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Technical dupont 80s red oxide

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by nh-lead-man, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. nh-lead-man
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 181


    Looking for a lacquer that matches close to the d 80 s red oxide primer it has a washed out pinkish hue . I am restoring an old shoe box like my first car it was primer 55 years ago I have a replacement car everything about the car is done in the same fashion but without the oxide primer ,Appreciate any input you can offer thanks
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,549


    this might be the last of the DuPont descendants red oxide looks like this when it's on a car. More brown than red or pinkish. I bought it about 5 years ago, at the local paint supplier that used to sell DuPont before it turned into Axalta.

    I expect you could get some modern primer (2k type or similar) tinted to look more like what you describe. I wanted to use the real thing, as close as possible.

    primer.jpg progress74.jpg
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  3. try PPG DP74lf red epoxy primer mixed with either DP48lf white and/or DP90lf black to achieve the color you want. that will give you an "old" primer finish
    alanp561 likes this.
  4. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,375

    anthony myrick

    Locate Paint Guru. He mixes lacquer and can hook you up

    I had a paint store mix up a single stage to match the red oxide from rustoleum once. Looked good. You can control the gloss with flatners

  5. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,175

    A Boner

    Why do the red oxide primer paints available today look so bright orange? The brownish color primer looks so much better! The orangish stuff sticks out like dog balls.

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