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Old 10-10-2012, 08:36 AM
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Couple tips on paint chips:

Find someone that has an actual card with the chips and look at it. Occasionally they pop up online, there was a company called Walter Miller's Auto Literature here in Syracuse (used to be AutoLit.com). I worked there when I was a kid 1 summer. He has a huge collection of dealer ephemera. Owners Manuals, Dealer brochures, factory paint chips and interior options. If he's still in business, I'm sure he has something.

When you get your paint chip card, look at it INDOORS and OUTSIDE. Sometimes the color will change dramatically. A lot of people think yesterdays colors look 'flat', usually theres no metallics in them. So another option would be to look through the paint books at your local jobber and see if theres a similar, modern color. This would retain the feel of the original car, with a little more visual pop; depends on what you want to do with your car.
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