GSX Paint Codes

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by BBSkylark, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. BBSkylark

    BBSkylark Well-Known Member

    So I really do not want to be making this thread but at the same time I want to make sure I am choosing the correct paint codes to have my car done.

    To start, I have a 1970 Skylark that I have been building into a GSX for far too long (10+ years) and paint is finally going to happen in the next few months :pray:

    The body shop that will be doing the paint work uses DuPont paint, I have read a lot of people having good luck with the PPG stuff but have not found any reviews on the DuPont.

    I have been using the search function to try and find all the information that I need (albeit some of the information dating back to 2004 so I am a little bit skeptical) to have my car painted in the correct colors and have the striping come out perfect. Hopefully I have not come up short. What I am looking for is some confirmation that the paint codes below are the correct ones that are to be used. I have a small database of stripe dimensions ect as well when it comes to those steps.

    Saturn Yellow: Original Factory Code: Q-Q
    DuPont Code: 5139 (Also found a 926-AF232?)
    R-M Code: 5169
    PPG Code: 81838

    Red Pinstripe: Unknown Original Factory Code
    DuPont Code: 5027
    R-M Code: 2120
    PPG Code: 2546

    Black Side Stripe & Hood Stripe: Unknown Original Factory Code
    Could not find a paint code for this portion. What I did find is to use a "Matt Black Paint 20/80 Gloss To Flatness"

    If anybody could please chime in that I am heading the right direction that would be great. The last thing I want is to end up with a GSX that is the wrong shade of yellow (I know its not a numbers car and what not but I would like as accurate of a clone as possible).
  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Dupont is wrong and too dull and PPG is correct. (I had spray outs done in each) Black stripe is GM 898-98811 Red is 868-97522
  3. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Hey BB Skylark! Sorry for not chiming in sooner. As far as Dupont goes or PPG or RM/ Glasurat. they are all good paints and pretty much equal. Paint is Paint. It's the decisions you make. I'm Born and raised a Pittsburgher! bleed burgh. But I have been painting cars for 30 yrs. In a shop that has 160 working stalls, My spray booth is the same as Chip Foose's on TV. And the other booth we have was custom built by Italians from Italy .And I have never Sprayed PPG. except for their epoxy. Anyway. I like European paint.But DuPont is an excellent choice. If it was not. they would not have gotten 14 billion dollars for their company! oh yeah ! 1 year ago. All I have to say to anyone spraying any hood or stripes black. please use basecoat clearcoat. and use appropriate amount of flat ting base . (60/70:50) that is (60/70) being flatting agent and (50) being clear. Because if you use flat black paint with out clear bird ****, dust dirt will Mar the paint. if you get wax in it your screwed . if you wipe your hand across with wedding band on it will mark. catch my drift.
  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Steve, I will have to disagree with you. My GSX was painted with another brand which was European brand and the color was not correct for a GSX so I had it done over. Also the Dupont color was not correct. The PPG was right on. I am talking about yellow.
  5. BBSkylark

    BBSkylark Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for the tips and information! I will be going through everything with my painter this Monday/Tuesday. Hopefully PPG is one of the paints that they use.
  6. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Any painter can get any paint. If they tell you they cannot they are feeding you a load of bull.
  7. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Mine was done in the Original Lucite Acrylic Lacquer by Dupont back in 2002 which is spot on and contains lead. So... Those who say Dupont is not correct while that may be true in 2017... back in 2002 when my car was painted... again it was spot-on. I'm not sure you can find Lacquer anymore...I still have a gallon left in case anything were to happen to my X.
    And it stills looks as good as the day it was painted although if I had to have it painted again I would not have used lacquer this time with all the great urethanes available.
  8. tsgp51

    tsgp51 Well-Known Member

    Cheers, I used ppg 81838 concept single stage Saturn yellow on my X It is an older formula but it is a dead on balls accurate color match .also 2546 dbc base coat red and dbc 9700 jet black.Then I cleared them with ppg global Matt clear d8115.
  9. tsgp51

    tsgp51 Well-Known Member

    More....I cleared the stripes with the Matt clear.the yellow has no clear on it.I wanted it to look more original, but not put lacquer on it.You can clear the concept with 2021 ppg clear if you like.My car was in the July Muscle car review so you can check color/ shine on stripes if you like

    STAGE2PAT Well-Known Member

    Any good painter can modify and match any color by modifying the formula of any manufacturer . A color matching camera will get you super close if not the color will be tintable to get the finished product . Approve the color on a spray out before your car is painted .

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