Re: Closest match to Grabber Orange
In article <29qdnckzxMqgvkfenZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com>, 66 6F HCS wrote:
> "Brent P" <tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> In article <FOednec2OYAAl0TenZ2dnUVZ_v-dnZ2d@comcast.com>, 66 6F HCS
>>> My .02. I like Calypso Coral over Grabber Orange. Don't do metallic. It
>>> doesn't look right on a classic for some reason.
>> Huh? There were a number of metalics back then...
>> For 1970 Mustangs: Dark Ivy Metalic, Med. Lime Metalic, Bright gold
>> metalic, Med. Blue metalic, MEd. Gold Metalic, Sliver blue metalic.
> And they all looked like crap, IMO. It was hard to get the metallic to look
> right for very long in the single stage paint they used back then. Ever seen
> a Med Lime Metallic car after it's sat in the sun for a month? Yech!! You
> had to wax that stuff every week!! I know, my '69 used to BE Med Lime
The durability and care requirements aside, the colors are not incorrect
for those cars as the colors were factory choices. If one is repainting a
car the durability and care requirements of the no longer available paint
formulations is moot.
One of my favorite colors btw, is Dark Green Metalic, and if I should buy
a new mustang, I would want it in that color if Ford could only see to
offer it instead of that modern version of lime-gold.