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#511710 - Sat Feb 28 2009 10:47 PM 1957 Chevy P/U Factory Paint Code
UnklRod Offline
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Hello all,
On the door plate of my 57 Chevy truck for the paint it says:
TRIM: STD
PAINT: 764 (What color is this?)
I am also trying to verify what I was told about the white on the truck. The hubcaps, grill, headlight rings and roof are all white. I was told they are Bombay Ivory white color. "The Dupont paint number for this color is 93-72961, and the Ditzler number is 80756." Is this a true factory color for my truck?
Thank you for the help gang!!
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#511718 - Sat Feb 28 2009 11:07 PM Re: 1957 Chevy P/U Factory Paint Code [Re: UnklRod]
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my book sez 764 = Brewster Green - the trim in the TF years is 'Arctic Beige', off white toward gray .... Bombay Ivory was the "2nd color" used with 2 tones, off white toward brown, not used on trim .... the number you have for the Bombay Ivory is the original Duco laquer #, you'll have a hard time translating that to a modern #

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#511720 - Sat Feb 28 2009 11:14 PM Re: 1957 Chevy P/U Factory Paint Code [Re: UnklRod]
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764 is Brewster Green (Ditzler 42101)

The Dupont & PPG (Ditzler) codes you have for Bombay Ivory are correct.

PPG should be able to find a formula to match Bombay Ivory - check the instructions on how to contact the PPG Color Library, at the bottom of this Tech-Tip



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#511744 - Sun Mar 01 2009 12:35 AM Re: 1957 Chevy P/U Factory Paint Code [Re: tclederman]
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Thanks guys!
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#567365 - Fri Aug 21 2009 06:45 PM Re: 1957 Chevy P/U Factory Paint Code [Re: UnklRod]
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Here is a photo of how the frame looks this week. I bought the brewster green and bombay ivory today. We hope to start painting parts next week.
Jon


Edited by UnklRod (Fri Aug 21 2009 06:46 PM)
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