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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LUKESTER, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. LUKESTER
    Joined: Aug 16, 2002
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    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
     
  2. newsomtravis
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    just go down a few threads to cross country on a custom, find yarils shoebox....beautiful color.....beautiful car
     
  3. PPG Royal Cessna Maroon. Sorry no pics, painted my HS car with it 25 years ago.
     
  4. tedster
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    Honduras maroon has always been my favorite.
     
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  5. Weasel
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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:

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    Peter Mullin's Talbot Lago is burgundy:

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    So if you are after a blue tinged red you are looking for a burgundy color, not maroon.
     
  6. the other me
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    1965-67? GM code "N" Madeira Maroon.
     

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  7. Black Panther
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    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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  8. 302GMC
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    '56 Cad Chantilly Maroon
     
  9. Black with Root beer pearl
     

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  10. SDhotrod
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    I immediately thought of John Mearns' car when I saw this question. Quoting the March '11 feature in R&C - '48 VW Bordeaux Red.
     
  11. jcmarz
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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.
     
  12. There's a SOLID, dark red from 60's-70's(?) era Jaguars called regency Red that you might like
     
  13. 55chevr
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    I agree with Tedster ... Corvette Honduras Maroon
     
  14. fat141
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    Late 70's Ford colour "IMPERIAL BURGUNDY"
    Tough to beat
    Rod
     
  15. a coupe
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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
     
  16. BeatnikPirate
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    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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  17. Moriarity
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    my 61 was painted 85 olds autumn maple poly
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  18. uc4me
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    X2 best maroon out there
     
  19. BeatnikPirate
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    Regency red
     

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  20. Frankie47
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    Of course I am a little biased......1946-48 Dodge Military Maroon!
     

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  21. 1934coupe
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    From a mid to late 70s BMW Malaga Red in Glaseruit paint one step went on like cream and seemed a foot deep.

    Pat
     

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  22. Little Wing
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    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/C_Kh7nLplWo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  23. greg32
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    Graet thread, gotta be one of the hardest colors to get right. Saw a 39 ford at Kalamazoo years ago, guy said it was 1990 ford truck burgandy. No metallic, not brown.
     
  24. KENDEUCE
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    Dupont B8750A single stage, Medium Cabernet Red

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  25. JeffreyJames
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    I like '48 Ford Monsoon Maroon. It was used on the Navarro roadster which is another favorite of mine.

    Here it is but in person without the flash it seems much darker. Never seen the car outside though....
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  26. krylon32
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    I like 82 Chevy PU Carmine or Dark Carmine. Different shades of the same color???
     
  27. brigrat
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    Leadsleads '37 and his old Stevens, DuPont
    Dark Red - 8342FH Mercedes maybe?

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  28. Uncle Bob
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    As you can tell, when it comes to color each person has their own idea of what is "correct". So figuring out what you want turns out taking all the suggestions and seeing (key word) what fits your idea/goal.

    As stated earlier, most early maroons had a brownish tone..........but how brown (now cow?)? And do you like what's often referred to as a "muddy" color? Or do you like a "clean" color? Your best bet is to get some chip charts, or better yet, go to your paint supplier and look through their stuff (if they're willing) and find what hits your nail.

    The "clean" ones look more like what some call burgundy, but here's an example of what came out of the maroon toner (straight mixing color, no blending) right off the Sikkens rack.
     

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  29. BeatnikPirate
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  30. 40coupefan
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    '84 Chyrsler Crimson Red is a nice non-metallic maroon. Painted a 40 sedan a few years ago in it, worked out real well.
     

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