IMSAI chassis color/texture...

steven at steven at
Sun Apr 26 17:29:57 CDT 2015

I have not seen an IMSAI except for photos, so I'm guessing here -  I suspect the finish it has is a spatter or blobby texture?
If that is the case why not ask on a Board where people know all about such things. A bit of googling found this one which has
amongst others a 'Specialty Coatings' and a 'Commercial and Industrial Painting' forum:
I'm sure they could figure it out if a close-up photo was posted.


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: RE: IMSAI chassis color/texture...
From:    "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink at>
Date:    Sat, April 25, 2015 12:50 am
To:      "'General Discussion: On-Topic Posts'" <cctech at>

> Al Kossow wrote
>> On 4/24/15 1:22 AM, Philip Lord wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> It's not the color so much as correctly duplicating the texture.
> Exactly.  I'm talking with a couple of local (to me) paint shops.
> They all have high tech color scanning and can scan my good chassis
> for the color.  The debate over whether the texture was accomplished
> by some kind of powder coating or air brushing is the big thing.  The
> original documentation talks about "IBM Blue" which is also a pantone
> color.  Neither look "right" to me... on my computer screen anyway.
> I have not seen an actual paint chip.
> Bill S.

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