View Full Version : Deep Red Interior Paint
10-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Has anyone found a good Rustoleum or Krylon match for Stock Deep Red?
10-09-2011, 02:06 PM
A good paint store should be able to mix up the exact shade if you bring them a sample.
10-09-2011, 03:04 PM
I don't have a rig for spraying so I was hoping for a good red off the shelf. The other problem is the last owner covered the metal panels in a mottled burgundy w gold fleck vinyl. I started pulling that as soon as the ink was dry on the bill of sale. Unfortunately everything has a thick coat of yellow adhesive so I am stripping it all with chemical stripper.
Sometimes laquer thinner will cut the adhesive without affecting the paint.
Do you know if the paint is enamel., or possibly base coat/clear coat?
10-09-2011, 05:32 PM
The adhesive was immune to LT and ETOH so I just stripped the panel the interior switches were in. Interestingly the layers were glue, dark red, black, bright red then grey (primer I assume.). The MEK took it off with one application if that helps.
Sounds like a lot of work, putting it back right.
Always worth the effort, though.
10-10-2011, 10:37 AM
paint stores can custom mix paint in spray cans as well!
10-10-2011, 12:23 PM
I was just going to post that. Many automotive paint stores can make you a custom mixed aerosol can.
10-10-2011, 03:12 PM
I'll try and find an unmolested err... un-upholstered spot with red on it....
10-11-2011, 07:08 AM
Most Automotive Paint stores sell the Preval Sprayer. It's an aeresol can with a bottle on the bottom. Put your custom mixed paint in the bottle and viola! The Preval sprayer sells for around $5.
Amazon.com: Preval Sprayer PVE267 Preval Spray Gun: Home Improvement
I'd also endorse the Preval systems (there's the original spray system comparable to a conventional aerosol and a newer model that is similar to an airbrush system with more defined coverage). I've had good success with the original system on small projects (brackets, etc.) on other cars.
10-11-2011, 07:45 PM
I used the Preval system to do the red vinyl interior pieces (including the large console)on my '59 TBird. Great results!
10-12-2011, 05:14 PM
Well here is the first shot at matching the paint using a spot off the back of the panel. I will need to give it a few more coats and wet sand it but it seems a bit orange to me given the samples shown in the "leather" thread. What do you think?
10-14-2011, 08:39 PM
OK here is another red matched at a different store. Looking at the leather this seems closer to the leather samples shown in the Leather thread. Those of you with a Deep Red interior which seems right/closest?
10-15-2011, 04:21 AM
The second sample is closer to the color in #3077. The red is very rich and has a lot of deep burgandy/maroon tint to it.. not at all a bright fire engine red.
10-16-2011, 12:06 PM
Thanks! When I sand down or use stripper it is hard to get a good sample to match.
02-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Well, I pulled the steering wheel to clean it up (see the pulling the steering wheel thread - and the harmonic ballancer puller worked great IMHO) and decided to break off all the really cracked plastic areas and sandblast the metal ring and horn contact surfaces. All this because the stupid piece of plastic for the PRNDL indicator is broken... anyone got a spare or a source? Jack's website listed no price so I think he was out of stock.
Anyhoo I decided to buff down the horn chrome and voila! my horn ring has been at least 4 colors below the crummy muddy burgundy paint that someone slopped all over the interior! So now I am back to the what red is red problem and am looking for more input.
So, is the red on the horn ring "deep red" or is is some other red? It reminds me of my grandmother's 63 Fury and is more fire engine red then the maroon-ey/deep red I see in the leather panels on the cars with original interiors.
Thanks in advance for the input...
02-14-2012, 08:20 PM
The original deep red is VERY "maroon..ey". I've got lots of pieces in great shape. I'll take some pics tomorrow.
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