I was in phoenix this weekend, I saw a new mazda cx-5 in a parking lot, wow the red really popped. I was checking out the paint, the lady that owned it came out the the store freaked out asking if there was something wrong with her car. I was a little embarrassed but told her, Im just checking out the paint, car looks amazing the color is soul red crystal. she said the red was about a grand extra for that color. Its two sizes of flake in a red basecoat, a red transparent clear and clear coat. I have recently got back into candies, I have found the SEM and House of Kolor candies shoot much easier than the metalflake brand lacquers I used back in the 70's 80's I am seriously considering the soul red paint for my 32 roadster. I am wondering about the red transparent midcoat though, if it more resistant to fading than traditional candies.