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Technical Whats a nice dark green color

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by gtokid70, May 13, 2024.

  1. Joe H
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,577

    Joe H

    IMG_1246.jpeg truck pictures 075.jpeg 2000 Honda Huntsman green, it looks black when not in direct sun. Fenders and running boards are black. It has slight blue tint to it.

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  2. '29 Gizmo
    Joined: Nov 6, 2022
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    '29 Gizmo
    from UK

    I use RAL colours of possible for non metalics. Easy and cheap to get different paint types off the shelf.
  3. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,839

    from Ks

    70 or so cadillac firemist green was a nice green.
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  4. I have always thought that this was called Hunter Green but it looks like they are calling it pine tree green. I had a 55 wagon for a while that was this color. You could get it and mix a little gold metallic in it and it would be a really sharp dark green.

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  5. Lexus imperial green

  6. 1969 Chevrolet Fathom Green. Google has many images, all OT cars. A great looking dark green IMO.
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  7. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 564


    There's also BMW Oxford Green, and Saab Scarabe Green, which are similar modern dark green metallic's and worth a look. The BMW Oxford Green is very nice.
  8. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,382


    My 71 Ford pu is painted original color of dark green.
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  9. D2Denny
    Joined: Jan 17, 2012
    Posts: 76


    My roadster is Austin Healy Dark BRG. Painted with PPG Essential.

  10. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
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  11. 1956 Ford Pine Ridge Green is my favorite.
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  12. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 4,385


    If nothing else, this post shows that prep is just as important on dark colors as Black!
    Lots of really nice rides.
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  13. My 68 GTO is "Verdoro Green", I think a nice medium dark green color with a very light metallic.
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  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 34,221


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  15. 1952 Cadillacs had a nice metalic green
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  16. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 9,565




    Green is a strange color on any car, let alone a hot rod or custom. We have seen our fill of green hot rods over the time we have been involved. One day in 2019, I was at the Lion’s Dragstrip Museum and saw what I thought was the most interesting custom car, ever. Totally changed and definitely a full custom…but, it was painted a candy green color that stood out from down the long hallway in the display room.
    upload_2024-5-16_2-27-18.png It is a full custom redesign that looks like it rolled off of the custom car garage assembly lines from those small shops that were everywhere back in the early days.


    A green 46 Ford custom convertible is definitely a nice color and custom car.

    “The car received 14 coats of Kandy Emerald Green by House of Kolor atop a silver base coat to achieve the seductive finish that gives the car its name: Green Envy. The body looks straight and shows well with its set of custom hubcaps and wide whitewall tires. This custom creation incorporates many elements from other cars produced around the same era."
    "The platform started out as a 1946 Ford convertible and was adorned with Ford elements from various years, such as headlights from a 1939 model, while the windshield was raised two inches to make room for a Lincoln cowl hood. The front end is immediately recognizable as it utilizes many design components from the 1938-39 Lincoln Zephyr.”


    So, in thinking of a 1956 Ford, I had started a drag racing 56 Ford sedan and with a new direction, made a different look for a Ford sedan. We almost bought a Flathead powered 56 Ford race car in our aftermath of our drag racing recovery time. This one is definitely changed from that race car looking black Ford sedan.

    For those that like a lighter color range, here is a different color in the green family.
    A lowered stance, custom knock-off mag wheels, full skirts and a slight rake for some attitude. YRMV

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  17. kls50
    Joined: Sep 9, 2013
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    I like the stock 1954 mercury Bloomfield green. Dark metallic green.
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  18. CA. 280
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    CA. 280

    MBz Moss Green M 100_1591-1.jpg etallic. RAL6006
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  19. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
    Posts: 365

    from Las Vegas

    Since it is a Ford - Highland Green
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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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  21. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
    Posts: 1,894


    Just googled some green colours, and Ford’s 2022 Bronco with Mallard Green is really nice (at least I think so). Lol!
  22. A.D.D.
    Joined: Dec 9, 2011
    Posts: 246

    from PacNW

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  23. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
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    Special Ed

  24. Professor Fate.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2012
    Posts: 94

    Professor Fate.

    Maybe so, but I will NEVER own a green Harley or even one that has been green in a past life.

    I agree with the Ford Highland Green.
  25. Greenblade
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  26. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Marty Strode

    That '46 was built by Bill Ross, Yakima, Wa. He sold it to Buck Owens !
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  27. bob b.
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
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    bob b.
    from peoria az.

    In 63 I had my 55 chevy painted a62 buick green
  28. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 3,636

    from NKy

    OD Green was my go to for years , just a different type of hoppy

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