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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldrelics, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    Anybody have a nice deep blood red paint code?
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  2. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,882

    from Indy

    Henry Dana's red
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  3. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 2,002


    Ruby Red, paint code RR. Pretty color.
  4. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    Will my paint guy understand 'rr'?

  5. BMW Emola Red.
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  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,191


    I've found that it works best to just keep an eye out for rigs running down the road or on car lots or in parking lots that have the color and shade of that color you want and note the make and model and go from there.
    Henry posted the formula for Dana red or as it was known before they split "Nancy Dana Red" on here or on another board.
    On another note I've seen some later model Ford pickups that have a red that should be real close to what you are looking for that isn't loaded with metallic.
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  7. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,221


    Ask the paint store to see the fleet color book. All the reds are in a row.
  8. For sure get the paint chips from your store's catalog and take them out in the sunlight.
  9. IMHO nobody beats the Italians when it comes to a deep red. In particular, early '90s Ducati red. Find a paint shop that is familiar with a 1991 Ducati red (it is NOT the same as later years, there is no standard "Ducati Red") and let them mix the paint for you.

    Trivial anecdote. I was out for a ride one summer day years ago. Stopped for lunch and parked next to an older Corvette. When I came back out, there was a guy gazing at my bike (A 1991 Ducati 907ie). The lighting was just right and the bike was almost glowing. When I walked up the guy said "I thought I painted my 'vette red, but... damn..."

    EDIT: Another aside... I needed some paintwork done on the aforementioned 907. I took it to the best guy I knew. When I picked it up he described the horrors of trying to match it. He had done a great job but as I was leaving he said "If you ever need more work done on that, take it somewhere else".

    I'm not sure if he was kidding...
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  10. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 958

    from So. Cal.

    Jaguar 'Regency' red
    '60-'67 VW 'Ruby' red
    '58-'59 VW 'Garnet' red. Pretty sure 'Garnet' red is the color Jesse James painted his '32 Roadster.
  11. wheeler.t
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 282


    I think his 32 was a Porsche color but I could be completely wrong.

    This is a handy website to go through, you can choose make / model / years or just scroll through colors for everything
  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    Porsche color. 1974- 912e, 'Indian Red'. Don't know the number of the paint chip. Long ago.
  13. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Curious as to what your putting it on. The fleet colors viewed in sunlight is good advice. Stay away from reds with orangey hue.
  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,610

    from oregon

    67 Nova Bolero Red.
    Photo included, I'll delete if offensive.
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  15. GM code WA9075 - red
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  16. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,286


    Blood red? If you were doing a Ford should it be blue? I've been told my blood is Ford blue;).
    Seriously, I'm not real fond of picking colors off of chips. Sometimes it's hard to visualize what a color will be on a car looking at a 1x2 chip. Plus you can get lost when your looking at 100 different shades of red, all on little chips. I tell my customers to look for cars that have the color you like and try to find out what it is.
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  17. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,267

    A Boner

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    Don't have any codes, but here are some good samples......dark red/maroon. The tub is the most red, the other three are getting closer to a maroon color.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  18. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,538


    If you are talking red not maroon the Mini Cooper red looks good to me. Bob
  19. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,045

    from Tampa, FL

    Another vote for BMW Imola Red, my avatar's color. Lots of import car mfgs offer both a light and dark red. Some Acura's I've seen have a very nice dark red. Gary
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  20. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 862

    Dan in Pasadena

    2012 Honda San Marino red. Its bc/cc but its non-metallic. I'd post a picture but it doesnt photograph well. Looks like ordinary bright red and its not. It's blood red like you just cut yourself deeply.
  21. osut362
    Joined: May 15, 2013
    Posts: 31

    from East Texas
    1. Upholstery

    GTO Montero red
    49 Panel Truck Right side.jpg
  22. frdsuperduty
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 175

    from Lewes De

    Like they said,Dana red.Formula was posted I think in Street Rodder a while back.Henry Dana closed his shop and was working for a Nascar Team.
  23. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    When you look at paint chips. Take the chips outside . you would be amazed at the difference. Over head lights don't give the true color.
    Painted a Camaro with Porsche India red . Really nice. Candy apple red looks good when done right.
  24. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 912


    Milano red R81 93 Honda my favorite color. other red cars parked next to it look Orange.
  25. Gray Ford
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 491

    Gray Ford
    from Illinois

    Look at '89 GMC paint code 70 "Flame Red"..Not a "flashy" red at all....Rather dark shade of red ....
  26. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    if you google 'thompson 1957 ranchero' that's the color I'm after, I read somewhere that it is ppg blood red, my paint guy only has 'limco' and has no idea
  27. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,032

    Corn Fed

    1982 Ford code 24 med red.
  28. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,510

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  29. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
    Posts: 558


    If you want a classic color, Candy Apple Red from a 60's Mustang I think it is color code "T"

    If you want a more modern color, Ford Race Red from a late model Mustang
  30. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,267

    A Boner

    I'm no expert on colors, but Dana red isn't a dark blood red. It is a very red, red. A true rich red, but not a dark red. Dark reds are more of a red/maroon. Here is a pic of Henry Dana red.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017

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