who we are
Camp-outs and Rallies
gatherings and events
classy cruising and more
Serro Scotty timeline
Join the NSSO
how to become a member
Rebuilds and Restores
what others have done
what we have used
people we endorse
buy NSSO/Scotty apparal
have a question?
Painting the Exterior
If you have any bare aluminum, be sure to prime it with acid etching primer (for aluminum). You can purchase self-etching primer at NAPA auto stores.
From Lowes: considered to be the best match to the original aqua Serro used
- Valspar Anti-Rust Professional Oil Base Enamel (Lowes)
- Pastel Base 1 quart 101-5.5 102-6.5 103-31
- Note from Paul Hecht as some Lowes are telling folks they cannot mix up oil-based enamel anymore: Valspar Signature, use the same code as shown just above. For exterior ask for Valspar Ultra, paint and primer in one with ultimate weather defense; comes in brown can.
From Dan: During my rebuild I found a piece of aluminum with the aqua blue in pristine condition in a cranny. I took it into Ace Hardware for color matching and had a quart made up. After the paint dried it matched the original, at least on mine, perfectly.
- Exterior/Alkyd/Gloss Rust Stop Oil 225
- Mid 320
- B 5.5
- D 34
- E 15
Thank you to "gods1216" who
took her Scotty awning in to True Value Hardware and had
it color matched. It is XO-Rust paint (which is exclusive to True Value Hardware); use Xylene for thinning, 1 part thinner, 3 parts paint. This formula was verified by Nancy. The formula for one gallon of Scotty Aqua, which matches the color used in the original awnings (a bit darker than original siding aqua)
Gloss Paint only
Oz. 48ths 96ths
Phthalo Green 1Y 3 0
Phthalo Blue 43 0
White 2Y 2 1
- Base is XO-N Neutral
From Pat Bremer, owner of one of the "new" Scottys: A fellow new generation Scotty owner gave me the paint code they were using on the new Scotties, which he requested from the Scotty builder at the time. I've noticed the color tends to change hue depending on the lighting conditions. Sometimes it looks a little more greenish, other times it looks a little more true aqua. That's ours in my profile pic. But for anyone wanting that color, here's the formula. It's a one stage paint:
Below is the paint formula you requested for the Sierra-100 Turquoise.
This is a quart formula made in Sherwin Williams Automotive paint line
Toner Amount (grams non-cumulative)
|From Ron: Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze in spray cans is a pretty good match for the original aqua. Just a tad lighter.