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1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: Medic68W ()
Date: May 13, 2019 11:27AM

Howdy:

I'm trying to repaint my '60 but I'm running into trouble trying to figure out what color it is. I looked up the GM paint code on the rear and it says it's tasco turquoise, but my car seems to be WAY lighter than whatever tasco turquoise is. The GM color almost looks gray in comparison. Could this just be a case of someone painting the car before me and screwing up the mixture ratios? Or does the tasco eventually fade into what color I've got? I can't find any other GM colors that match what I've got, and it's throwing me for a loop. Any help would be appreciated yall.

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: May 13, 2019 12:47PM

That blue could be good Ol' Earl Shcheib blue. That must have painted a gazillion used cars that color at the peak of their repaint business.

As their commercials in the 70's and 80's said "We'll paint any car for $99.95!!" Of course if you wanted a decent color or body work done it costed more.



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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: May 13, 2019 12:59PM

I can't tell by the pictures, is the metal trim inside a different shade than the outside?

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe-W100181
Earliest '61?

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: May 13, 2019 01:27PM

I had the same trouble painting my 60, tasco turquoise.

In different lights it looks blue or sometimes more greenish.

The brand of paint i finally got was from maxis, I believe, and it matched perfectly.

I bought paint from several old car paint suppliers and none matched even giving them the gm codes and other paint codes.
I had body parts scanned at the paint suppliers and they could not match it.

Good luck on your endeavor, it slowed me down to a crawl just trying to get paint for
the engine compartment.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: May 13, 2019 01:50PM

What is your paint code number?EddieB Dade City,Fl

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: Medic68W ()
Date: May 13, 2019 03:21PM

Yup, the inside trim matched the exterior, and the engine bay and trunk are all the same color. I'm tempted to take it to a paint shop and use one of those paint guns to see if they can match it.

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: Medic68W ()
Date: May 13, 2019 03:22PM

The engine bay tag reads 964B

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Re: 1960 caveman paint color?
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: May 14, 2019 05:51AM

I took a picture of the paint can when I got my paint.

Mine is 964b as well.

It was maxis brand paint .

If this will help.

I also did the scanner at the paint supply and they could not get a color for mine.

But I'll share what worked for me if interested, send me a pm.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!



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