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Vintagespeed Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:11 pm

We've got a velvet 65 that's in for repaint, but we'd like to know what it's going to look like with fresh paint.

Searching here gave us many velvet busses but they all look so different, some have a nice tint and some are just so dark.

Anyone know what correct painted velvet looks like? Is it very dark?

Here some I believe are velvet (cummulus or blue white doesn't matter on top)

I really like the glossy tint on that last one actually.

Any thoughts?

Clara Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:36 pm

Vintagespeed wrote:

This looks closest to VG. It is more of an olive colour than you might expect.
The colour darkened with age, so og paint will look darker now that t is 40+ years old.
Engine compartment paint will give you a better idea than outside paint.

The PPG Velvet Green also darkens. The paint on this^^^ bus is about 9 years old in this pic, and is darker than when it was applied. I was very happy with the color match, it blended into the green on the inside of the front door perfectly.

SurfCityRacing Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:45 pm

Here's my L512 Velvet, L221 Stone Gray '66. First, I'm not a paint guy, but I know that it is a PPG 2 stage. I gave him the codes for the stock colors and this is how it turned out.

Clara Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:47 pm

Then again, it's really hard to tell shades of color on a computer monitor.

Tomasz Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:43 am

this is an original velve green, all I can say is that the car at the time of picture wasn't polished or waxed for a while and it was a cloudy day, I should have at least one side polished/waxed by this sunday and if it's sunny I'll take more pics to see if it may look a bit lighter/shinier

Vintagespeed Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:53 am

ok thanks!

Mine still has one side OG paint but that turned pretty light right now.

I like it, but I'm afraid the new paintjob would give a dark effect.

Too bad we can never see what a brand new velvet bus looked like in the '60s. Any color pictures from those days would have lost there color anyways, just like the busses :D

If anyone has nice velvet bus pictures, please post them for me :wink:

Vintagespeed Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:00 am

I really like this tint :

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DubStyle Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:29 am

I think the one above is OG velvet green. The username of the owner is tonyandwendy send them a pm and ask.

zozo Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:26 am

This is OG paint:

Dufo's Pizza and Auto Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:33 am

my '66 DC .....

original paint (obviously not cleaned/polished up or even washed)

An interior shot (unfaded but still not too great)

The interior paint is in great shape. In the daylight it looks very similar to the OG paint bus posted by thomasz above.


onebadoval56 Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:42 am

here my 65 og paint

Vintagespeed Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:36 pm

onebadoval56 wrote: here my 65 og paint

wow what a difference. First pictures has the green polished up?

onebadoval56 Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:49 pm

yea plus i CLR washed the whole thing and buffed it

mike n kimmie Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:49 pm

It O.G paint,66 standard.I just keep it clean and waxd,not bad for O.G

wanta23 Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:20 pm

I'm really liking the velvet

Dave24 Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:39 pm

Vintagespeed wrote:

Any thoughts? That is as Turkis as it gets... I love the velvet green, but thats not it. :wink:

P.S., love the turkis even more (mine). :)

j.pickens Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:47 pm

Three shots of the same original paint bus.
Last I heard, this bus was to be repainted in the UK, if you can believe the assininity.

Riff Raff Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:50 pm

My 65 parts bus.
Velvet Green and Blue White is certainly my favorite late bus colour combo.

obus Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:01 pm

j.pickens wrote: Three shots of the same original paint bus.
Last I heard, this bus was to be repainted in the UK, if you can believe the assininity.

NOOOOOO!!!!!! ](*,)

OG Velvet Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:57 pm

This thread has my name all over it!

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