Paint Code G - what is it ?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by 68 Skylark cust, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Hi , I just received my GM informative sheets and that said that my car was originally paint with code G color for Ivory Gold Mist .

    I was curious to see what it may look like if someone have a picture of is car or on the web , of the most acurate Ivory Gold Mist even if it's not on a Skylark . Thank you

    Note I have this but the car has been repaint in 85 with a slightly different color more "gold" and I cannot tell if the pic (of my actual car) was taken before or after .... now it's been repainted in red in 2001 by former owner (2nd) but in some years I may consider the original color who knows :Brow:
     

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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

  3. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    thank you , Maybe it's my monitor but it don't look like my picture , and I know that this was the original painting on the pic , first owner's son send it here . I wonder if any member(s) here is having a Buick with the G code color , with a better quality picture than my 20 or so years old scanned picture .
     

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  4. dcm422

    dcm422 Well-Known Member

    Don't think I have a pic anywhere, but my mom bought a 68 Skylark new in Oct of 67 in Ivory Gold Mist. It was a one year only color and it had a hue to it that looked almost green. It was still gold, but not a gold gold if you know what I mean.
    The 67 and 69 golds were not the same as 68. There seemed to be a lot of unique colors that year. My 68 wagon is some sort of an off white (called Desert Beige), not a dark beige and definitely not a yellow or cream. Don't know what they were thinking that year, but the colors changed quite a bit in 69.

    Mark
     
  5. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Here's a 69 pic I took in the wood , is it what you mean for the different gold ?

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  6. dcm422

    dcm422 Well-Known Member

    The pic you show is the 69 gold. If you look at the color library pic of the 68 color you can almost see the greenish hue. The 68 color is hard to describe unless you can see it up close.
    The 67 Gold Mist and the 69 gold are somewhat similar and don't have the green hue to it. It is hard to tell on a computer monitor or even a photo. You pretty much need to see it in person to tell.
    Another problem that comes up with unique colors (in my opinion) is that when the paint shop mixes it, they sometimes don't get it 100% correct. The color Bamboo cream on the 70 models is one such color. You can get 3 cars that are painted that color and they will all be one or two shades off. Yet, they all have the correct color but are slightly different due to how the paint shop blended the paint.

    Mark
     
  7. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Did you try pulling the trim off of the windshield pillar inside the car to see what the original paint looked like. I doubt that this area would have been repainted. :Do No:
     
  8. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Good idea ! I have my dash taken off last few days for repaint(dye) during the winter , yesterday I finished by the pillar and my answer was there ... there is still a very minor doubt in my mind cause I was told by the 1st owner's son that the car has been repainted with the wrong color(gold too) it has been redone after because the customer don't like the "miss" color .

    I can say i'm 90% sure this is the original color . I'm not so sure now that I would have it this color next time the car need a fresh coat :pp
     

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  9. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    I think it would be safe to assume that the paint under that trim piece is from the factory. It would take a lot of masking (work) by the painter to paint that part during a "re-paint".

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