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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 08, 2:39 PM Thread Starter
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66 Aztec bronze paint

Hey Guys, I have been away from home a few weeks, just returned. The body shop is running way ahead of time on the paint. I'm not sure about the color. I have Mike and Dale's CD's. Have several books, and what info I can find on here. We came back from the smokey;s for the Grand Run, lots of beautiful Chevelle's. Three Aztec bronze. They weren't all setting together too compare the colors, but they were all three different, one had a brown look, one had a maroon look, and one actually looked bronze. So what gives with these colors. I am not sure which one is right now. So I am the hold up on the paint, don't want to spend this kind of money, and it be wrong. The one man in the Smokey's said his came out wrong the first time, because of using the wrong kind of primer. So any help, or pictures of an original Aztec bronze car, would be greatly appreciate. Any advice, and or criticism. Thanks Gary
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Re: 66 Aztec bronze paint

I don't have any pics of the color, but I would say that the end results does depend on the color of primer used, how many coats was applied, weather conditions, (such as humidity), and type of paint that was used,( base coat/clear coat or enamels.)

So to say you can get the EXACT color of Bronze that was used on the car from the factory, chances are it will be a different color than all the rest of the other cars you have seen.

All I can recommend is to get the color code, go to a good paint store and let a qualified painter do the job, and hopefully it will be close to the color you want.

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I have the Numbers, Lucite 4707-L, Rinshed/Mason A-1817R, an Ditzler DDL-71525. One of these is now PPG I think. Some of these brands you can't get anymore. My car will not be a trailer queen, but I did get it from the original owner, whom is a close friend, and its all numbers matching. It was a good driver, that I love, and just got out of control, so to speak. Now it is a frame off. And I LOVE this color. I know the car will never be 100%, but, I want it to be the best I can make it .With the help of you guys. Thanks Gary
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Gary,

I had my 67 re-painted Aztec Bronze, & I can verify that depending on the light or the angle you are viewing form, the color appears differently. In the bright sunlight it almost looks like burnt orange, later in the day it appears maroon. Sometimes it looks brownish. The time of day & the amount of light really determines just how this color appears.

I think this color is very unique, & also very difficult to get right. I had one pic circa 1970 of my dad's 66SS which was Aztec, & if you didn't know the car you would say it was brown. But then I came across a few other pics which had a shot of just the tail light panel. The color appeared lighter, redder & the metallic really stood out. Very hard to determine this color in photographs.

Hope this makes some sense.

Here is a pic of my car at high noon. The color lights up in direct sunlight.



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Transport me back to '66 ! I drooled over Aztec Bronze Chevelles. I remember it just as described- changing colors with the light. That is the color I wanted my 72 El Camino painted.

It didn't turn out that way. No internet or Chevelle Tech to help with the correct paint code. Now that I'm ready to repaint I'm gonna get it right! This car is the closest I've seen to the Aztec Bronze that I remember.
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Belongs to TC member CDN SS It might help some to contact him about the paint used on his 66. Pete's car looks too red to me, but that may just be due to monitor settings.

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Rick,

I agree. My car may be too red. That photo was taken in very bright light, which was a less than ideal picture time. Sometimes it looks "right", but for the most part I don't think it is "brown" enough.

Just curious. The color of your Elky in the photo looks great. Why are you unhappy with it? Could the photo be playing tricks with my eyes?

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Re: 66 Aztec bronze paint

Go with a color called "Saffron", from the G.M. Cadillac line in the '77/'78 model year!

It's so close to the original "Aztec" you'll love it, has just a touch more
"metallic" in it.

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Bill Waters' 66 pictured above in rick's post is a perfect example of an Aztec Broze car.

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Wait, did you say a body shop was AHEAD of schedule?

Looks like a cool color, enjoy your new ride.

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One of THEE toughest 66 Colors to get Right!! That is a FACT and unfortunately.. it will not help IMO to see pics on line... it's just one of those colors you need to see in preson. Heck even my Danube Blue color is like that.

Bill Waters got it right... Randy Kirker in NY got it right... and one would think it just takes getting the Correct Color Codes and bam!! But there does seem to be more to it then that.. ask the guys who got the right color code and still had to do it over again

You are doing the right thing... asking questions.. it isa lot of $$ to get it wrong.

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So, what is the correct color primer to use? If there is such a thing as THE correct color primer in this case. Just wondering if that factor also changes the final color.
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post #13 of 89 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 08, 1:19 PM Thread Starter
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The mans car at the Grand Run that looked right to me said the first primer was red oxide an made the paint look different to him. So he had it repainted using gray primer. Now this is just what he told me. I dont know for sure what you need to use, nor does my painter. Thats why Iam asking you guys.It cost to much to get it wrong. Thanks Gary
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>>So any help, or pictures of an original Aztec bronze car, would be greatly appreciate. Any advice, and or criticism. Thanks Gary <<

Gary...here's a few more shots for ya. It's originally MM, but has been painted. You can see how different angles change the color. Mine may be a tad short on brown.

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So, what is the correct color primer to use? If there is such a thing as THE correct color primer in this case. Just wondering if that factor also changes the final color.
Yes... I think Bill Waters specifically mentioned using a certain color primer (black maybe, I forget)...

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