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Mystery of Pactra

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  • From: Colorado
Mystery of Pactra
Posted by ModelMadness on Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:03 PM

Looking for a challenging answer.  I tried looking online and cannot find anything so here is the background

I have a single bottle of Pactra Leaf Green X-5 given by my uncle decades ago.  After what seemed shaking the bottle to death the color was back.  Then I talked to my uncle about this.  Long story is that he went through his storage and found more and sent them to me.

I opened them and were pretty thick.  I gave them a really good shaking and they are back; nice colors.

Now that is where this is beginning.  The caps are not the originals, they look like a Testors cap; just all white.  Bottles have the embossed teardrop with the letter "P" in the middle.  That's it, no labels and no identifiable marking on what these colors are.

One looks like a sand color; yellow and tan mix.  Another looks bluish-gray, but being more blue.  One I am chaulking up as the "Chrome Silver X-11" because I cannot see any flakes; very shiny and reflective.

So is there a color chart for Pactra back from the 60's and 70's of their line up so I can identify these colors?

Sorry for the lengthy post; just giddy to bring back these paints "back to life" and see what they look like after 40-50 years.  And if I can give them their color names and designation number.

Thank you everyone


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