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red paint colors by shawnk
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Report this Post05-29-2011 02:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shawnkClick Here to Email shawnkSend a Private Message to shawnkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
First off yes I searched. I'm looking reprint my GT and want to keep it red. I will describe what I want in the color and see if anyone has a suggestion. I'm looking at a few bright reds but want a rich color not a flatter bright red like the fatory red. I was looking at torch red but anyone know of a rich and bright red.
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The colors I'm tossing back and forth at the moment are:

Torch red
Viper red
Ferrari red
Victory red
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Report this Post05-29-2011 02:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can also try Guards Red:
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Report this Post05-29-2011 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shawnkClick Here to Email shawnkSend a Private Message to shawnkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

You can also try Guards Red:


that's nice, I like it.
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Report this Post05-29-2011 04:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sricka01Send a Private Message to sricka01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm currently getting my 88 GT painted BMW Hellrot Red code 314. Sorry, the car isn't assembled yet but I did manage to take pics of the panels shortly after they were sprayed.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/085108.html

When I was searching and trying to decide the colors were starting to just run together in my mind and make me frustrated. Take a few days and pic out favorites from forum sites, Flickr, smugmug, etc.

Some color that I kept looking back on:
VW Flash Red
Toyota Radiant Red (Tacoma or Yaris)
Honda Milano Red (think Acura TSX)
Audi Brilliant rot LY3J/C8
BMW Hellrot 314 http://farm5.static.flickr....633_93a328f97f_b.jpg
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Report this Post05-29-2011 05:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rick 88Send a Private Message to Rick 88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I always liked the 1973 to 1975 Trans Am Buccaneer Red. It was more red than orange. The 1976 Trans Am Carousel Red had a lot more orange and also was an eye searing color.
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Report this Post05-29-2011 05:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mafv8Click Here to Email mafv8Send a Private Message to mafv8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is my notchie in Viper Red

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OK here's my Red....

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im pretty sure its called solid red from nissan
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Report this Post05-30-2011 12:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PappySend a Private Message to PappyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I vote Viper Red

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Report this Post05-30-2011 02:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt27Click Here to Email fierogt27Send a Private Message to fierogt27Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
May sound stupid, but ive always liked the PT cruiser torch red
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If you want to pick a color do it from a new car. Do not choose a color from a photo or a color chart it will look different in your driveway.
I can tell you my car looks between yellow gold and orange depending on the photos (normally gold), red will look between orange red and pink depending on the photo. Best pic your color from a car you see on the road then just look up the paint code.
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Report this Post12-06-2012 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Pearlmr2Click Here to Email Pearlmr2Send a Private Message to Pearlmr2Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just wondering what type of wheels you have, brand/size - tire size...I have a 88 GT w/ T-Tops lowered about 1"....Paint looks really good I also like the polished rim look.
nice job !
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This is the Ferrari Corsa Rosa red and really looks good in person. The nice color contributed greatly to a Best Of Class at an ALL GM show in Silver Springs, FL.



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Report this Post12-06-2012 11:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just a tip...viewing reds and oranges on a computer is hard for accurate rendering....They just dont photograph or show on screens accurately. To be sure about a color, find out what year and car the color is used on and find a real car before a final decision.

That said, this is my car that is 76 Mercedes Signal Red (#571) and Im almost sure its the same formula as Porsche Guards Red. Color names dont really mean anything. ie/ There is actually 3 differentViper Reds, several Torch Reds, and 7 Cadillac Whites.

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Report this Post12-06-2012 11:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mkiker2089Click Here to Email mkiker2089Send a Private Message to mkiker2089Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would say go with the hot rodder classic of Firethorn Red. It's a little darker than most but it looks great in person



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and as others have said the colors don't look accurate on a monitor. Reds are always duller than reality. Firethorn is a little lighter in person and shines in the sun.

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Candy apple red

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I got "torch red" based off the shop chip book, it looked great in the book. Once painted, and in the sunlight, it looked too orange to me. I hated it and paid for a restray. I ended up getting the red off some Honda I'd seen, then had them deepen it a bit.
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Report this Post12-07-2012 07:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yep, even the chip books arent accurate. They are just printed on a printer and if settings arent perfect, they are off. I havent even bothered to pay for my chip books in years any more. They were just a waste of money. Now I just call in the code number, year and make. Then they tell if if its dark red, blue or whatever. Again, I give them make and year too. I always go by code number, but if you say Torch Red, it can be different between years. ie/ 1986 Pure White is not the same as 2005 Pure White, even on same make. Also if you go by names, they are different for different brands under the same make. ie/ Chevrolet will have Classic White and Cadillac will have Castillian White......and both are the same exact color.

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Report this Post12-08-2012 05:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaybeeziSend a Private Message to jaybeeziEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Guards red is a little orange, a lot of reds are... Another to keep in mind is Flame Red

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Report this Post12-08-2012 08:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by shawnk:

First off yes I searched. I'm looking reprint my GT and want to keep it red. I will describe what I want in the color and see if anyone has a suggestion. I'm looking at a few bright reds but want a rich color not a flatter bright red like the fatory red. I was looking at torch red but anyone know of a rich and bright red.


As others mentioned it's best to actually see the color on the car and not something that is in pictures. I was told that the "Victory Red" was one of thee brightest. I wasn't convinced until I saw the color on two recently painted cars. It was when I knew it was the color for me. I've also seen "reds" on various makes of cars one of which is the Madza. If you happened to see a color you like on a particular car-get the make and model and then head to the dealership and get the codes. Btw, "Victory red" was a bit too bright, so I had too tone it down a bit.

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Report this Post12-08-2012 10:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good info here.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/089913.html

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Report this Post12-08-2012 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like the factory 88 bright red.

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Report this Post04-08-2014 04:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hercimer01Send a Private Message to hercimer01Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has any one tried International Harvester red?
I ask because Carquest has IH red enamel for 42.00 a gallon.
I'm thinking about doing my coupe with it.

I found the color match actually on some tractor restorations using Fiero bright red wa8774 on their tractors.
I also found these pics on the forum here. I don't think they are painted to match, just pics of opportunity.



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