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Indigo Lucifer
Posted 2019-03-15 3:28 PM (#579387)
Subject: Carnival Red Actual Color



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So does anyone know the actual factory correct color of 1957 Carnival Red? I've tried looking it up but I get varying results from a darker even purplish undertone to something closer to toreador red. To me it seems like a slightly deeper version of toreador red.

Edited by Indigo Lucifer 2019-03-15 3:40 PM
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Indigo Lucifer
Posted 2019-03-15 3:50 PM (#579388 - in reply to #579387)
Subject: RE: Carnival Red Actual Color



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So it seems i found out something interesting. There's two shades of carnival red one for west coast and the other for elsewhere.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dlYAAOxyNo9Sq4Gw/s-l1600.jpg
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-03-15 3:52 PM (#579389 - in reply to #579387)
Subject: RE: Carnival Red Actual Color



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Even if you knew the exact formulation from back in the day, most modern paint shops can NOT mix you what you want. There are one or two specialty places that claim that they can. Maybe.

1957 Plymouth paint codes (left); 1958 Plymouth Paint Codes (right)





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wizard
Posted 2019-03-15 5:09 PM (#579397 - in reply to #579387)
Subject: Re: Carnival Red Actual Color



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It can be done with a very high accuracy with a spectrometer. But that means that the original color is found on a piece of metal that can be sacrificed.

It's costly though.

Rumor says that there's some company in Holland that can mix colors from the old recipes with new components.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-03-15 5:24 PM (#579398 - in reply to #579397)
Subject: Re: Carnival Red Actual Color



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You could try these guys (TCP Global):

http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/aclchip.aspx?image=1957-Plymouth-pg...

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Indigo Lucifer
Posted 2019-03-15 11:21 PM (#579406 - in reply to #579389)
Subject: RE: Carnival Red Actual Color



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56D500boy - 2019-03-15 3:52 PM

Is this the west coast only version of carnival red? If so it looks beautiful.



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mstrug
Posted 2019-03-16 12:55 AM (#579409 - in reply to #579387)
Subject: Re: Carnival Red Actual Color



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https://www.paintscratch.com/touch_up_paint/Plymouth/1957-Plymouth-A...
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mstrug
Posted 2019-03-16 12:56 AM (#579410 - in reply to #579387)
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http://www.57plymouthconvertible.com/history-of-this-plymouth.php
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2019-03-19 10:12 AM (#579529 - in reply to #579387)
Subject: Re: Carnival Red Actual Color



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I have the 1957 Ditzler (PPG) paint mixing formulas, if that would help anyone...they are the Canadian colours, though most are direct crosses.
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