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#1020003 - 02/19/15 09:48 PM Which matches 86 gray dash color  
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For those of you with an 86 with gray interior car, which one of these do you think matches the dash/console gray?


#1020008 - 02/19/15 11:42 PM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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Mike at Mikes Montes has a really good match - he may have it custom blended. Give him a call - my gray was spot on... and reasonable.

#1020011 - 02/20/15 01:45 AM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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presido is closest but not real close --we have it custom done Mike


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#1020198 - 02/25/15 02:23 AM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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I've used Warm Gray and Medium Gray, neither were very close.

BTW, these cans have gone up in price in the past few years. I just picked up a single can of Landau black plus a can of Burgandy from a local paint supplier, walked out the door nearly $28 lighter.


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#1020561 - 03/05/15 01:20 PM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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Presidio is the closest that i have found


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#1020605 - 03/06/15 01:21 AM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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Maybe SEM has changed things up a little as far as sales go, may only be able to buy SEM in spray now. A decade ago I went to the local auto body supply house and had a pint of SEM #4035 mixed, med dark grey, 82CV, for 86 Chevy. Have used it several times with a Prevail sprayer, entire console, cluster housing, even brushed it over vinyl on my Plug&Chug cup holder. The match is very good, even on the vinyl, and it's a fast dry time, paid $19 for a pint back then.

Supposedly there was two different "recipes" from SEM back then, one for hard surface, one for soft, the mix was different, I have the hard surface mix. Bought a new console cover from a guy at the 2000 NMCOA convention, he sprayed it with a can of SEM "soft" in the parking lot, excellent results, still looks very good today. Maybe the SEM interior paints are only available in spray can form now, don't know, haven't tried to have a pint mixed recently. Have bought several of SEMS black trim paints in a spray can, the semi gloss is almost spot on for the exterior SS trim.

Oh, somewhere there is a color code for the interior trimout, probably on the SPID, could be the 82CV code for my 86, think 86-88 are the same grey, 85 and older are different.
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#1020623 - 03/06/15 02:13 PM Re: Which matches 86 gray dash color [Re: Tunedss86]  
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When I dyed a console, console lid and dash over 10 years ago I had a local paint supply place match a sample I brought in, the color they mixed using the original code mentioned above was off for some reason, too dark, not sure why or what happened. Has held up really well, even on the steering wheel I did about 8 years ago. I also used a Preval spray gun. If I had to do any now I'd probably just go with what Mike has instead of play around hoping to match it.

I also am pretty certain the 85' cars have the same shade gray and burgandy, 84' and earlier are likely different, IIRC.


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