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Old 02-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default what is the best maroon color...?

working on a 49 chev truck and thinking about a single stage (shiny) SOLID maroon paint job. not candy.....what is your favorite shade. show pics if you can and paint codes if possible. LUKE
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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just go down a few threads to cross country on a custom, find yarils shoebox....beautiful color.....beautiful car
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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PPG Royal Cessna Maroon. Sorry no pics, painted my HS car with it 25 years ago.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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Honduras maroon has always been my favorite.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: what is the best maroon color...?

Maroon comes from the French word 'marron' which translates into English as chestnut. Therefore maroon is a reddish tinged brown. Burgundy on the other hand is a blueish red as in red wine color.

Acme John's '36 is maroon:



Peter Mullin's Talbot Lago is burgundy:



So if you are after a blue tinged red you are looking for a burgundy color, not maroon.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:47 AM   #6
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1965-67? GM code "N" Madeira Maroon.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:44 AM   #7
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Default Re: what is the best maroon color...?

Luke...its slightly more red than maroon...but a '54 Buick color called Titian Red was a very popular color back in the mid 50s....also incorrectly called Tahitian Red...you could always put a little more brown in it to maroon it up some...I think the Bakan deuce shown had red added to it....good luck!
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:49 AM   #8
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'56 Cad Chantilly Maroon
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:52 AM   #9
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Black with Root beer pearl
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:00 AM   #10
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Maroon comes from the French word 'marron' which translates into English as chestnut. Therefore maroon is a reddish tinged brown. Burgundy on the other hand is a blueish red as in red wine color.

Acme John's '36 is maroon:

I immediately thought of John Mearns' car when I saw this question. Quoting the March '11 feature in R&C - '48 VW Bordeaux Red.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:03 AM   #11
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Man, I have a 51 A.D. and I am considering a Maroon or Burgundy . I also am looking at Copper and also a blue color. It's tough to choose with so many beautiful colors available.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:03 AM   #12
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There's a SOLID, dark red from 60's-70's(?) era Jaguars called regency Red that you might like
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:47 AM   #13
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I agree with Tedster ... Corvette Honduras Maroon
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:49 AM   #14
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Late 70's Ford colour "IMPERIAL BURGUNDY"
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:03 AM   #15
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143 maroon is a nice color it is listed under fleet colors, we painted 51boxes ford if you wana see what it looks like check out his pics
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Default Re: what is the best maroon color...?

I really like this color, which was very popular back in the day, but I don't know what it is. Titian red maybe?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:52 AM   #17
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my 61 was painted 85 olds autumn maple poly

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:24 AM   #18
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There's a SOLID, dark red from 60's-70's(?) era Jaguars called regency Red that you might like
X2 best maroon out there
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:33 AM   #19
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X2 best maroon out there
Regency red
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:01 AM   #20
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Default Re: what is the best maroon color...?

Of course I am a little biased......1946-48 Dodge Military Maroon!
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