Saturday, December 06, 2008

Planet Color Update

A couple of months a ago I complained that I was out of the loop with the Sherwin Williams Planet Color system. Well I'm happy to say that my local SW rep took care of us and we have the snazzy fold out color display. We can make all of the colors and some of them are fabulous.
I always thought that thinking up names for colors would be a great job and these guys have some good ones click on the products tab to see the Sinister colors like Black Magic and Golden Violet. Click on Classic Muscle to see Dick Balsley Blue, or Gene Winfield Red, or Jon Moss Yellow. Dick Balsley a GM engineer that is Manager of Special Fleet at The GM Heritage Center. Gene Winfield is a custom car builder from Mojave California. And hot rodder and GM designer Jon Moss. Other great names are fitynine caddy, fritz the cat green and Stan Betz yellow. honoring Stan Betz of Betz Speed and Color. As for fritz the cat you may have to find some one that remembers a the late 60's to understand that one.
Great idea honoring these giants with cool colors

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1 comment: said...

I Googled Betz Speed and Color and Stan Betz and found your blog.

The SW Planet Color system is an excellent idea and should give House of Kolor a run for its money. I have sprayed it as a solventborne. The colors are clean and it covers well. However here in CA it will have to change to a waterborne system to be sold.

I was fortunate enough to have worked for Stan Betz for eleven years. He taught me color matching and how to mix custom colors.

I'm still selling auto paint after all these years thanks to Stan.

Unfortunately, Sherwin-Williams made the decision to close the Betz store a few months ago and lay Stan off. I visited Stan a couple days beforehis "retirement" and as usual, he had a positive outlook. He was looking forward to spending more time with his toys, both big and small.

Stan celebreated his 82nd birthday this past sept 17.

Long live the "King of the Color matchers".