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#723361 - May 06th 2017 7:28 am what colour is this?  
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I imported this 1980 G10 from the Us a few months ago, I have decided to repaint it but really would love to keep it the colour it was, its not the original colour, so there`s no paint code to work from. I even called the previous owner but he bought it with this colour, he has no idea of what it might be.
I`m hoping - yeah, its LONG SHOT - that someone out there might recognise the colour, it`s metallic blue,
Thanks, hope the image works.\
Sorry, photobucket refuses to respond, its getting worse every time I try to use it, hopefully you can browse my previous posts where there are some pics of the van
cheers
Just found help on the forum re adding pics.

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#723373 - May 06th 2017 2:06 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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Paint shops here (and I assume there) have devices that can "read" and then match a paint color, by simply scanning the surface. If you can't come up with a paint code, this service should get you VERY close.

#723374 - May 06th 2017 2:44 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Dyno_Dave]  
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Thanks Dave, I have tried a couple of paint shops locally, they say their scanner only `reads` late models, but you have me thinking I should contact some of the bigger shops nearer the city, they`d prob have more equipment. cheers.

#723378 - May 06th 2017 6:26 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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Interesting Matman. That may be true, I don't know. But I've never heard of that before.

#723380 - May 06th 2017 7:11 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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Home Depot will tell ya ...

#723388 - May 06th 2017 8:42 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: frscke1]  
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cheers.it seems we have some home depot stores around Brisbane, I`ll check them out tomorrow.

#723407 - May 06th 2017 11:06 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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My first thought when you asked was that it was a late 90s GM color that they put on their pickups.
I found some stuff and posted it, but the more I looked, the more the info didn't agree... So I edited the post to what is here now.

It really looks like a Chevy truck color to me, but I can't pin down what that color is called.
Some sources say "Indigo Blue Metallic", another source says "Medium Blue".

Is this close?
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#723415 - May 07th 2017 6:47 am Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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what can I say Rusty, you should change your handle to Sam Spade..........
Looks very close, I`ll check out the auto shops tomorrow and see what Indigo Blue looks like in the touch up
rattle cans. thanks again..

#723424 - May 07th 2017 7:10 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Matman]  
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I wish you good luck.

I couldn't find it earlier, but here's a chart with the paint codes for that color:
Paint codes

Regards, Sam Spade
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#723459 - May 08th 2017 7:34 pm Re: what colour is this? [Re: Rusty_Pancelode]  
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Pardon me for being tardy to the investigation,
That being said;

Disclaimer on my sense of colour. For I have been told that I posses no such sense.

The two tone 1990 G30 in the pic here is Dark Blue Metallic, RPO 28U, over Light Blue Metallic, RPO 21L.

CazAttack has the same year same Chevy with what looks like the same color.

Duplicolor has these colors, same numbers. It looks a little darker into more of a Royal blue than your Van. Which is nice by the way. Good Sleuthing!


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