1970 thru 72 SS Rear panel paint code?

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by 67johnny, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. 67johnny

    67johnny Veteran Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    Hey all.
    Need a paint code for the blackout panel on the SS cars.
    Looks like a satin black but GM must have had a code.
    Looks like it runs right into the weatherstrip gutter also.
    Can anyone confirm?
  2. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2006
  3. 67johnny

    67johnny Veteran Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    flowjoe Great share! Thanks.
  4. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I went thru this exercise several years ago and although there was not a lot of information, there was a lot of opinions. I have some pictures in thread #13 of the link flowjoe gave above. - I read thru a lot trying to decide what was correct and ended up using a general black semigloss with some flattener in it. I'm sure it is not technically "officially" correct, but it was perfect for what I had in mind. - The previous owner of my car painted it a gloss black, which was way to shiny for my tastes ( It looked like a gloss black with a clearcoat ) - When I sandblasted and splatter painted the trunk, I took the opportunity to redo the tail panel to my liking.

    The general concensus seems to be somewhere between "flatter than gloss and glossier than flat"

    Good Luck !
  5. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    There MAY be some survivors at MCACN this year. I'm heading up there. I'll look around and try to get some photos.
    I'll assume for now the 69's and 70-72's were the same on this.
  6. mallard

    mallard Veteran Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    SK, Canada
    I wonder if that black is similar to the black used on the rocker panels on the LT models during '73 & '74.
  7. CamaroNmotion

    CamaroNmotion Veteran Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    That would be gloss.
  8. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 5, 2005
    Rockford, MN
    Of the original big block cars I've seen, the rear panel was NOT full gloss but did have a shine to it.
    When I had mine repainted, I had it reduced to 80% or a 20% reduction. The shop that painted my car had a gloss level chart showing the different percentages for black.

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