Limemist Green

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  1. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    hell yeah brother
    oprah window!!

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  2. kiwidave

    kiwidave Well-Known Member

    Interesting chart. 1971 date but includes Wildcat ???
     
  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    it also says "Le Sabre" instead of LeSabre:

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    from the 1971 buick brochure:

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  4. Mark Kahs

    Mark Kahs Member

    Here's a picture of some virgin Lime Mist that was under windshield molding on my 71 GS convertible.
     

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  5. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Wow, that looks great.
     
  6. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

  7. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    My 69 Stage 1 4-speed , that I am restoring was originally the lime mist green poly also, but I have seen different versions of, especially if one was painted with old lacquer, vs a base coat clear coat style. It changes the shine and depth of the color. But in the end the only one who has to like the color, is the one who paid for it and is driving it.
     
  8. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Paint formulas change by the year.
    69 Lime Mist is waaaaaay different than Lime Mist for 71.

    69 is same as Chevy's "frost" green, same color code but different name.
    Those are a muted silvery green, whereas the Lime Mist for 1971 is garish, gaudy, almost Moparish(if that's a word)
    Pontiac also used that color in 71, but they called it Tropical Lime.
    I have owned both a 71 GS and a 71 GTO in that green.
    I also owned a beautiful 14k mile original paint 69 Special.
    Way, way different color.
    My 2 cents worth, do not use the Jeep paint, use the original Buick color.
    You may have zero intention of ever selling your car, but in the event of a fire sale, non original colors can be a deal killer.
    Hard to find a person sometimes that likes the color you picked. IMHO
     
  9. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

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    My long gone now but factory paint lime mist car. I did ditch the “army truck green seats” for white though
     
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  10. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    I new there were different versions from different years, I was talking about the same color for the same year, but painted with different styles of paint....
     
  11. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    This 1971 Olds 442 has some nice contrasts in this photo...

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  12. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    That car also looks great in purple:

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  13. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Hey, how'd you do that?
     
  14. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    I wish he’d just fix the tear in my convertible top picture lol

    Very cool however ya did it! : )
     
  15. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    I liked it better with the Oprah window in post #21...:p



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  16. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Fritz, why in the world did you ever get rid of that car! Great color combo!
     
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  17. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Yeah, green with blue smoke rollin'!
     
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  18. steve murray

    steve murray Well-Known Member

    I’m guessing he sold it to Oprah ??
     
  19. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    It's a long story....

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  20. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    That's great - I'm not that good @ photoshop although I have an old version. I'd love to that to a pic and see what a couple of my projects would look like done.
     

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