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Old 07-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Medium gray Camaros

So does anyone have a Camaro painted the original medium gray color? My 86 sport coupe was originally that color, and I am going to be repainting it soon. Its just when i got my car the paint was all faded and abused, and I would like to see what the color looked like new before i paint it. Ive been looking all over the forum and all i can find are pics of charcoal gray firebirds and camaros. Here are a few pics of the original paint on my car:

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if anyone can post some pics of this color that would be awesome.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

My 86 S coupe is similar to the silver in the 3rd gen logo. When i get the body back in shape I'll probably go back with it. Not sure what the spec says on mine.. silver/grey gold/brown ect
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

my car is a factory color
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Mines an 86 Z28, it looks like the same color as yours
Its getting repainted so its not gonna be this color much longer

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

I had an 89 RS vert that color that also faded badly. I had it painted metallic aqua marine. A Saturn color. I was told that the Grey will fade like that because of the metalic in the paint. It looks good when it shines so good luck.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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my 86 iroc z was originally that gray charcoal metallic color...
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

Is this the same as gunmetal? Good choice for a not too common color in a third gen.

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My car is factory gunmetal
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #9
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

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Is this the same as gunmetal? Good choice for a not too common color in a third gen.

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tom, thats the same iroc i have but, i have way more body issues including bad quarter work from a body shop and a daytona iroc hood thats purple lol!
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

That's my daily stomper looks like this now

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:24 AM   #11
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

My Charcoal '84.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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That's my daily stomper looks like this now

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #13
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

This car is gunmetal gray. There's also a shot of a freshly painted inner fender using the OEM paint code and having a gallon mixed at my local auto body parts store.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #14
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

I know this may sound dumb, but is there much of a difference between gunmetal gray and cyber gray metallic? I am new to the forum and I am rebuilding an 85 iroc as my first school car. I am going to get it repainted and I am stuck between the two colors.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:46 AM   #15
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after clear before wet sanding and buffing...
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:52 AM   #16
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

Nice cars, I really like the gunmetal/medium gray because i hardly ever see it around here. All the cars i see are either red or white, and a few teal. I used my first sport coupe in the beginning of this post for parts. Need more work than i wanted to do at the time, so i salvaged every part off it and scrapped the shell. Since then i picked up an identical car, same year, color, and also a sport coupe. Only thing its a v6, with gray interior. Paint is still faded in a few areas but still looks great for original paint.

This is all that was left of the above car:
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And here is my new medium gray sport coupe:
I added the GTA wheels and z28 tails.
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In the middle of a 350 swap right now.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #17
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last two cars in this thread... NICE!
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #18
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

These are some pics of a gray 1991 Camaro RS and a gray 1988 IROC.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #19
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Re: Medium gray Camaros

Starting body work on my car as soon as it warms up. I went down to my local maaco and the guy i spoke with is a fan of thirdgens. Took a walk in the shop and they do some really good work. Im gonna bring it to them prepped and there gonna spray it 700 for me. Im not looking for a show car paint job, plus the car is my daily so i don't want to spend a lot. I believe its a urethane paint job, the 4 star one. The 5 star is the most expensive.

For the color, I think I'm gonna go with the 5th gen color, ashen gray metallic. Gonna still be gray, but with a modern twist. I really like the way that color shines. Got this pic from google:

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