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Offline cappy102

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1957 Interior Paint Codes
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:25:06 PM »
After trying many search terms and their permutations, I still cannot find the actual paint codes for the interior of my car. The authenticity Manual states that there are both light and dark tones used, and where they are used.

After ordering my build sheet from Allied Vaughan, my check was returned along with a somewhat illegible copy (of the build sheet) from microfiche. There are no interior paint codes mentioned as far as I can tell.

GM must have had some sort of plan when it came to matching the interior colors with the exterior, but after searching this forum and many other GM and Cadillac paint reference sites, I've only been able to get very general information. The interior paint chip charts published online are not always accurate because of monitor/display variations, and, not having a portable 'device' I wouldn't be able to match the car color to the screen anyway.

The only option left, as mentioned in another member's post, is to take in parts such as the glove compartment door, to a paint shop. This might be a more productive use of my time and I'm sure a correct match would be possible.

Still, I'm curious as to whether there is a chart that x-references exterior and interior paint codes.

Spank me if this is a redundant post...but please point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 01:32:22 PM »
I obtained the info I gave you from the rear of an exterior paint chip chart. As far as I know, no one ever included a chip of the interior colors. The need was so slight that it would have been a needless expense to include all of those colors.
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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 02:37:15 PM »
Thanks, Barry...

This must be why I'm having trouble finding the illusive cross-reference. It doesn't exist.

Someone has posted a chip card for 1957 interior colors:

http://images.tcpglobal.com/chips/1957-Cadillac-pg03.jpg?linkingParam=%7B%22_ga%22%3A%22GA1.2.153968925.1512432144%22%7D&_ga=2.35156322.293222024.1512432144-153968925.1512432144

but without it in hand, it's impossible to match the chips to the actual paint on my 57 CDV. And frankly, the colors represented on the above mentioned card just don't look right.

The good news is that there are a limited number of blues and I should be able to track these down.

If I come up with anything, I'll post the results.

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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 03:30:54 PM »
Whoops, There must have been two of you. The post I "answered" was for a green. And that is a wonderful chart for interior colors. Usually, they are a few lines on the back of a "regular" chart. Since you're finding so "much" maybe you should attempt looking for the elusive "spring" colors for the 1941 Cadillac!

The reason that it may not look "right" to you is the natural fading of the chips. Good luck, you're proving to be a good researcher.
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Offline J. Gomez

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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 05:23:45 PM »
Mark,

Maybe this can be of help on your research from the old DuPont Historical Color Library http://historicalcolorlibrary.axaltacs.com/hcl/

PS The site is very slow to load.

There are no paint chip for the interior colors for the 1957 just the color number are listed, maybe those can be match with other years exterior color codes.  ???

Good luck..!
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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 05:26:57 PM »
Best option is to take a sample panel from the dash (ie: ash tray door etc) to the paint shop which should be able to create a suitable match.
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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 05:53:24 PM »
Thanks, Barry...and I'll take that '41 any color, any day!!!
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Re: 1957 Interior Paint Codes
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 05:55:58 PM »
And thanks to everyone else for your replies. I'll start a new thread when I get on track. Heck, I may even start putting together a cross-reference of my own.

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