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Old 01-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

Well after much googling, a trip to my local paint Store and a search on this site I am striking out finding out what colour code 539 is.
I have a 55 gmc, 2nd generation that was built in canada. Inside the door is the paint code stamped on the vin plate. That paint code is 539.
Anybody out there with some insight?
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

If all else fails, go to the forum at OLDGMCTRUCKS.com has some links and tech info on our Canadian trucks. There's lots of help there about restoration topics and fellow Canadians too.

Failing that, I will be home in a couple days and can look it up in my manuals.

Perhaps someone here can confirm it for you?

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

Thnx Darcy, I'd appreciate that. I'll look on that site and post any results if I find something
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

Now that I'm thinking straight, I am curious about what exactly you're looking for. Are you looking to buy some (blue?) paint that matches the color 539?

539 "IS" your color code... are you looking for a paint formula?

I did a quick search for "539" in this forum and right away I got this hit. There are likely more too.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...&highlight=539

Please provide more details and we will try to help.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:01 PM   #5
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

What I'm looking for is the name of the blue colour. From what I could find there are two blues that are similar for that year, the small areas on my truck where I can see a hint of the original paint are too marked up to determine which blue it is. I'd just like to know which blue is 539
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:02 PM   #6
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

That's assuming 539 is blue, the blue areas I see may not even be the original paint
But the vin tag is original, and it says paint 539 on it
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:06 PM   #7
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The blues are aqua and placid
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

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That's assuming 539 is blue, the blue areas I see may not even be the original paint
But the vin tag is original, and it says paint 539 on it
Aqua and Placid are very specific names to help identify which one you have. Go down to your local body shop paint supply store and ask them to show you the two colors in their catalogue of those colors and take a piece off of your truck with you. If they don't have the color chips, then ask them to make up a touch up amount.

You could also buy off ebay or other places an original color chip card for your truck.

Just be aware that the original paint on your 55 is over 60 years old and will have changed from the original shade.

Don't get hung up on what the "formula" is because it will be different for every paint company out there as long as they can make "539 Aqua or Placid Blue" you will have an original color.
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

Here are your colors.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/chipdisp...fo=yes&page=21

Aqua Blue is 11368 and Placid Blue is 11369.

Now be careful in that computer screens will naturally change color and so will color printers so only use this as a guide.

Good luck.

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Old 01-11-2017, 03:23 PM   #10
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I have been to the paint Store, I have samples including the picture you posted, I still can't tell which colour it is as there is very little left on the truck and what is there is in bad shape.
All that I have now is that paint code. 😭
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #11
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Re: 1955 (2nd gen) gmc paint code

I may not even paint it the original colour as I'm leaning towards aspen green with the dover white trim.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #12
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I don't have many pics, here is an old pic from a couple years ago, the truck has been sitting and I am finishing it this winter
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Looks really Great
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