Help Choosing Original Paint: Calling all factory blue 8's!!

rispony

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My 81' daily driver was originally Montana blue but due to the severity of the surface rust/patina, I had it repainted in flat black. I recently got another 8 from 82 and am lookign to paint it a factory blue. The year does not need to match as long as it came on a scrambler, I'd be happy. I was considering doing 81' montana blue but now found 81' moonlight blue, and 82' slate blue and deep night blue. Can anyone please please please take some pictures of their rigs for me if their sporting any of these original colors (even montana blue). I'd really appreciate it as I have to let the painter know the color code ASAP. And here are some pics of my DD before paint for good measure

(Taken the day I bought it!)
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jerseyjeeps

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Montana blue , Ronald Regans 8. It's a rare one year only color, I think you should go with that !! ;)

Forgive me these aren't 8s but this is 84 orig paint ice blue

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And this is 86 original paint medium blue

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rispony

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rispony

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Montana blue , Ronald Regans 8. It's a rare one year only color, I think you should go with that !! ;)

Forgive me these aren't 8s but this is 84 orig paint ice blue

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And this is 86 original paint medium blue

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I like the ice but I'm not too keen on metallic? Montana has really been my favorite, but I can't tell which shade it really is. In these two pics, are they the same montana blue with different lighting or what? Did Regan have 2?

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jerseyjeeps

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Different exposure of the pic. The one of him standing with it is the most Montana too me. Montana is creamy and more subtle. I had an 81 7 in Montana once. That's what it looked like.
 

opelgtboy

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#10
opelgtboy, is that the slate blue or ice? I dig![/QUOTE]

It is ice blue. When I got the Jeep the paint was original. We went by the color under the dash because the body was so faded. The guy who painted it thought it was ice blue and when he checked he was right. It has about 4 coats of clear on it. It looks different that the pic Jerseyjeeps posted.

Karl
 

jerseyjeeps

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Here is my same 84 ice blue in a different light different season and different camera. Looks much different.

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BRKLYNZ28

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If I had to pic the blue I would go with ice.. looks great in those first pictures...

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opelgtboy

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#14
Jersey...that new pic is very close to mine. Yours is original so that makes sense why it is a little faded compared to mine.

Karl
 

rispony

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Wow, I apprecaite all the help guys, but now I'm even more torn!! I decided that I'm going to have to order samples. On automotivetouchup.com I'm going to buy samples of each of the colors and then apply them to metal 12x12x12 sheets and look at them in person and from different lights. One issue is that of all the color codes they offer, ice blue isn't there. I found samples of everything else, but for some reason they don't sell it. Mistake? Or am I missing something...
 

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Ice blue was done 82 to 85 I can take a look at the code either later tonight or tomorrow morning for you
 

jerseyjeeps

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Ice blue was actually only 84-85 and I also checked the code on my 84 and it is "4C"

Matches up here also :

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opelgtboy

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#18
If you need the Dupont color code for the Ice Blue on my Jeep let me know. I have it written down some where.

Karl
 
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