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Looking for the best red color

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jim Stabe, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Jim Stabe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 179

    Jim Stabe

    What red has the best "pop"? I'm looking fo a solid color, not a metallic, pearl or candy.
  2. Nicholson
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 169


    House of Kolor has a couple of good solid reds, one called Kosmos Red and the other is called Blue Blood.
  3. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    1969 Ford Mustang, "Candy Apple Red"....solid color, no candy except for the name...


  4. Porsche Guards Red sure pops.

  5. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 733


    Recently used Torch Red from Sherwin Williams (see my avatar and photo album). It's the nicest red I've ever used, covered great, etc, etc...The pics don't do it justice! It's expensive, but well worth every cent.
  6. If someone were to line up color chips of every red ever formulated your eyes would fall out. You need to figure out what "pops" for you. Are you a fan of "hot" reds? Those would be ones that have a yellow undertone, almost orange.....say Mustang Poppy red from the '60s, less so would be Dodge flame red from the late '90s. Personally I like "clean" (as opposed to "muddy") reds, that have a blue undertone. To me R77 Red from mid '90s Acura NSX is "the best", but others might like Rossa Corsa Red from Ferrari (no, not all Ferraris are the same shade of red). But then, describing a color is nothing like seeing it in person. You should go to a paint jobber and ask to look through their chip decks till you find the one that does it for you..........and don't waste time looking on the web as monitor reproduction isn't reliable.

    Here's a pic of the Flame Red, and the Acura red side by side. In person the difference was very apparent, in picture........not so much.....

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  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    I's a good idea to have some direction, but I would never settle on a color because of a photo on the computer.
    You need to see it in person like at a huge car show...where you can see for yourself and then contact the owner for the exact color.
  8. I like Rangoon Red from the 61 Thunderbird. Also the Porsche Guards also as already stated.
  9. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 733


    Another suggestion: 1990 Toyota "Super Red" - I've used it on several things in the past. I'm not certain of the actual code, but it's a nice red. As stated above...get some paint chips and go from there. Make certain you see it in natural light, not just the lights at the paint store.
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I like old worn and torn red.

  11. I've done two cars in "Viper" red. Indoors it looks great. Pull it out in the sun and you can see it from space. I've never seen another red "pop" like Viper red.
  12. elcamino65
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 277

    from washington

    PPG makes a good one its somethng like - red red- or something
  13. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,803

    from Earth

    One word: Ferrari
  14. brucer
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 332

    from western ky

    i would have to go with flame red, or porsche guards red.. viper red pops pretty good..

    another good looking red is a tractor color.. international/farmall red its a little darker though..
  15. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Try "Torch Red" It was an '80's &'90's GM color
    and if you want red, it's about as red as red can
    be! Here's a pic of a '34 Ford painted "GM Torch


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  16. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 779

    The Hank
    from CO

    Yep . Porsche make some nice redds too.
  17. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,615


    X2 Viper red.
  18. To make any red, orange, or yellow paint job really pop, apply it over a white base.
  19. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,206

    from Burton, MI

    May I add Rossa?

  20. Guards red is a great color. Used it many times in the last 25 years. Painted my 70 torino in it. Turns out it's called Dale Jarret red now.

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  21. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,879


    Go with straight red pigment!!
  22. cheveey57
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 676


    My '57 is Viper red and I'd agree, it pops..........
  23. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    No one's mentioned it yet, but I suppose
    ....if all else fails, you could always try
    some "Red Green"!!!:eek::eek::D


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  24. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682


    this one is a ppg pure red toner #905 or 605 i think..can't really remember. it is a damn beautiful red in the sunlight. scanned pic makes it look like darker and like crap:rolleyes:.

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  25. ClayPigeonKiller
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 203


    Dupli-Color Ford Red engine enamel... Its very bright and is almost "crayola" red.

    I don't have anything all red, but thats what the red on this car was painted with. Stands up to heat (heads, block... not headers) too.




    Black was TSC brand BPS (best paint sold), $9 / quart... brushed on!
  26. ABBoston
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 275

    from Boston

    Performance Red - a 2003 or so Ford Mustang Color

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  27. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    PPG, Base red #917, sometimes call Scarlet Red, works for me. Straight paint, I used a single stage and buffed out great.
  28. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,575


    Mate, living in Cali, go to a few car shows and see what pops for YOU. Much better in the flesh than on computer screen. I used to look at every red car every time I stopped at the lights, finally found mine .......MILANO RED 1990s HONDA colour
  29. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 900


    GUARDS RED for a solid red color has always been a popular red
  30. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    There are at least 16 different Ferrari reds....

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