Recommendation on 1980 Z28 paint color

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by tvanaken, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. tvanaken

    tvanaken New Member

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    We are close to finishing a winter father/son project restoring a 1980 Z28. Car goes to body shop Monday for professional touch up of body work and then paint. My son (turns 16 in August and will drive the car) wants a dark metallic color. Maybe a dark charcoal. Any suggestions from someone who has done this and used a decal set? We are not requiring original colors from 1980 and like the new camaro dark color. I want to make sure it looks good even if a few days out from a wash. Body shop uses PPG paints.
     
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  2. 76 camaro car 1

    76 camaro car 1 Veteran Member

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    The dark charcoal on the newer camaro's is a awesome color.What type of decal kit are you going to use? The paint is probably ppg. Oh and welcome to nasty z28.
     
  3. leafs_11

    leafs_11 BANNED

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    google 81 camaro pictures
     
  4. azfabshop

    azfabshop Member

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    Thats funny, my 17 year old wants to do the same to his 81. Let me know what you go with. We are still a ways out from paint on his!
     
  5. 80-z28

    80-z28 Veteran Member

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    How about metallic blue with tri-color blue stripes? I just did not put the stripes back on.
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  6. BP80Z28

    BP80Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Were going with gun metal gray with the red strip package.:bowtie:
     
  7. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    First of all, let me welcome you to the site also.
    Are you thinking of a color like this? I think it would look cool with the red striping like mentioned above. Although the black doesn't look bad either, as long as it doesn't get lost in the paint.

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    I see you're not far from me. We make a few trips to Conneaut Lake each summer. Maybe we can get together. Let me know.
     
  8. tvanaken

    tvanaken New Member

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    Thanks everyone. Would the light silver, medium silver, charcoal stripe kit look good with the 2012 ashen gray metallic that new camaros come in? We like that color paint but would need to be compatible with the stripe kit.
     
  9. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The new camaro color is cyber gray metallic. The silver/charcoal stripe may not be enough contrast to stand out. Then again, it may look great.
     
  10. tvanaken

    tvanaken New Member

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    I think maybe I need to buy the stripe kit and check before settling on a color. I agree that it might or might not be enough of a contrast
     

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