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PostSubject: Help with paint shades needed.   Fri 2 Oct - 19:04

I need to get organised with paints for my Richard Petty 1973 Dodge Charger.

All I know is that they are normally reffered too as 'Petty Blue' and 'Rocket Red'.

I think Tamiya Sky Blue is at least a good staring point for the blue:



but I'm unsure about the Rocket Red. To me, in some photos it looks like red:





While in others it looks more orange or even fluorescent:





Can anyone enlighten me please or even better, have a RAL code for the paints?

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PostSubject: Re: Help with paint shades needed.   Fri 2 Oct - 19:19

They all have different decals on them, and the red does look different on each (2nd picture down looks like a model to me?)

The blue is different on them too when compared to the red

If you have a photo editing software then get each photo and use the white as a base reference (white is always white so alter the image so all the readings for the white ("255 255 255" in RGB) when a "picker" tool is used) ... use the "picker" tool to get the red and blue in RGB and then make an average of each red and blue and use your screen to colourmatch or print them out ... they wont be exactly the same as the car (what scale colour match is?) but at least the colour relation between the colours will be about spot on.

Or just choose a red and blue thats about right and go with that lol
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PostSubject: Re: Help with paint shades needed.   Fri 2 Oct - 23:26

Thanks for the input Colin. Much appreciated.

They all have different decals on them wrote:

That wasn't uncommon those days, even from race to race.

Got is sorted. These two from Zero Paints:



which is near enough for the blue.

And the correct STP red:






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PostSubject: Re: Help with paint shades needed.   Sat 3 Oct - 0:11

Sorted!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Help with paint shades needed.   Sat 3 Oct - 4:48

Al, I agree with Colin that the second pic looks like a model - shiny tires, no logos, small exhaust outlet. The first car pic looks like a promotional car or streetable clone - it has no side gas filler, it has stock mirror, side marker lights and door handles also.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with paint shades needed.   Sat 3 Oct - 10:41

You are both right about the second photo being a model. Should have mentioned that.

I was just attempting to establish that trying to match the red from computer photos is difficult and wondered if anyone new the RAL code for it.

Anyway, it's sorted now and I should have the paint in a few days.

Cheers for your help guys.

As an aside, did you know that Randy Ayers NASCAR site has closed? At least it appears to have done.

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