/34/1     E(Thalo Blue)  1/23/0   
                  KX(White) 0/3/1  R(Exterior Red) 0/34/0
Zoo Keeper Blue This match came from Mark Jenison:
	Product Y3T154  (Sherwin Williams) QUART
	Description C-ACNTS LTX SG ULT
	L1-52
	R3-10+1
	W1-3

Zoo Keeper orange This match came from Mark Jenison:
	Product Y3Y157 (Sherwin Williams) QUART
	Description C-ACNTS LTX SG YEL
	R4-32
	Y3-3
	N1-1
Moon Patrol light blue This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Colorant              OZ      48       96
		=========================
		C  Yellow Oxid     0        17        0
		D  Thalo Green     1        4          0
		E  Thalo Blue       4        24        0

Moon Patrol dark blue This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Colorant                    OZ      48       96
		=============================
		E  Thalo Blue            10       4          0
		I    Brown Oxide         0        34        0
		V  Magenta                1        10        0


Moon Patrol Yellow This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Colorant                      OZ      48       96
		=============================
		AX  Perm Yellow        5        24        0
		B     Lamp Black        0        7          0
		T     Medium Yellow    5        1          1

Sinistar Silver This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Premium Plus INT\EXT HI-Gloss
		Ultra Pure White (8050)
		===============================
		Colorant            OZ  48  96
		===============================
		AX  Perm Yellow     0   32  1
		D   Thalo Green     0   37  0
		F   Red Oxide       0   24  1


Sinistar Blue This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Premium Plus INT\EXT HI-Gloss
		Deep Base (8300)
		===============================
		Colorant            OZ  48  96
		===============================
		D   Thalo Green     3   4   0
		E   Thalo Blue      6   42  0
		KX  White           1   29  0
		R   Exterior RE     0   21  0
Sinistar Red This match came from Google (home depot paint):
		Premium Plus INT\EXT HI-Gloss
		Deep Base (8300)
		===============================
		Colorant            OZ  48  96
		===============================
		I   Brown Oxide     0   10  0
		KX  White           0   11  1
		T   Medium Yell     2   26  0
		V   Magenta         9   0   1

Reactor Orange This match came from Lowes, matched to a sample from Jeff Kinder:
		Semi Gloss Exterior Acrylic
		Base4
		===============================
		First Tint:  109-1.5  111-1y35.5 113-33.5  116-25.5
		Second Tint: 116-1.5
		Third Tint: 105-3
		Fourth Tint: 116-3

Gyruss Red

This match came from Jay at BC Painting:

brand = Benjamin Moore Moorglo
Exterior Soft Gloss
Premixed color of
Heritage Red  096 25

Gyruss Orange This match came from Jay at BC Painting and adjusted by Craig (bit_slicer):
		brand = Benjamin Moore Moorglo 
Base is 'Fireball Orange' - 2170-10 "Ultra Base N333-4B"

Tint

YW 1x 26.0000

MA 1x 5.0000

GY 0x 2.0000

WH 0x 7.0000

Gyruss Yellow This match came from Jay at BC Painting:
brand = C2 (accent base C4485) 
mixed color formula 

          YW  4x  0.00 
          OG  1x 20.00 
          GY      1.00 
  and this formula is for 
a Quart. 

Alternative from Craig (bit_slicer)

Base is "Ultra Base N333-4B-4"
Tint
YW-4x
OG-1x20
GY-1
Star Trek Brown Sherwin Williams latex satin

BAC Colorant 0z 32 64 128
W1-White - 6 1 1
B1-Black - 33 - -
R2-Maroon - 8 1 1
Y3-Deep Gold - 16 - -

Quart Ultradeep

A91t00254 640382552

 

*submitted anonymously*

Circus Charlie Blue BB-11.5 | MA-0.25 | OY 7.063 | WH-13.063 & RD-1