1971 Custom Paint Code - What Color?

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  1. 71Z28454

    71Z28454 New Member

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    Well, originally posted this back in 2007 and finally found out what this is...From Paintref.com Dupont number at the bottom of this post. My 71 is headed to the paint shop soon to be painted the original color.

    Dupont code 5324 - gray
    This gray automotive paint color is most commonly known as Silver Steel. Other common color promotional names include Tealmist Gray, Bluestone Gray, and Oxford Gray. The color formulation has been used only in 1971, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GM, and Buick. We have records of this color appearing on the model of GTO and ChevyII. See the full detailed list below. The use of this paint is for corporate main body, and special order color.


    Example of the color Dupont 5324
    See more information on Dupont code "5324"

    Usage list of Dupont paint code 5324 (more information)
    year make model code paint name comment
    1971 Buick Buick 16 Tealmist Gray
    1971 Chevrolet Chevrolet 16 Silver Steel
    1971 Chevrolet ChevyII 16 Silver Steel
    1971 GM 16 Tealmist Gray
    1971 Oldsmobile Oldsmobile 16 Oxford Gray
    1971 Pontiac GTO 16 Bluestone Gray special order
    1971 Pontiac Pontiac 16 Bluestone Gray

    Paint Manufacturer Codes
    GM(Fisher code) : WA4045
    Make/Year Code : 16
    PPG/Ditzler : 2161
    Dupont : 5136, 5136L, 927-99942, 5324D, 5324, 5136D
    RM/BASF : A2472
     
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    That is going to be GORGEOUS!
    Wonder what GG wheel color is... the wheels would be CLOSE to the same color as the car if the wheels were the color of other Z28 wheels.
     
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    Hey @secondgenaddict, I am super excited. Headed to the paint shop on Saturday. Got her stripped down and ready to go. Unfortunately, the original wheels were painted black when I got the car in 1986. I will post some pics when I get her back!
     

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