Monday, June 22, 2015

R2 Blue

I have been working on R2-D2 once again, and the paint color has become my new project. Over the last few months I have tried over a half dozen different colors. While on Facebook, I noticed several R2 builders post a rattle can paint they said was a perfect match for what we call "R2 Blue".

I was skeptical that a single color would do the trick, as the paint appears to have shades of blue and purple when viewed at different angles and in various light. Needless to say, I ran to my local auto parts dealer and found a can. To my surprise, it was a perfect match!

Several cans later, I have all the parts repainted in the new blue (Dupli-Color Sonic Blue Pearl), and absolutely love it.

One problem solved!


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  4. I tried looking up this color but I couldn’t find anything, do you have a paint color number for this blue?

  5. Amanda, the color is Sonic Blue Pearl form Duplicolor. You can find it at any automotive supply store.

  6. Thank you for sharing valuable information.