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8/23/10 9:29pm - Original Message: 'Paint disaster!'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Somehow, I guess because of the extremely cold winter followed by an extremely hot summer here in Maryland, my previously somewhat pristine paint job (original except the bumpers) has cracks everywhere! So a new paint job is in store for the winter (after the show season). Anyway, I have a 79 that has the very light blue paint with the dark blue interior. My wife wants to change the color. My question is what colors would go with the dark blue interior and still look good??? Or should I try to talk her into the original color maybe with some pearl? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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8/23/10 9:37pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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I like red.
Maybe red, white and blue.
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8/23/10 9:41pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Naw, red with blue interior would look too much like Bubba had been there!
 
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8/23/10 9:43pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Downers Grove, IL - USA

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1978 red t-top

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silver, white, black
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8/23/10 9:46pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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The original color looked fine to me ,besides it a rare color.Maybe the same color with a touch of pearl.
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8/23/10 10:24pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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If I'm going to change it I want something that has a little more pizazz. Right now the car doesn't generate much interest at shows, just curiosity.
 
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8/23/10 11:49pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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1979 Color Combination for Dark Blue were Silver Metallic, Classic White, Frost Blue, Frost Beige and Dark Blue Metallic. These colors are from   http://corvettec3.ca/interior.htm .  If you look at other years you can see what the designers decided would look good together.  May be will would help?
 
Mille Miglia Red was used with Dark Blue in 1973 and so was Orange Metallic.  I googled “mille Miglia Red” it is a bright dark red if you put in some flakes in the paint you may have a real winner.  1973 seems to be the only year that the used Red or Orange with the Dark Blue.  If you search the web for 1973 Vets you my find some pictures of those colors.
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8/24/10 4:39am - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Orange with Blue?  Go Illini!!  Or maybe Syracuse?

Never been a fan of the Baby Blue, but some pearl might make it interesting...  Ever seen a car with that?



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8/24/10 9:13am - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Gray, black, white ,silver and blue will all go with a blue interior. But honestly Barry, your car is unmolested and kind of a time capsule. I find it much more a needed piece of history to preserve that painting as an eye catcher...you've got a rare one there - one and only 79 I know in the light blue color....
 
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8/24/10 9:19am - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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There are alot of nice blues out there..........but again that is a rare color. It may not be an eyecatcher at shows. But the C3 Vette base fans will notice it. I know when I see one it's special.
Tough call.
Weird about that cracking all of a sudden, I want to look at that this weekend.
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8/24/10 12:44pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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My car was blue originally with dark blue interior, When I got it it was black with the dark blue interior and it did not look good at all. I changed it to the charcoal. Just in case you're thinking black. Just my 2 cents, but I like the light blue you have now.
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8/24/10 1:29pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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OK Barry. So ya tear out the seats and carpet and change to black. A lil black dye and paint on the rest, and paint her RED.Clap  A lil extra werk but hey at least then she's the color Vettes are suppose to be.

 Ya asked fer my opinion and ya got it.
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8/24/10 4:26pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Barry

PPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE don't listen to Terry.... He is C-R-A-Z-Y...!!!!!

As for the color... I would leave it OEM because of the few produced. But, if somehow my mind was changed then I would go to that years white. Mainly because the white / blue combination looks very nice and is also low numbers produced production combo.

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8/24/10 4:46pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]Barry

PPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE don't listen to Terry.... He is C-R-A-Z-Y...!!!!!

As for the color... I would leave it OEM because of the few produced. But, if somehow my mind was changed then I would go to that years white. Mainly because the white / blue combination looks very nice and is also low numbers produced production combo.

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8/24/10 4:51pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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You've got to do what you feel.  Like someone told me, my '80 is not "collectible" so I may as well make it the way I want it.  This year I beefed-up the engine, somewhat, and just got the car back from the body shop after being completely stripped and repainted.  The original color was the 1980 Classic White but I had it repainted in the 1958 Snowcrest White.  The difference is subtle but the Snowcrest White seems to me to be a little "deeper".  The best way I can describe it is that it looks like you could scoop the color off the car like ice cream.  I love it.  But, hey, that's just me.  Good luck.

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8/24/10 5:30pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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[QUOTE=DaveM]My car was blue originally with dark blue interior, When I got it it was black with the dark blue interior and it did not look good at all. I changed it to the charcoal. Just in case you're thinking black. Just my 2 cents, but I like the light blue you have now.
See you Friday,
Dave
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Dave, I agree, Black with blue does not appeal to me, neither does any form of red (sorry Terry), even though I love candy apple red. At least I have some time. Sometimes these decicions are tough! I do appreciate the suggestions, guys! Keep 'em coming!
 
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8/24/10 11:04pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

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I think the original color woith some pearl would be nice. Silver might also work but since the original was a rare color, I would stick wth it.
 
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8/25/10 8:54am - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Tecumseh, MI - USA

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1980 all org. with 18000 act. miles dk claret with matching interior..Eagle alloys ..loaded..excellent cond.

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I had a 65 coupe back in the 70's that I had repainted baby blue with a black interior and it looked great. Drew alot of interest at car shows. Wish I still had it. Cry It was a few shades deeper in color than what you have. Daytona blue accents on hood and rear window.

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8/25/10 5:54pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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Mine is white with the dark blue interior. It works for me (and anyone else who happens to be at least 10 feet away Big smile) Another nice color with that interior is the '82 "Silver Blue Metallic". If I could repaint mine today, that's what I'd go with.

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8/25/10 11:28pm - Reply: 'Paint disaster!'
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Man, I'm lovin that 65. Very cool!
 
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