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Nigel

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British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:27:32 PM »
Dear Sirs, I would be grateful if you can confirm whether Chevrolet made a British Green metallic paint colour in 1968?

My 1968 RS / SS Camaro came from the factory painted British Green and the car is still British Green now however my mechanic has advised that there is a slight metallic in the paint.

We are trying to match the paint now as the rockers and the front wings need to be repainted.

The car has been repainted at some point in the past which might be the cause of the paint issue..

Any help would be gratefully received.

Best regards, Nigel

   

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 07:15:12 PM »
British green is metallic. Paint code on Trim Tag is Z. MFG. paint codes here: http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?make=Chevrolet&con=k&year=1968&rows=50

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 04:29:04 PM »
Dear Sir, Many thanks for the quick response and information, which I have passed on to my mechanic. Best regards and have a great weekend, Nigel

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 08:59:03 PM »
Nigel, show pictures of your car when you can. I think that is a great color!
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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 12:18:58 AM »
When you speak of wings it makes me think you are in the US. Paint mixing formulas should be available from a good paint store. If not there they would be here for sire. BUT it would help to know if it's base / clear, lacquer, enamel? Not all old colors translate to modern paints.
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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 01:14:52 AM »
When you speak of wings it makes me think you are in the US. Paint mixing formulas should be available from a good paint store. If not there they would be here for sire. BUT it would help to know if it's base / clear, lacquer, enamel? Not all old colors translate to modern paints.
I'm in the business and a paint code translates to all paint types. Hence the WA number. "Wings" is not a US term. Many jobbers ( paint stores as you say), do not have a clue about old colors unless you provide them with a WA number or company code. And it still may not come up on the screen. Then you have to call the company library for a formula. The toners in old lacquers and enamels are not the same as modern toners; the paint companies reformulate them to match. And they may still have to be tinted and sprayouts done to achieve the match desired.

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 04:05:43 AM »
You say the it has the Rally Sport option most was painted black on the rocker panel except for some dark colors. Not sure on British Green.  It is not mentioned on the charts in RS black out chart in the paint forums. Maybe some body will chime in confirm if it was.

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 04:53:42 AM »
A 'front wing' is British for 'fender'.
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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 03:15:56 PM »
Dear Sirs, Thank you for all the posts. I have checked and the rockers on a British Green painted car were painted body colour.

I am sorry for the use of the word 'wings' instead of 'fenders' however I am English and the car is in the UK.

Thank you again for all your help. Nigel

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 03:39:03 PM »
The only reason I brought that up is your paint stores may not have the codes and formulas for US cars. If they don't  but you have stores like PPG, etc. someone here in the US could get mixing formulas for the original color.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: British Green paint colour for my 1968 RS / SS
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 03:29:51 PM »
Different brands of paint using the same numbers do not always match.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2017, 03:54:53 PM »
There are many other factors that affect paint shade... that are controlled (or uncontrolled) during the actual mixing/spraying process...
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