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If you have the colour code, which you do, you should be able to get the paint made by a local paint store in a spray can. Not a cheap way of doing it, but sometimes it's the only way. The last time I did it it cost me A$25 for a standard spray pack of Holden Lakeside Green duco. The shop filled spray cans don't have a good fine spray, so you may need to consider decanting and using an airbrush.

If you can actually get the colour formula (from the paint shop) you should be able to use that as directions for a 'mad scientist' session with fairly basic colours and mix your own.
 

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I thought Lime Light was still available here in touch up cans. I could be wrong.

Pantone might be helpful, but their matching system is really designed for the printing industry.

Due to the colour intensity, it's not going to be an easy match if your paintshop won't help with the mix.
 

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"Here" is Australia (it says so under the name). A lot of the old brights are still available because of the collector market for 70s cars. If we can still get is, surely it should be available elsewhere in the world.

A clear based lime green could be built up in thin coats over a lemon yellow (cadmium yellow light, maybe) base. Were I to attempt it I'd probably mix Tamiya Clear Yellow and Clear Green and use it over a flat lemon base applied over a white primer.

If you can get Ford 'Lime Glaze' it should give you a reasonable starting point. There wasn't a great deal of difference between the two colours.
 

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That's what I don't get. The DuPont codes are on that chart. The local paint folks should be able to look up the tint formulation from that code and produce you, not a colour matched can, but a can of correctly tinted touch up paint.

You should never have had to put up with 'colour matched' paint. Right from your first visit to a genuine paint store, as distinct to a hardware store that happens to sell paint, you should have had the correct colour formulation.

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