New car buyers of a 1952 Buick had the choice between lots of color combinations. They vary from model to model. On several body styles even two-tone paint was available. In this case the roof was painted differently.
Many of the colors were carried over from 1951. It is no surprise that green, blue and grey were still very popular colors. But Buick offered 12 paint color combinations exclusively for the higher Roadmaster series. These colors had a different color mixture, too. Buick wrote: The Series 70 Special Colors have a high percentage of aluminum pigment and, consequently, difficulty, will be encounted if small area spot repairs are attempted. We recommend that all service use of these colors be confined to panel repair.
There were even more changes: Approximately April 15, 1952, a change will be made in the mixing formula for Golden Sand, resulting in a slightly darker shade. The new paint will be identified by a change in Duco code number. A special note in the Buick Product Service bulletins concerns the Teal Blue Paint: Two new color combinations are now being used in production, replacing the Surf Blue combinations. New: 42 – old: 10 and new: 44 – old: 21.
If you want to know how your 1952 Buick came from the factory, compare the stamped in number on your body tag with the following figures. An optional wheel color was indicated by a “-1” after the 1952 Buick Paint Colors.