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Post by A_Tame76 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:55 pm

Whats up guys? I aquired a nice blue console out of a 76 Malibu and its in super condition with exception of the paint being a little worn. I would like to respray it and was looking to see if anyone has found what is a good color of blue that would be a very good match to the original. I'm trying to avoid trial and error and hope someone can help me find the right color blue.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:50 am

WHAT COLOR CODE BLUE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ??

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:54 am

Im not sure Anthony, Id have to show you a photo I guess. Is the color code marked anywhere on the console typically? Its a medium blue, not light, not dark either.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:03 am

NOT that i know of, but lately that aint alot LOL ===>. maybe this shade or darker?? [img]repainting a blue console GMDOORJAMPIC[/img]

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:04 am

Yes...that looks very close
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:07 am

i will get the code for you tomorrow...or would it be on vin ID plate i think i have that in tool box

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:09 am

Now even if I have the code, is do you know if I can get that in a spray can for plastic/vinyl? Ive seen blues, but not sure if it was this shade or close. In any case, having a paint code is better than nothing.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:29 am

you should be able to get it from an automotive paint supply (the ones that body shops with there paints, take a lil while to get. but well worth it other than that i have heard of people matching the color in a rustoleum type of plastic paint and they use the wagner spray system or a similar airless paint system, which you can rent and do all the panels to match at same time .......if it was me i would go the airless route ...........hope this helps buddy

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:36 am

ill post a pic of the console later, I suppose I should have done that first. What is the "airless" route?
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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:10 am

Here is a picture of the blue console
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:56 pm

DUDE THAT IS SO CLOSE TO MY FACTORY COLOR IT AINT FUNNY ............but why do you wanty blue ?? is you interior blue ???

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:17 pm

Well, my interior is all black. I got what I thought to be a price I couldnt pass up. Especially since the console hinge is still perfect. Everything about this console a great except the paint is thin in the main areas of wear (along edges) or on the egdes of the console lid. I figured Id find the correct color redo it, and just re-sell it or something. It was too nice to pass up. Ive also never seen the bezel around the shifter painted the same color as the rest of the console. But this thing is original, it doesn't looked to be resprayed.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:25 pm

no it looks in real nice shape but if you re-spray it very nice take your time with the right adhesion promoter and paint selection you could re-sell it as a black one and double your money or use it you self ............for my dash in my pics it used to be firethorn red in color

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:30 pm

I see the stuff on ebay all the time, and 90% of the consoles on there are black. I actually believe there is a demand out there for specific colors other than black. I saw a tan that was decent and that had a broken hinge go for close to 400 recently...couldnt believe it. As you know, Im trying to find a console box and lid by itself for one of these consoles, but I cant bring myself to split this one up...sounds crazy huh?
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:34 pm

RIGHT ............i know what you mean i will grab the color code later i have switch my firestones onto my draglites what you think about white letters out ?? on welds never see that do you ?????

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Post by A_Tame76 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:38 pm

funny you should ask that question...take a look at my picture album, and then one of the photos with a side profile of my car...tell me what YOU think!
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Post by 1973chevelle on Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:42 pm

all of the interior in my car is that shade of blue and the seats are vinel, i wish they were leather
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:46 am

I dont think I've ever seen a factory console peel off its color, and judging by the shifter bezel being blue as well, (they were always black) I'm going to guess that it's been painted before. I'd get some solevent, or thinner and try to strip some more of it off, then do a respray. do a coat, sand it lightly, and do it again. It should come out pretty sweet!


( I didnt read the entire thread, so ignore me if I pointed out something that someone else already did, heh..)
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:47 am

I have red soft tops for 73-75 consoles that are in nice shape. Not sure that I have any bases or boxes though, if anyone is interested.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:53 am

A_Tame76 wrote:funny you should ask that question...take a look at my picture album, and then one of the photos with a side profile of my car...tell me what YOU think!
i think they look kik a** with the white letters out

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Post by dhw3971 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:20 pm

I gave up trying to find the right shade of blue and took a piece of the interior trim to a local auto paint store. They custom blended a quart and computer matched it for me. Bought a Preval sprayer and it looks great!
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Post by lagunainnewark on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:33 pm

This is a medium to light blue factory color, if it's close I have the SEM part number. Ron


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