: 472 colors

08-26-10, 04:01 PM
New poster here! Anyone found a good match for the 472 blue or the gold on the air cleaner?

Thanks in advance.

08-26-10, 05:59 PM
You can spend a lot of money on the correct color, but some of us just use the cheap & much more available Fo*d blue. Bruce Roe

08-27-10, 02:34 AM
I am thinking there is a GM blue available in spray cans that is not too far off. That is what I used on my 77, 425 anyway. You will need to paint the entire eng as nothing will match aged paint on an engine.

08-27-10, 11:26 PM
I actually found 2 GM blue bombs at O'Riley Auto Parts for around $5.99

F*rd blue??!! :bonkers: Maybe in a pinch :)

08-29-10, 08:35 PM
I think the ford blue is about the closest but I'm pretty sure eastwood sells the correct color if you can wait a couple days.

08-29-10, 08:56 PM
The GM blue is much lighter than the old Cadillac blue. Go with F*rd blue. I won't tell anyone. :)

Here is GM blue:


08-29-10, 10:28 PM
They had 2 GM blues at O'Riley Auto. The one I got was much darker. Closer to light navy than blue. Will post pics later.

08-30-10, 09:02 PM
Didn't the 472's & 500's use the darker Cadillac Blue which was almost a purple? I don't think the corporate blue started until 1977.