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Old 01-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Blue Paint Color Choices

I need some help guys.... I am going to be getting blue 1969 Z28 style stripes painted on my Summit White 2LT. Problem is that I still need to decide on the color of blue. I want to use a stock/OEM color from SOME manufacturer so that I can paint some other things later in the same color. (bowtie, RS badges, etc.) and just in case a chip happens, etc.

I have thought of the following colors, but I am looking for more ideas-

GM Laser Blue Metallic (common on late model Monte Carlo's and Impala's)
Subaru World Rally Blue Pearl
Toyota Blue Ribbon Metallic (late model Camry, etc)

I want something with a good size flake so that it reflects light well...

who has anymore ideas?
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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IBM would look sweet, the opposit of this.....

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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ABM or IBM would look good. You should look at an ABM in the sun.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
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ABM is like SGM you have to see them in person to see how great the color really is
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #5
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The IBM I think will be too dark-- against the Summit White, it will most certainly look black. ... similar to how the cyber grey stripes look black on the white car, but on IBM or RJT, the cyber grey stripes are pretty light looking. -- hence going for something more medium blue... it will darken up against the white paint.

never was too fond of the ABM... too green
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:34 PM   #6
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This may or may not be the shade of blue you`re looking for. I used this color for a blue stripe on a white 68 Road Runner with a 6 Barrel Hood, it`s called B5.

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #7
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looks sharp on the mopar for sure
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:13 AM   #8
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This is how white with ABM would look.....

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ABM would look sick!! IMO
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This is with IBM stripes.....

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Stop by the shop. I could spray some samples for you. I am liking the auburn color idea. But then again I like keeping it Gm.
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Stop by the shop. I could spray some samples for you. I am liking the auburn color idea. But then again I like keeping it Gm.
Auburn? not sure what you mean. I certainly don't mind keeping it GM, but it's going to be about how it looks against the white, and the metallic flake- I know that the Laser Blue has a decent size flake to it, just not sure if it's too purple.

-if the blue i pick out isnt 'sparkly enough' then my wife will insist on going with the Medium Grey Metallic that is on her 05 Monte instead. That has good flake to it, too.
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I used to think ABM had too much of a greenish color too...until I saw it in person. Then I bought it.

I was between white with blue stripes and ABM with white stripes. I don't really know the colors you've listed that well, but I do know the Subaru blue and it's nice. I'd go with that.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #14
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i actually liked the ABM more...until I saw it in person.

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Auburn? not sure what you mean. I certainly don't mind keeping it GM, but it's going to be about how it looks against the white, and the metallic flake- I know that the Laser Blue has a decent size flake to it, just not sure if it's too purple.

-if the blue i pick out isnt 'sparkly enough' then my wife will insist on going with the Medium Grey Metallic that is on her 05 Monte instead. That has good flake to it, too.
Sorry i meant Suburu. My spell check took over. If you are not sure thats why spray our panels are the best. I can do a few for you and we could go from there.
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LOL.. I thought maybe it was the spellcheck... but not for Subaru, rather Aqua or something more close to auburn... haha.

When it gets closer, i'll have to see about stopping out to do a few color samples.

I keep watching for cars on the road to find more colors, lol
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I know what you are looking for. More of a coarse flake rather than a fine flake.
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I suppose that makes sense. I was thinking that the Laser Blue had a bigger/different flake than a lot of the other GM blue colors. The Navy Blue metallic is nice, but it's got a finer flake in it, like the imperial blue does.
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