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Old June 3rd, 2019, 11:28 AM
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Looking for a good "red" for my '65 convertible

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I am having some work done on my '65 Cutlass Convertible that will require a full repaint. Original color was "Target Red". The car was once resprayed in the 90's to what was supposedly the factory color using an old paint code book from the 60's. After removing the doors we noticed the cowl was a much darker red than the repaint was. I ended up tracking down a touch up spray paint for the same color Pontiac and painted a few parts to see what the color looked like. It too was a bit too orange and brighter than the cowl.

So I've been looking at some modern cars for examples. Whats showing up is red is a really hard color to photograph. There are a few colors I like such as Porsche Carmine Red, BMW Imola Red, and a red on a Honda Civic I saw this morning. All of them still bright red but not eye searing or too orange.

I'm looking to you guys to come up with some ideas or pictures of your favorite red. Keep in mind the car will have red interior. I'm also looking for a paint code for Target Red, that would be helpful as well.

Here's a picture of how the cowl compares to the "new" paint:

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Old June 3rd, 2019, 11:49 AM
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I find picking paint color a little challenging if not frustrating. One of my favorite GM red is Pontiac Buccaneer red #75 WA4330 It too, probably has an oldsmobile cross over number.

PPG 2546
Dupont 5485
sherwin williams 3367

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Old June 3rd, 2019, 01:24 PM
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This is my 66 Cutlass Target Red. Painted in 1990. I needed a small amount of touch up paint for chips and provided my a local automotive paint supplier the following paint codes from my service manual.
He did not see the car.
Dupont-4625L
Rinshed Mason A1712M
Ditzler 71472

Hit it right on the money. Don't know if it helps but it worked.
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 04:29 PM
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This car is Factory Target red never been painted


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Old June 3rd, 2019, 04:55 PM
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I would either be inclined to paint it an exact factory color for that year or go with a metallic red. Then with a red interior it would look good painted white.
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 04:58 PM
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Now that is nice. Would like to hear more about that car.
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 05:20 PM
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Choices choices......This is Vivid red...PPG,DDL71096


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Old June 4th, 2019, 05:18 AM
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Matador Red.
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Old June 4th, 2019, 07:51 AM
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I like my '95 Dodge Viper Red on my '69 and my 2019 Jetta has a really nice color of red as well.
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Originally Posted by droldsmorland View Post
Choices choices......This is Vivid red...PPG,DDL71096

That sure looks like the same color as my car, which I thought was called "Scarlet Red" in '68. Undoubtedly red, but not eye searing like some brighter reds.

Keep in mind that variations in the color-calibration of various cameras and monitors can cause identical colors (as viewed side-by-side with the naked eye) to look different, not to mention the effect of variations in lighting and reflected surroundings. I'd also contend that some of the color variation observed in the OP's photo (door to cowl) could be attributed to vastly different level of gloss, levels of oxidation due to weathering and some overspray on the cowl. My bet is that if that cowl was buffed and polished, it'd look a lot more like to the door's color.
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Old June 4th, 2019, 08:56 AM
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ViVid Red is a late 80s early 90 Ford "Fleet" color. I looked for many months for the right color for this 68. I ran across an article in a magazine that featured a red 63 409 Impala. I took that to the paint shop and we matched it up with Vivid Red
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My concern now is that I've read the old pigments are not available which means the old codes might not be right. I went through paintref.com and found a color similar on my screen that may work. Let me layout some of the info below:




Original color is Target Red. I went through the paint ref and saw the color they used for the box displaying the color. Obviously take it with a grain of salt but, when i see original paint Target Red it does look darker than what I have on my car (and many others):








[img]http://paintref.com/graphics/sample/...e196571472.jpg[/img]





This is Audi Amulet Red. Looks similar on the screen and the sample to Target Red:










[img]https://images16.fotki.com/v220/phot.../ttside-vi.jpg[/img]

[img]http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Jac...nRA0wo5PaAHaFj[/img]





[img]http://www.2040-cars.com/_content/ca...874852/001.jpg[/img]




This is VW Tornado Red. As far as "bright" reds go, this would probably be my favorite, we have a history together:








[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4087/5...3feef7bd_z.jpg[/img]





[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/396/19128053683_2cc0c17938_b.jpg[/img]

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