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      Post #67259, posted on 05-11-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Since there is likely no as-is match available (at least in the U.S.) for the overall "ice blue" of Air Canada's now-previous livery, what colors need to be mixed to match the color as nearly as possible? It seems the color appears (in photo references) to be more complex than a simple mix of ~50:1 white:blue.

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      Post #67260, posted on 05-11-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Can you spray thinned toothpaste through an airbrush?

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      Post #67261, posted on 05-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Todd,
      Xtra Color provides the Air Canada ice-blue, but I guess that is not available in the US unfortunately.

      However, the ice-blue is one of the trickiest colors I have ever seen on an airliner. It
      appears very different in different light situations and thus is almost as mean as coroguard -
      which I know is no color - ) It may be because its slightly metallic.

      So taking into account the color variations seen on airliners.net just because of different lighting
      effects you can certainly use almost any tone from greenish to bluish mixture.
      No one will be able to proof you are right or wrong. There was already quite some debate here actually if
      that color is green or blue )

      Cheers,
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      Post #67263, posted on 05-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      However, the ice-blue is one of the trickiest colors I have ever seen on an airliner... It may be because its slightly metallic.

      So taking into account the color variations seen on airliners.net just because of different lighting
      effects you can certainly use almost any tone from greenish to bluish mixture.
      No one will be able to proof you are right or wrong. There was already quite some debate here actually if
      that color is green or blue )



      One photo reference I viewed after submitting my original post seemed to suggest a pearlescent clear coat is applied over Air Canada "ice blue." Could this explain the variation in hue (is it a blueish - or greenish - shade of off-white?)

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      Post #67264, posted on 05-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Confusion is to be expected. First off, AC had a couple of "variations" on the ice blue.
      The more standard one was the lighter "icy" shade as depicted by Xtracolor X553. There was
      also a darker, "warmer" greenish blue. The difference was quite striking seeing them side
      by side, at least to me. One AC captain mused that they were painted at different shops.
      Still, one would think "standard" is standard, no matter where. If anyone has a connection
      to AC maintenance, inquiring minds want to know. Either way, Todd, you are correct in your
      pearlescent clear observation. I've oversprayed my AC models with the lighter Xtracolor version
      (meant for Virgin a/c). Though I imagine any PC would work as long as it's compatible with
      your main paint.

      So, you can either mix white with a greenish blue (you won't need much blue), or PM me. I
      have a tin of X553 I can snail mail to you from a US address.

      Alan Aronoff
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      Post #67266, posted on 05-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I found Molotow 'Baby Blue' to be a pretty good match.

      Al

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      Post #67268, posted on 05-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I finished my ERJ190 using my own mix of Tamiya paints if youre interested this is the mix ratio

      X-2 90%
      X-14 5%
      X-28 5%

      this worked well for me, you guys make your own judgement.

      JON