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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: 1970 beetle green Reply with quote

i have a bug and the original color doesnt look to be elm green.

elm green looks a little dark and my green seems to have more yellows in it.....

is there a lighter green for that year?
i check the technical portion in the paint and upholstery but no luck.
and ive been to paint places and found that the 1970's also had a green called poly green but i cant find and example.

and its killing me..... is there any way to get the og color from the vin? i tried calling vw but they said the vin is supposed to be 17 characters long....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '70 has the paint name and code on a sticker in the area of the spare wheel well... see if you can find yours.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theres no sticker there. only a dirty metal plate. :\ and its at the shop about to get painted soon hopefully. i guess i'll just have to trust the painter.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ok so this is in the gas door the bottom darker green is the repaint where my painter used elm green from ppg or so he says.... it was only one coat so i could see it

i just dont get it.

and cant find anyother green that resembles it i thought for a second itw as willow green but then i saw examples and thought that is definetley not my color

and this green is EVERYWHERE i mean all the small spots where it makes me think its the og green.... the PO had repainted the car without taking anything off or anything and got a green that kinda looked like it. and the only green under that ugly paint was this green....


any help? maybe its just cause its one coat and no clear?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dirty metal plate? Have you checked it? It could be your production plate, which should tell you the paint color.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=224364&highlight=production+plate

thats the dirty metal plate

i saw

http://www.1302super.com/page22.html

is the two digit number turned 90 degrees supposed to match the two digit numbers in the parentheses? http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/paintcodestype1.php

thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be honest-I don't know. I was going off the information here. I suppose if you're really worried about doing it all original, you could always get a birth certificate. I believe they have the paint color, though I'm not 100% sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope i dont have that skinnier rectangular "production plate" just the "chassis plate"

i guess i'll never know the painter said he'd find something similar it just kills me :\
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just below the rear window at the top of the package tray, under the carpet the VW tech who did the final assembly wrote the color in paint pen. If that is still there it will give you the true color name IF it hasn't been painted over.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe an earlier year color, Peru Green?
Check your production month of your bug to see if it is an early month.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your car is a '70 then the original color was L60D Elm Green. Colors can sometimes fade, even if they are colored. Elm Green is a great color, I'd just have your painter mix up the original combination, or buy the original stuff from directly Glasurit http://www.glasurit.com

If you like the lighter, have him match that, but personally I like the darker Elm Green.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible to get the paint from ppg but use the glasruit mixing formula?

maybe they just use the 70-71 formula or something http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/71superbeetle/back.jpg



the 69-70 brochure seems like my color but maybe its just the paper fading or something
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/70bug/page18.jpg

btw mine is 69-70 and i know for a fact the marker is gone because its how surface rust :\

WOULD ANYBODY KNOW THE MIXING RATIO FOR THE LIGHTER SHADE OF ELM GREEN?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FINALLY GOT PAINTED! i love the color it looks a bit different in person but its great

dont know why he painted the liscense rubber though.... its pretty easy to take off.... but im happy screw it. what do you guys? think i dont mind criticism its my car and im happy but i like hearing things
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FINALLY GOT PAINTED! i love the color it looks a bit different in person but its great

dont know why he painted the liscense rubber though.... its pretty easy to take off.... but im happy screw it. what do you guys? think i dont mind criticism its my car and im happy but i like hearing things
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. My brother had a '71 SB in that green. Loved it. BTW, how much does a good painter charge for such a job these days?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you.I'm getting charged 1500 because my dad works with the boss' sister.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess they have to remove all the glass out to paint it right? Did they remove the fenders? I can't really tell, but it looks like they left them on and painted the fender beading. Just curious for when I get mine repainted.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no fender beading on just the fenders on it loosely bolted. also i removed everything. from the carpet to windows.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, your Bug looks just great and will be even nicer with some chrome. Enjoy! And have a glimpse at my selvas green 1983 Mexican.

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