OG C10 Color Codes Available from BASF
WITH ’73-’87 GM TRUCKS SPROUTING UP WITH A VENGEANCE, THE DEMAND FOR RESTORATION PIECES AND PARTS FOR THEM HAS ALSO SPIKED. As always, the aftermarket industry comes to the rescue when it comes to resto and straight up custom projects. When it comes to paint, however, those wanting to stick with a stock color (or as close to one as possible) have usually put their trust in their painter to recreate the original factory hues as best as they can. Some mixes and tints do come close, while others come in a shade or two o . That’s usually good enough for some but not for all— especially for the demanding purists in the crowd.
There are always whispers about still being able to get the EXACT same paint for old GM trucks— you’ve probably heard them. But the vital detail that gets left out 99 percent of the time is where to fi nd this elusive paint. Well, the fact of the matter is that these original colors are readily available through BASF. Ochre, Burnt Orange, Yellow Gold, Light Saddle—these are just a few factory hues that can be ordered for your current or upcoming truck project.
Through BASF direct distributors, C10 builders can access all original General Motors pickup paint codes for square body trucks. The R-M (Rinshed-Mason) brand of paint products has been a supplier to the automotive industry for 100 years now and continues to deliver high quality, original paint through BASF’s network of distributors.
So, for those looking to lock down real deal original paint for ’73-’87 GM truck builds, look no further. Don’t waste time and money in an attempt to recreate these colors and get the official stuff that was sprayed back when your truck rolled off the assembly line. Contact a local BASF distributor, and tap into the deep well of paint to serve as the perfect finishing detail for your project.