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Old 12-26-2020, 12:43 AM
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On my Corvette, if it helps?
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Love the paint scheme on that. Nicely done, and goes well with the color.
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I think the fact that it is next to impossible to find on other cars and it is not all that common on Corvettes tells you everything you need to know.
I say the same thing about stuff you don't see very often, lol.

It sure isn't making the choice any easier. I'm trying to stay in the time period and stay away from non OEM colors but I fear I'm going to be tempted to get out the orange color book and start looking at color chips.

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If I had an original Carolina Blue car, I would paint it back that color.
Nothing wrong with that color at all IMO.

But then again all my cars are either blue or white
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I'm not against the Carolina Blue, but it seems the only people that even know what the color is are a few on this forum, or people that live in North Carolina, lol.

I can't begin to count the number of car people I've already had to explain that color to, what it is and why, and the connection to a sports team before they realize what it is. I have pictures of a 72 SS blown up on the shop wall in Carolina Blue. Then the reaction is bleck, no one likes it.
I'm just not sure I want to go through the rest of my life with this car trying to explain what the color is and why. LOL

I like blues, and I even entertained the idea of maybe tweaking the Carolina Blue with a little metallic to help with the bland pastel appearance. It's not like a 72 SS 454 is a big dollar car anyway, and it's been my day 2 hotrod for 35 years so it's not completely stock. I'm really struggling with the choices.

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Hi Larry-paint it whatever makes you happy. I love the Ontario Orange!


That color and the 1972 Pewter metallic that came on Chevelles and Novas look awesome at sunset
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Hi Larry-paint it whatever makes you happy. I love the Ontario Orange!


That color and the 1972 Pewter metallic that came on Chevelles and Novas look awesome at sunset
Hey Bruce, hope all is well and you and family had a Merry Christmas!!

Yes I like Pewter Metallic too. I also like Golds, Oranges, Blues, Greens, My problem is I like too much. lol

Probably 2 colors I avoid is Black and Red. Not because I don't like them, but because you see a lot of it already. I've painted more Black and Red cars than anything else. We own a factory Black car already and don't really want another one. I like Reds more the darker they get.

My wife hates the Hugger Orange, but she loves the copper colors, Golds, Blues etc... She actually likes Ontario Orange though, as it reminds her of a little bit of copper depending on how the light hits it, and we owned a 71 454 vette in War Bonnet Yellow, which actually looks like Gold, and she loved that too. She sort of likes Carolina Blue but it wasn't the reaction I was hoping for.

I'm really beating myself up over this
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----I ordered a new 72 Grand Prix in Pewter with a white vinyl top, and liked it so much that several years later I painted my 70 LS5 SS Chevelle convert Pewter with a white top and stripes. The Chevelle was originally black, but black is too labor intensive for my taste. .....Bill S
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Yes, exactly! While I love black on about anything, one car is enough. It's way too much upkeep and labor intensive. I gave it serious thought for the Chevelle, but the need to then go white stripes, and having perfect black interior in it already sort of killed that thought. I would rather have white interior with that combo but I'm not swapping interior color.

I really like the Carolina Blue more when the car has a vinyl top to break things up. Mine however never had the top. I wish it did though.
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Old 12-26-2020, 06:26 PM
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So the drive train for your project is missing? Carolina Blue would be a special paint color - rare.

Just be prepared for all the comments like "That's not a stock color for that car is it?"
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