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    Paint it... Blue?

    On the outside, my 1979 Volare 2-door is PB3 "Cadet Blue" but on the inside, it's about 4 or 5 different shades of blue. The light blue door cards (which I think are original) are too nice to paint/dye. Does anyone have a recommendation on a paint, wrap or magic spell that would bring the rest back at least close to the original blue? Or would you go a different direction? Thanks in advance.

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    Look up what SEM Color Coat offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedBanana1977 View Post
    On the outside, my 1979 Volare 2-door is PB3 "Cadet Blue" but on the inside, it's about 4 or 5 different shades of blue. The light blue door cards (which I think are original) are too nice to paint/dye. Does anyone have a recommendation on a paint, wrap or magic spell that would bring the rest back at least close to the original blue? Or would you go a different direction? Thanks in advance.
    SEM used to make a light blue plastic & vinyl paint that was a pretty close match to the Mopar light blue interiors. It was #15133 Wedgewood Blue. I believe it has been discontinued, but you may be able to find some old stock somewhere if you look around.
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    Failing that, here is a pic of my '79 DuPont color chart for the two shades of blue that Chrysler used in their interiors. You may be able to have a custom color done.
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    Worst case if all else fails, you can always have an automotive paint store mix it. Some can even put it in a spray can for you if you don't have any way to spray it with a gun. The CARQUEST next door to the shop I work at mixes aerosol paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aspen79 View Post
    Worst case if all else fails, you can always have an automotive paint store mix it. Some can even put it in a spray can for you if you don't have any way to spray it with a gun. The CARQUEST next door to the shop I work at mixes aerosol paint.
    Good idea; I'll check that out. I found some SEM "Pacific Blue" on Amazon, so will give that a try.

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    Another very good product is OER paints. I used their interior paint on my brothers '73 RR door panels. They show a '68-'72 light metallic blue available.

    http://www.classicindustries.com/pro...rts/pp332.html

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    I think 79 would be a very light blue. Not so dark as Pacific Blue, unless a custom look is your desire. I've seen the dark blue in an 80 before and really liked it. My local paint Store also will color match and custom mix anything. But I've gotten lucky to have just Firethorn red or Black to do so far...
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    Remember when cars actually had multiple color options for the interior? What do you get now? Light gray, dark gray, beige.....................yawn................

    We have a '56 Bel Air ragtop in the shop right now. White and orange with a white and orange interior, the way it should be!
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