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#1348149 Fri Feb 28 2020 02:39 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 28
R
'Bolter
Hi everyone
Looking for some color help, I’m having trouble finding forester green for my 1949 Chevy 3100 I’m having painted and I’ve gotten a sample of Forester green from PPG40519 and it looks light. Like almost a jelly green, which I don’t want.

This is exactly what I am looking for:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/03/05/c2/0305c23ad177257dd09461f7204479f0.jpg

This is what ppg 40519 looks like:
https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/09/retiree-nurses-49-chevy-pickup-back-to-health.html

Any ideas?
Btw I looked & searched all over this site looking for different color codes with no luck.

Appreciate any insight and assistance.

Roxxstar #1348153 Fri Feb 28 2020 02:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,613
Bubba - Curmudgeon
The color codes in the Stovebolt 1947-1955 Advance-Design Paint Codes Tech Tip are from GM/Chevrolet-truck documents.

A paint supplier may or may not be able to find a formula for a code - they then look for "offset" codes (a code for a modern color that supposedly matches the original color).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Roxxstar #1348175 Fri Feb 28 2020 06:20 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,636
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Your second link mentions the color as Seacrest green, not Forester green.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
klhansen #1348187 Fri Feb 28 2020 12:20 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,613
Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by klhansen
Your second link mentions the color as Seacrest green, not Forester green.

I am getting slower and dimmer as I enter old age.
I only see one link in my post above. (Maybe you are referring to links at that Tech Tip?)

The codes/colors at that link are:

Forester Green
RPO standard
PPG 40519
DU(PONT) 62006 (this was taken from a non-GM paint chip sheet)

Seacrest Green
RPO 234J
PPG 40522
DUP(PONT) 93-62201
The 1949 Salesman Truck Data Book shows Seacrest Green (but, not Forester Green)

My guess is that Secrest Green was the 1949 Truck color name?

There might be more 1949 Chevrolet Color sheets here?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Roxxstar #1348210 Fri Feb 28 2020 04:38 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,636
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Tim I was referring to the OP's second link. Should have been more clear. Sorry.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Roxxstar #1348216 Fri Feb 28 2020 05:23 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,613
Bubba - Curmudgeon
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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Roxxstar #1348235 Fri Feb 28 2020 07:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,010
B
'Bolter
To my knowledge, many of the years have the exact same colors, but are named differently each year. I personally call it Forestor Green or "simply" Utility Green.
Here is the color I have for my 1952.
Juniper Green
It is a PPG Acrylic Enamel I bought years ago.
DAR41374
OEM: 630 General Motors
tinting guide: DAR41374
DMR490 18.0
DMR484 20.0
DMR486 92.0
DMR441 160.0
DMR411 250.0
DXR495 20.0
DMR499 500.0
This is one quart.

On my current 1960 project, I had some spray tests with new paints. The same color that I had tested came out completely different from each other and required a different number of coats to cover. For this testing, I went to my local auto paint jobber and looked in his old color chip books that he had. I also ordered an original chip card for my year truck from Ebay so I had one for myself and always started with that chip card to be consistent with different brands.
I hope this helps.
Good luck.

Roxxstar #1348249 Fri Feb 28 2020 09:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 186
J
'Bolter
Roxxstar, I have attached a pic of my nearly finished 51 3100. This is what I had mixed as Forester Green. It looks like the color you are looking for. I had some test chips made. I can send you a piece of one of those chips if you want along with the formula. Let me know.

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Roxxstar #1348250 Fri Feb 28 2020 09:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 186
J
'Bolter
Sorry, it's really a 1950 3100.

Jhyp #1348275 Sat Feb 29 2020 02:01 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 28
R
'Bolter
Hey everyone,
Thanks for the great discussion.

JHYP, that would be amazing. The color of your truck looks like what I’m looking for. I’ll send you a private IM

To my eye the ppg 40519 looks like the 2nd link.

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