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PACTRA PAINT
CONVERSION
TO FLOQUIL


PACTRA PAINT CONVERSION CHART

MATCHING PACTRA PAINT WITH FLOQUIL RAILROAD COLORS

Many of our instruction sheets refer to PACTRA acrylic enamel paints. Unfortunately, like many other good things, they are no longer available. In the table below we attempt to cross reference them as best we can with Floquil colors. As with all such creative efforts, you'll have to mix in a little of your own good judgment and taste to come up with your desired effect. Whether you use Floquil, Polly Scale, acrylic or solvent base of another brand is up to you. This reference will at least get you close as Floquil color samples are available in the Walthers catalog. Discontinuing Pactra paints was certainly not our idea!

To rub salt in the wound, TESTORS Corp. has now discontinued the FLOQUIL RR colors. Many of us has squirrled way a few years supply of our favorite RR colors, and Testor's continues it's generic enamels, as well as others like PBL's Star brand.

PACTRA ACRYLIC ENAMELFLOQUIL RR COLOR
A3 Royal Blue (gloss)Prussian Blue / BAR Blue 50/50, then Gloss over
A21 Hull Red Box Car Red / Mineral Red 50/50
A23 Light Earth Box Car Red + 10% Sand
A26 Insignia Red SOO Red
A28 Light Tan DRGW Building Cream
A31 Dark Green MEC Pine Green or Pullman Green
A33 Medium Green same + 10% White
A36 Military Blue M+M Blue
A38 Dark Gull Gray Bar Gray
A42 Light Flyer Gray GN Sky Blue + 25% White
A43 Gull Gray BAR Gray + 25% White
A45 Camouflage Gray MILW Gray + 15% White
A46 Black Engine Black
A47 White Reefer White
A51 Rust LV Cornell Red or Special Oxide Red
A52 Mud Mud + 10% White, or TH&B Cream
A53 Weathering Dirt + 5% White


If you have found better solutions and would like to share them, please feel free to contact us. We'd love to check them out.


MATCHING FLOQUIL FLO-STAINS

Some of our instruction sheets refer to Floquil Flo-Stains. Unfortunately, these too have also been discontinued. We have had some success mimic them by adding a 50/50 mix of Floquil Hi-Gloss with Testor's Dullcote to small amounts (10-20%) of regular Floquil paint. You'll have to fish around for the colors you like, but try gray, brown, tan and so on. Even Reefer Orange mixed with White and then diluted yeilds some interesting results. Floquil does offer similar stains under generic names.

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