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http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetail.cgi?ppg=8568PPG code 8568 - silver gray
This silver gray automotive paint color is most commonly known as Pewter (Silver). Another common paint color promotional name is Argent Silver. The color formulation has been used between 1968 and 1977, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GM and Ford. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Ford Truck, Chevy Truck, and Motor Home. See the full detailed list below.
8568 is a paint code for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) who has been providing automotive paints since 1924 (originally Ditzler Color Company subsidiary acquired in 1928). PPG/Ditzler codes in the 8000 to 8999 range were used on new paint formulations from the late 1930's to 1968 in the general shade of white but included extremely light shades of nearly every color.
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Usage list of PPG paint code 8568 (more information)
year make model code paint name comment
1968 Chevrolet Chevy Truck Argent Silver grille, headlamp bezels, front fender
1975 Ford Ford Truck Argent Silver Bronco, Ranger Sports grille
1977 Chevrolet Motor Home 575 Pewter (Silver) grille color, GMC Motor Home
1977 GM 575 Pewter (Silver) grille color, GMC Motor Home
Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 8568
Dupont : 799-17301, C8703
Sherwin Williams : 77710
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible
Indeed, argent silver has had a very long run with Chevys.
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 door sedan. 6/2000.
1969 Corvair 500 Coupe # 2671. 7/2017.
For the most durable finish use a basecoat with a semi-gloss catalyst 2K clear coat. Some use a gloss clear coat, but it will show any imperfections in the panel as most have been hit at least once. I even have a special tool to straighten the mounting surfaces for the tail lights (you'll see a lot of crooked tail lights on LM's).
You can get single part Argen Silver paint in spray cans for Rally Wheels and it dries as a matte finish.
GM actually use two different Argent Silvers, the most common is the number Brad gave.
Chyrsler also had an Argent Silver they used.