Limemist Green

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by steverw, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    Anyone have the paint code for 71 Limemist Green?
    And who makes the best reproduction front and reas spoilers for GSX?
    Thank you
    Steve
     
  2. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    lime mist paint color 43

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  3. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    43 is the paint code on my car, 71 GS. But i see pictures of 2 71 GSX's that the Limemist is a much more brilliant metalic green. Or it seems.
     
  4. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    this is your car?

    image.jpg

    pics can look different
    good camera vs low quality camera
    good light conditions
    or even editing:

    lime.jpg


    do you mean this pic?

    dfer.jpg

    i undid some of the editing
    check the color of the grass:

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  5. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    Yes that is the color of my car, and these are the 2 GSX's i was refering to. I love the color they appear to be, much more than what it actually is. I thought that might have been a special color for GSX only... Guess not.

    There is a very brilliant metallic green on new Jeeps, very similar to what these two appear. Maybe ill paint my car that color.
    Thank you
    Steve
     
  6. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    do you mean this green color, named "mojito!" on the jeep?

     
  7. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    Thats the one, i love that color. It would look killer with GSX stripes and the blacked out hood. IMO
    Steve
     
  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks like the Silver Fern (41) car board member @alain restored - Interesting how much different the 2nd pic looks - Looks more like Willowmist Green (42). Top pic is much closer to reality. To me, in the chart below neither Willowmist nor Lime Green look right but screens can make a big difference too. Definitely can't trust colors on a computer but of course with editing capabilities these days can't trust any pics or video anymore.
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  9. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    The pics above show one with a white interior. That one belongs to someone who lives in Ct. & IF I remember correctly it came out of Canada & is still wearing it's original paint.
    The 2nd. one with black interior is ALSO out of Ct. His dad bought the car when it was 6 months old. It's had a meticulous nut & bolt body off restoration by one of the top notch GS restorers in the country & I can vouch that he WON'T paint a car the WRONG color.
    They are both OUTSTANDING cars.
     
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  10. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    My car is the same color code and it always look a slightly different color from picture to

    Though mine is a slight shade different from orginal......they tried to match it but my inside trunk had never been repeated so I know its slightly off


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  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    The bottom (w/editing undone) pic of the GSX's on my screen looks about right for Lime Mist Green. As noted, Nick Serwo (it's no secret) painted the one with the black top and his stuff is pretty spot on.
     
  12. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    the black vinyl top car is owned by board member ken lisk
    71GSX455-4SPD

    pic was used in this hemmings article

    GSX2 - 1971 Buick GSX
    Buick's wildest muscle car is exemplified in a concours-restored and an original-paint GSX

    link:
    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/gsx2-1971-buick-gsx
     
  13. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    yes, its his car
    previously owned by board member philipp66
    couldnt use a pic of steves car because it was too dark

    but this is steves ride:

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  14. Scrappy

    Scrappy Well-Known Member

    Funny, I recently picked up a 72 Skylark that is Lime mist. Years ago someone did a really poor GSX paint scheme on it. I saw the same two GSX's in the pictures posted, and knew they were a 'brighter' green, but I too liked the color. I also found the Jeep Mojito green to be a perfect candidate. The black and red lettering on the hood is a great indication of what the GSX stripes will look like on the green. Well, good luck with your project! I guess I wont have the only one on the block if you decide to go with the same paint scheme.
     
  15. steverw

    steverw Well-Known Member

    Yes thats my car, its had one repaint and i can see a more brilliant original Limemist where this paint chipped. Im sure this job faded alot or they mixed the color wrong.
    But yes i love the Mojito green on the Jeeps. That color with the blacked out hood and GSX stripes will look killer i think. How about those green Oldsmobile wheels!
    I have Buick ralleys on it now.
     
  16. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    screenshot from the video
    sure looks good!

    rubi.jpg
     
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  17. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Lime Mist is a great color!
     
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  18. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Here was my 71 back in the day still wearing its original paint

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  19. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    with the optional flow-thru convertible top!
     
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  20. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Southern Opera Window thank you very much!:D
     
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