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Carnival Red... Modern Urethane Paint Color?

PostPost by: archigator » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:16 am

Does anyone have a modern urethane paint color comparable to the
original Carnival Red that is readily available in the US? How about
the gold Sprint bumper color? I know all of the original
discontinued paint catalog numbers are readily avalable on this
forum, but I don't know their modern urethane eqivalents. I have
seen in this forum that the modern Ford Diamond White is roughly
comparable to the earlier Lotus Cirrus White. Thanks!

Gary
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PostPost by: Bill » Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:44 pm

Gary

My '63 S1 was Carnival Red. After 400 hours of body prep / restoration
completed in 1997, after a colour match up to the origional I used 1996
Chrysler "Viper Red" in Zickens with a clear coat - as close to the
origional "Carnival Red" as Damn is to swearing. More "brilliant" also.

Keep your stick on the ice

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Does anyone have a modern urethane paint color comparable to the
original Carnival Red that is readily available in the US? How about
the gold Sprint bumper color? I know all of the original
discontinued paint catalog numbers are readily avalable on this
forum, but I don't know their modern urethane eqivalents. I have
seen in this forum that the modern Ford Diamond White is roughly
comparable to the earlier Lotus Cirrus White. Thanks!

Gary
'71 Elan Sprint Coupe









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PostPost by: archigator » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:51 pm

Bill, Fantastic! "Viper Red" it is. Thanks.

Gary
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Gary

My '63 S1 was Carnival Red. After 400 hours of body prep /
restoration completed in 1997, after a colour match up to the
origional I used 1996 Chrysler "Viper Red" in Zickens with a clear
coat - as close to the origional "Carnival Red" as Damn is to
swearing. More "brilliant" also.

Keep your stick on the ice

Bill ---- 26/0538
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