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Projects OEM Brown Metallic paint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rustytoolss, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Rustytoolss
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 256


    It's been awhile since I've been here. Trying to pick a color for my 62 Plymouth wagon. I really love " Root Beer candy " like house of color. But do not want a custom paint color ( expensive/ hard to match/ expensive all ready said that).
    I think that I'm looking for an OEM basecoat/ clearcoat paint factory Brown metallic- Copperish brown metallic type of color. Anyone have any good ideas ? A Mopar color would be nice....but I would not toss out any color the looks good (even honda, toyota etc colors).
    I can't see spending tons of money since this will be a summer driver, anf not a show car. House of color " root beer candy is just not a good choice for me for several reasons.
    What the view of Kirker paints ? They have a basecoat/clearcoat called " Burbon Brown Pearl" looks like it may work. Just unsure if it's a good paint, don't want to do this twice.
  2. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 2,267


    I went back and looked at several threads mentioning Kirker and most of the comments on Kirker were positive. Kirker also makes paint for Summit so Caramel Pearl might work for you.
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  3. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,893


    1979 corv*tte is a good one, chocolate / bronze brown metallic with out red tones.

    Newer Ford Kodiak Brown Metallic is also nice, has a lot of light to dark color shift for a factory paint. You can probably go see it in person.
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  4. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,871

    oldiron 440

    Yea you don’t see brown on much of anything anymore, Ford had some nice browns in the seventies you can always make them bace coat clear coat...

  5. Honda has a real nice” Root beer metallic “

    Id put up a picture but Honda’s are O/T

    here’s Piston Honda from Mike Tyson’s punch out just for giggles n farts

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  6. TONS of great Browns out there! Look at Modern Toyotas. OEMs have been hot on browns for a while
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  7. Rustytoolss
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 256


    Carmel Pearl ? does Summit have that ? ????
  8. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Bob Lowry

  9. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,690


    Even if it’s not on their site, get the Kirker p/n and plug it into Summits search and it may show up that way.
  10. Hotrodderman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 92


    There was a real nice brown metallic color in the early 80's called Firemist Autumn brown. I do not remember if it was a Ford color or GM color.
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  11. Scrapin’Metal
    Joined: Mar 19, 2018
    Posts: 92


    Summit Carmel Pearl on the roof over a Rootbeer Flake.
    Summit Cappuccino Mocha Pearl on the Body.

    Easy to spray

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  12. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,184


    I'm a fan of the Toyota (new) truck color Sunset Bronze. It's a very nice brown that seems to color shift in the sun.
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  13. firemangordy
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 408


    1963 Chevy Cordova Brown.
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  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,020


    Take a look at 2014 Ford Kodiak brown. It seems like some of the 2008 Ford King Ranch trim trucks had a brown that looked good too. That was called dark copper Metallic.
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  15. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,462

    seb fontana
    from ct

    69-76 Maverick/comet.
  16. My DAD had a 75 LTD wagon that was dark GINGER GLOW METALLIC. That in my estimation was the nicest brown I had seen till I saw the brown on the new TUNDRAs. Mitch
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  17. Rustytoolss
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 256


    Thanks Guys. Picking a paint color is the hardest part of building a car !!!!
  18. 2manycars2littletime
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 96


    Do you like the color of the Chrysler Turbine cars?
  19. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,675

    from Diablo Ca.

    My 77 Chevy truck was a nice metallic brown which was common Gm color for the time, and not a bad color, a pearl over the top would make it pop . the problem with brown cars, they are invisible. The only time you ever notice a brown car is if you are actually looking for one. Makes the perfect getaway car though
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  20. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    Cadillac Firemist brown from the 70's had some gold in it.
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  21. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Another vote for the Tundra brown. For Mopar colors check out Dodge Ram's over recent years as they have a few nice brown tones, 2014 Black Gold pearl, 2016 Luxury brown pearl and 20220Walnut brown metallic.
  22. rdscotty
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 225

    from red deer

    Honda had a color called root beer. YR-569M
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  23. My 1940 Oz Dodge I painted an Oz 1969-72 Chrysler Mahogany Metallic in acrylic lacquer back in 1978, still wears that paint except for the roof which was repainted 12yrs ago in 2 pack by a mates son.........a few chips & scratches but it works for me...........andyd

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  24. Clydesdale
    Joined: Jun 22, 2021
    Posts: 36


    my o/t bavarian daily driver is a nice metallic brown, I believe its called Marrakesh Brown.
  25. Jones St.
    Joined: Feb 8, 2020
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    Jones St.

    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,634


    Fair warning on these new colors, some are tricoat systems (think kandy) and you better wear a cast iron anal chasity belt when you go get a quote:eek: As to mail order paint, the money you save will be null n void if you run out part way through, have to stop, order more, start over. But hey it was cheap, right? Find a body shop supply where you can get back up material faster. Use their production body shop materials (I'm a fan of PPG Shop-Line). Also you can speak a salesman and even stroll through what are usually extensive color books. Good luck...
  27. low down A
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 460

    low down A

    early 70's about 71 to 73 cadillac had the most beautiful dark rootbeer with small gold flake, i liked it so much that i painted two mopars with it back in the seventy's too this day i still want to paint another car with that brown it was a ppg base, clear coat,
  28. My sister used to have a 62 Corvair and I think this was the color on it. It was a beautiful dark brown with gold metalflakes in it.

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