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Hey y'all :

Do any of us here know of the actual color code of the 79-84 dark, bluish-gray roll bar ?

I'm aware of a Toyota Gray (T450), but am believing T450 is the lighter gray used on the wheels & seat frames. The roll bar is significantly darker (as shown here, below).

I'm also aware that Rustoleum has a rattle-can spray paint of Dark Gray, which is glossy. But although it's close, that also is not it (is not the industrial bluish hue of the roll bar - and is not a durable paint, even with a clear coat over it. It'll easily scratch & will fade from the UV of the sun).

Does anyone know ? . . . Or has anyone been successful in very closely reproducing the OEM roll bar color with a heavy-duty, industrial-grade coating ??

As a side benefit, if I & we can learn of the actual color code, we'll make it more easily searchable here, on this board - as lots of us peeps R champin' at the bit 2 kno.

However, If no one knows, I suppose it'll therefore be best to take the bluish-gray T450 & add a few ounces of black to it.

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Thanks !!
~Skydogger
 
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Hey y'all :

Do any of us here know of the actual color code of the 79-84 dark, bluish-gray roll bar ?

I'm aware of a Toyota Gray (T450), but am believing T450 is the lighter gray used on the wheels & seat frames. The roll bar is significantly darker (as shown here, below).

I'm also aware that Rustoleum has a rattle-can spray paint of Dark Gray, which is glossy. But although it's close, that also is not it (is not the industrial bluish hue of the roll bar - and is not a durable paint, even with a clear coat over it. It'll easily scratch & will fade from the UV of the sun).

Does anyone know ? . . . Or has anyone been successful in very closely reproducing the OEM roll bar color with a heavy-duty, industrial-grade coating ??

As a side benefit, if I & we can learn of the actual color code, we'll make it more easily searchable here, on this board - as lots of us peeps R champin' at the bit 2 kno.

However, If no one knows, I suppose it'll therefore be best to take the bluish-gray T450 & add a few ounces of black to it.

View attachment 2002782

Thanks !!
~Skydogger

My painters matched to the window crank in our 72 and it looks pretty close.

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My painters matched to the window crank in our 72 and it looks pretty close.

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@Jdc1 : your wheel does indeed look good. Really good ! (your Rustic Green looks awesomeness too)

The gray color of your wheen is more closely in line with the window crank, seat backing & seat structure, and perhaps other miscellaneous grays used throughout the vehicle. The gray on the roll bar on the 1979-84 - is different. It's significantly darker of a gray. . . . I'm searching to learn of the specific gray on the roll bar - which is unlike the other grays within the vehicle.

Appreciate your chiming-in though.
Thanks.
 

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@Jdc1 : your wheel does indeed look good. Really good ! (your Rustic Green looks awesomeness too)

The gray color of your wheen is more closely in line with the window crank, seat backing & seat structure, and perhaps other miscellaneous grays used throughout the vehicle. The gray on the roll bar on the 1979-84 - is different. It's significantly darker of a gray. . . . I'm searching to learn of the specific gray on the roll bar - which is unlike the other grays within the vehicle.

Appreciate your chiming-in though.
Thanks.

I’m seeing it now. I’ve been trying to teach myself how to see the details in the colors but unfortunately I think it’s a talent I’ll have to leave to the experts.
 

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I like that color. Correct for mine or not. Any chance you could provide the paint code info. I will try and get a powder coat color to match it.

Unfortunately there isn’t a formula, they mixed by hand. If you have an old style window crank it’s the same color as the plastic piece.
 
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Are those your parts in the photo? If so, just have your local paint shop scan the seat back and mix you up the right color.
 

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