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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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)

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

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: VELVET thread Reply with quote

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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.

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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.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then again, it's really hard to tell shades of color on a computer monitor.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Very Happy

If anyone has nice velvet bus pictures, please post them for me Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this tint :

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You think it's not actual velvet?[/url]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the one above is OG velvet green. The username of the owner is tonyandwendy send them a pm and ask.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is OG paint:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my '66 DC .....

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

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An interior shot (unfaded but still not too great)
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The interior paint is in great shape. In the daylight it looks very similar to the OG paint bus posted by thomasz above.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here my 65 og paint


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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here my 65 og paint


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wow what a difference. First pictures has the green polished up?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea plus i CLR washed the whole thing and buffed it
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It O.G paint,66 standard.I just keep it clean and waxd,not bad for O.G
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really liking the velvet
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: VELVET thread Reply with quote

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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). Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread has my name all over it!


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