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Username Post: 1964 SS Impala Correct Interior Paint Color        (Topic#359816)
Sandy456 
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02-14-20 07:06 PM - Post#2786536    

Hi Everyone, just joined ChevyTalk…

I have a 1964 Impala SS that is currently under restoration. The exterior color is Daytona Blue (916) and the interior paint colors are a combination of a light blue and dark blue. I am assuming that the dark blue interior is actually the 916 paint code but not sure and also I am not sure of the light blue color or code. Looking for help to determine the correct interior paint codes. Thanks in advance for your help.



 


junky 
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Loc: Northeast CT
Reg: 06-27-10
02-14-20 09:01 PM - Post#2786542    
    In response to Sandy456

My 1962 has the dark blue paint on the dash, and a dark blue padded dash. I can't say that it is the same color. I had to have the padded dash vinyl paint mixed, and the company that did the match has the formula on file. I also had a local body shop match up the paint for the metal part of the dash, but I don't know if he saved the formula for that, however, I can ask if he saved it. The problem with the old codes, is that the lacquer paint is no longer in production, and the formulas are worthless if you can't get the tints to make it. I am in the Northeast Corner of CT, and if you are anywhere near me, you could use my paint supplier. Today, the cost of shipping and the regulations make it just about impossible to send paint.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
pvs409 
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pvs409
Loc: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Reg: 01-10-05
02-14-20 11:35 PM - Post#2786545    
    In response to Sandy456

  • Sandy456 Said:
Hi Everyone, just joined ChevyTalk…

I have a 1964 Impala SS that is currently under restoration. The exterior color is Daytona Blue (916) and the interior paint colors are a combination of a light blue and dark blue. I am assuming that the dark blue interior is actually the 916 paint code but not sure and also I am not sure of the light blue color or code. Looking for help to determine the correct interior paint codes. Thanks in advance for your help.



I have the factory interior paint codes that I copied years ago from the 58-64 Late Great Chevy Club.
"I can post them tomorrow for your 64."

They are old paint codes from 4 different paint companies -I am sure they are lacquer paint(not sold today) and not what can be mixed by your local paint supplier. The interior paint codes "do not match the factory exterior paint codes"....
Many original dashes and steering columns I see have 2 different colors on them.

All dashes in 61 to 64 to my knowledge were flat paint (NOT gloss) to reduce windshield glare...
I see lots of restored cars that have the dashes painted gloss -"that is not correct.." and can cause glare on the glass.

Paul


57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com


 
dcairns 
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Loc: Orange CA
Reg: 11-07-03
02-15-20 12:06 PM - Post#2786578    
    In response to Sandy456

If you have an intact trim tag, you can decode the interior trim color here:
http://www.348-409.com/trim64.html

As a matter of experience, if you unscrew the glove box door from the hinge, there should be some protected paint on that you can look to determine the original color (unfaded).




- Dave
1964 Impala 4-door sedan



 
pvs409 
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pvs409
Loc: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
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02-15-20 01:12 PM - Post#2786586    
    In response to dcairns

Their are 3 blue colors on the 1964 Chevy Interior Paints( from Late Great Chevy February 1999 magazine)

This is the flat one from all the interior colors list

Dark Blue (“flat”) - DuPont (Acrylic) -4430-L
R-M (Lacquer) -63B22
Ditzler (Lacquer) DIA-12754

The quote above all the 1963 & 1964 interior colors:
In 1963 & 1964 the dashes and some other interior metal pieces were semi-gloss while other metal items were gloss. Chevrolet stated “some DuPont and Rinshed-Mason ( R-M) painted come only in gloss and flatterer must be added”

During my multiple 1962 restorations I had all my 62 dashes painted with flatterer in the paint to match what the factory did when 61 to 64 dashes were painted.

Steering columns 61-64 were also painted “flat” from the factory, they were “not” gloss. Steering wheels were painted with gloss paint from the factory.

Using the inside of the original glove box to match the dash paint as dcarins stated works.

Paul

57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com


 
Sandy456 
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02-15-20 06:20 PM - Post#2786609    
    In response to pvs409

Thanks for all of the replies. Another question though...for the plastic center console, was that dark blue as well (same as the dash)?



 
pvs409 
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02-15-20 07:38 PM - Post#2786617    
    In response to Sandy456

The console is plastic and needs to be painted with vinyl paint ( SEM paint)
In order to paint an existing console, it has to be cleaned and prepped. SEM makes the cleaner and prep( I used it on my 62 SS center console.
SEM makes lots of vinyl paint ( not sure what paint you need for your blue interior) . Is your console blue?

My Cars Inc Catalog lists part # 1012 for 1962 to 1968 (blue) only blue listed for those years including 1964. This is the blue I used on my console and my SS grab bar ( came out great).
If the used console has ever been painted before ( a different color) the old paint has to be removed- I had to use lacquer thinner to remove the paint from a red console ( the new vinyl paint lifted).

I just purchased for a friend 1964 Aqua vinyl paint ( his console is supposed to be Aqua) from Cars Inc in Michigan.
They are not restocking the vinyl paint ( if they are out ). I would think they would give you the correct SEM paint # to buy it somewhere. The SEM paint is made in North or South Carolina.

I bought the SEM cleaner and SEM prep from Summitt as I recall.

Paul

57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com


 
blkss64 
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Reg: 07-22-12
02-16-20 10:24 AM - Post#2786652    
    In response to Sandy456

Hello. The interior colors for the two tone blue interior has several finishes and colors.
The entire dash surface, glove box door and hinge, steering column and tach housing (if equipped) is the dark blue color. The finish on the dash is flat. The 63 Chevs had a slightly smoother, glossy finish than 64. Seems like every 64 that I see restored, has the interior finishes incorrect.

The console is a lighter silver blue, closer to the vinyl color of the seats and door panels.
This color and finish is also used on the back seat curved filler panels between the upper rear seat and the door panels. It is also around the rear speaker grille housing.

The colors of the headliner is a very light blue, the only interior fabric to use this color.
The kick panels were also unique to 64, having gone from cradboard with a metal trim piece to moulded one piece plastic panels. They were moulded in color when originally built and are around used. The right side kick panel is differential for the C60 a/c equipped cars (factory air).
The 64 SS also has carpet attached to them from the factory.

Now for the carpeting. There is a lot of suppliers giving optional blue colors for carpeting. To my knowledge, there was only one color blue carpeting and it is a darker blue tint matching the bottom of the door panels.

The dash pad, if you have one is also a dark blue, close to the dash color.
There are alot of incorrect colors on the repop dash pads.

Hope this helps.

Jon






Edited by blkss64 on 02-16-20 10:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Sandy456 
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02-16-20 02:16 PM - Post#2786670    
    In response to blkss64

Wow...thanks, I thought it was a different blue color but wasn't sure. Is there a code for the light blue paint or just match up to vinyl seat color?

Checking SEMs and Cars Inc for possible options.



 
blkss64 
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Reg: 07-22-12
02-16-20 05:21 PM - Post#2786686    
    In response to Sandy456

So in a previous post, Paul Stensland or PVS as he is also known , stated that he would look for the interior paint numbers for 1964. He furnished the dark blue color part number. He probably has the others as well. I have that LGC issue too, it’s just boxed up and in storage. Paul is probably the best source for 61-64 Chevy parts and. information as he is on this site daily. Another great resource is Jody Anderson. He is the owner of National Impala Parts based in Minnesota. Jody is all things 1964 Impala. He and his father had a body shop called Southside Automotive in Minneapolis for years. I have never asked him but he might have the interior color numbers available in currently used paints. His number is 612-727-2404. My advice is try Paul first. Good luck. Jon



Edited by blkss64 on 02-16-20 05:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
dogdish 
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Reg: 11-25-05
02-16-20 11:49 PM - Post#2786701    
    In response to blkss64

Yes you can still get lacquer as long as you are not in California. Just go to

https://tcpglobal.com/

Go to the autocolor library and pick your car.3 pages of correct color reference. The 64 dash and tach have a sort of sueded flat finish. I still have a pint for but I cant post a pic of the label.

Bob G.
1964 Belair barn find
409/4speed NOM
8700 orig. miles
never restored


 
pvs409 
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pvs409
Loc: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Reg: 01-10-05
02-17-20 10:25 AM - Post#2786725    
    In response to blkss64

  • blkss64 Said:
So in a previous post, Paul Stensland or PVS as he is also known , stated that he would look for the interior paint numbers for 1964. He furnished the dark blue color part number. He probably has the others as well. I have that LGC issue too, it’s just boxed up and in storage. Paul is probably the best source for 61-64 Chevy parts and. information as he is on this site daily. Another great resource is Jody Anderson. He is the owner of National Impala Parts based in Minnesota. Jody is all things 1964 Impala. He and his father had a body shop called Southside Automotive in Minneapolis for years. I have never asked him but he might have the interior color numbers available in currently used paints. His number is 612-727-2404. My advice is try Paul first. Good luck. Jon



Yes I have the other 2 blue interior paint codes for the 64 interior. Let me know if they are needed and I will post them.
Paul


57 BelairHT 283/270hp 4 spd
62 ImpHT 327/300 4 spd
62 Imp CV SS 327/300HP 700R4 (sold)
62 Imp HT SS 409/482 stroker 4 spd
62 Imp SS 409 - 5 spd Convertible
http://paulstensland.com


 
Sandy456 
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Reg: 02-14-20
02-17-20 05:26 PM - Post#2786759    
    In response to pvs409

Hats off to everyone for their insight and support. I have everything I need to get the interior painted...correctly. Thanks again!



 
junky 
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Loc: Northeast CT
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02-17-20 06:12 PM - Post#2786763    
    In response to Sandy456

Please add your location to your profile. It will help us to direct you to sources that you might need, such as a reliable paint supplier, etc..

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 


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