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Old Feb 5th, 05, 7:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to decide on a color for my 68 Elky. I would like to see any 68-72 Elky's painted in the above colors mentioned please. Does anyone know the paint code for Candy Apple Red ?? Is that a legit name color ?? Thanks,Mark ----------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Chevelle Malibu 1968 El Camino
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Old Feb 5th, 05, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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68 had
Matador Red paint code RR
Cordovan Maroon Met. paint code NN
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Old Feb 5th, 05, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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was it originally red? If I was painting one and not going back to original color I would choose something besides red. Why you ask? EVERYONE has a red car (me included). the teals are beautiful the grecian green is a great color. Check ou the color charts for the year 68 on the front page of the site. mine is a 72 painted in Porsche Red
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Old Feb 5th, 05, 2:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine is 2001 Dodge Viper red as a base color. I got it done at 2 shops in Van Nuys, CA. I am very pleased with the results.
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Old Feb 6th, 05, 1:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My 69 El Camino is Maroon Metallic. Click on the link in my sig to see it.
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Old Feb 6th, 05, 2:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This one is Ford Performance Red for around 1990.

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Old Feb 7th, 05, 9:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Look in my first two albums for pics

My 70 elky was a 1992 Cadillac color- "Medium Garnet Ret Metallic" Kinda cool- was a strawberry metallic red in bright sunshine, and a dark burgundy metallic on a cloudy day. I really dug the color! Gotta look at several pics as it looked very different in different colored light.
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Thanks Ben, Youre right that color is Cool Looking. Do you happen to know the paint code number on that color ?? That is a metallic in basecoat/clearcoat,correct ?? PPG or Dupont or ?? Thanks, Mark
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Do you happen to know the paint code number on that color ?? That is a metallic in basecoat/clearcoat,correct ?? PPG or Dupont or ?? Thanks, Mark
It is a PPG base coat/Clear coat type paint. I don't know the paint code, but it IS a factory GM color.
"1992 Cadillac 'Medium Garnet Red Metallic'"

Any paint shop should be able to look it up based on that info. When I was rear ended- The bodyshop was able to match the paint exactly.

BTW: Caddillac has an even better color now though... When I repaint my 70 olds (my current car) I'm going to repaint it 2005 Cadillac "Crimson Pearl"

Go to caddillac's website and look at their new cars- I can't remember the name of the car with this color(its their little 2 seater)- but I saw one in person on a sunny day and it was unbelieveable. Thats the color for me!

Something to look into.
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[img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img] Thanks for all the info.Ben, I really appreciate it. Thanks, Mark ----------------------------------------------------------------------------1968 Chevelle Malibu 1968 El Camino
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