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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 6:28 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic and Vinyl 1966 Medium Red Paint

Hello, I am looking to find an EXACT match interior plastic/vinyl paint for my 1966 El Camino. The Trim Tab says 748-A, which refers to it as "Medium Red" with a paint code of 71550 on the chipsheet. It looks quite similar to other GM reds of that year and perhaps it is the same. After a couple hours research, though, the closest I can get to finding what I need in aerosol form is SEM Color 6401 "Medium Metallic Red 1966 Pontiac GTO." Is this the same Medium Red? Does anyone have a suggestion? Are there any reputable shops that will color match the hue for me if I send them a small piece of the color? I appreciate any responses. Thanks!

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Re: Plastic and Vinyl 1966 Medium Red Paint

I had a paint store custom mix SEM interior paint to match a red interior I couldn't find red kick panels for. I took them a scrap of material to match up.
The paint matched exactly.
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Re: Plastic and Vinyl 1966 Medium Red Paint

I don't believe the interior red had any metallic in it.
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What kind of paint store Jon? Did they have various SEM Fabric/Vinyl Paint hues to mix or did you bring them these? Thanks. P

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An ordinary automotive paint store.

They mix up SEM interior paints just like they would any normal exterior paint. They scanned my sample of vinyl, came up with a formula, and mixed it up. Even put a dab of the paint on the vinyl sample and dried it with a heat gun and asked me if the color was to my liking before they finalized everything. They put it in spray cans for me so I could spray the kick panels, dash, and around the rear package shelf area. Could not have been happier with the ease of the deal.
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Re: Plastic and Vinyl 1966 Medium Red Paint

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I had a paint store custom mix SEM interior paint to match a red interior I couldn't find red kick panels for. I took them a scrap of material to match up.
The paint matched exactly.
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An ordinary automotive paint store.

They mix up SEM interior paints just like they would any normal exterior paint. They scanned my sample of vinyl, came up with a formula, and mixed it up. Even put a dab of the paint on the vinyl sample and dried it with a heat gun and asked me if the color was to my liking before they finalized everything. They put it in spray cans for me so I could spray the kick panels, dash, and around the rear package shelf area. Could not have been happier with the ease of the deal.
Yep...done this numerous times.
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Hello, I am looking to find an EXACT match interior plastic/vinyl paint for my 1966 El Camino. The Trim Tab says 748-A, which refers to it as "Medium Red" with a paint code of 71550 on the chipsheet. It looks quite similar to other GM reds of that year and perhaps it is the same.
It's very possible that the red you are looking for is GM code M30. If so, this OER paint may be what you need. https://www.oerparts.com/product/196...rts/pp802.html For $16.95 plus shipping you can find out.

I'm restoring a '68 El Camino SS and needed M17 Medium Blue for the interior vinyl and plastic pieces. I got a couple of cans of OER's M17 and it was a perfect match.

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Re: Plastic and Vinyl 1966 Medium Red Paint

Any original painted interior items on the 50 year old cars have faded a bit. A fresh spray of even the same paint will be a shade or two off.

As mentioned above, have a body shop paint supply match some existing trim and they'll put it in an aerosol can for you.

It's important to tell them what color plastic you'll be painting onto.
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