1970 GS Grill Paint.......

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Paul Stewart, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    What is the correct color Silver that I can get in a spray can?

    Thanks!
     
  2. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Good question I'll be doing my dad's grille again soon..
     
  3. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Dull aluminum. Eastwood Alumiblast works good. It is lacquer based. Don't use enamel on plastic . Rustoleum is enamel.
     
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  5. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    I have plenty of Alumiblast, will use that. Thank you.
     
  6. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    i used dupli-color CDSFM236 "silver charcoal", many years ago.
     
  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Also the grill part is darker than aluminum edge.
     
  8. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    I thought correct was Argent Silver.
     
  9. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Three colors on a grill . Silver/aluminum for outer edge. Charcoal gray for mesh grill part and flat/satin black for center.
     
  10. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    there a actually a large discussion on this subject many years ago. One of the members posted pictures of his grill & paint colours used. I think the threads are gone.
     
  11. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    There are only two colors on the NOS grill that I am re-painting due to shelf ware. Black inside and in-between/Argent everywhere else......
     
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  12. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

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  13. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones Wretched Excess

    Here is a pic showing what Dave's post describes. Most of the grille is "Light Argent Silver". The egg crate portion is "Dark Argent". The center is black.

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  14. Robin Cook

    Robin Cook 70 GS350(455Tribute) 65gs

    Jim Jones posted a terrific pic of colour scheme on grill for 70 gs, but which exactly are the black and argent charcoal colours?
    I have one color suggested by a local friend/board member, the silver by dupli color, does this supplier have the other 2 correct colours and if so what are the part numbers? My grille got busted last year during a show by someone leaning on it, luckily I found another original in my pile in great shape, some minor repairs to 2 hairline cracks in lower grille corners, but need those colours, anyone got this info?
    Thanks
     
  15. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Did the skylark grill get the same light argent color?
     
  16. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Did not know the 70 grill was all those colors. Paul use SEM trim black. You won’t be sorry. Google your zip code and check Humidity when you paint. If humidity is high . You black may flash white. wait for dry day.
     
  17. Robin Cook

    Robin Cook 70 GS350(455Tribute) 65gs

    TTT still not clear on paint colour Ident match
     
  18. dyll

    dyll Active Member

    try different kinds of silver on a piece of cardboard, either you can go with the correct silver or go with your own taste of silver, you never know
     
  19. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on


    When I was painting 70 GS grilles the colors used were as follows. The entire grille was sprayed with PPG DP epoxy primer (black and white) that I custom mixed to match the grey plastic. I then painted the front of the grilles bright silver. The color was was a WV color called "silversbee" basecoat mixed as an interior paint and did not require a topcoat. The charcoal or argent was painted next followed by the black. The paints were mixed as interior paints and used a reactive reducer.

    35146 Bottom right neutral argent. Double check to verify a good match.

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  20. dyll

    dyll Active Member

    i forgot how many kinds of colors they did the grille, this will help this guy and me, lol
     

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