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Carmine Red

Post by Bill Everett » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:52 pm

I understand that Carmine Red was a common color used to paint the earliest T's.

Can anyone help me find a modern color chip so I can order some Carmine Red paint?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:54 pm

Give me a call Bill, have the numbers.

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:12 pm

Here you go.., I found them in my photos!

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by DHort » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 am

General Motors Red on a Model T. Oh, the humanity......

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Duey_C » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:36 am

Sshhh, Dave...
That is a very deep red. I like.
Since I lost my mind mind, I feel more liberated

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:12 am

When you buy it, you will think you put a down payment on a Rolls Royce. LOL.

Reds are very high due to the pigments used.

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by TWrenn » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 am

Well, at the risk of stirring up controversy and being the devils advocate, if the red spilled on the can is true, I'm not so sure that is "the Carmine Red" that Ford actually used. In the pic of my former '12 RPU, I sent a copy of it to a tech at PPG, and she quickly responded, "Oh, that's Carmine Red". A bit afterward I saw two very early Ts at the museum that the description poster stated were Carmine Red, and they were exactly as mine looked. Just sayin, not being contradictory here. When it comes to colors, I know how touchy the subject can get, just thinking about just how correct one wants to be.
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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Bill Everett » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:05 am

Tim;

Thank you for posting a picture of your former pick up truck!

The vehicle in the post right above this one is the precise color I'm looking for; can anyone help me find this color?

Or.....

Is there anyone in Richmond near the museum that could ask an automotive paint supplier to come do a scan of one of the vehicles in the museum?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Carmine Red

Post by TWrenn » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:11 am

You're welcome Bill. That's a good idea, I'd call the museum and ask them. I'm sure they could help.
All I can remember is from the PPG people was a girl named "Samantha", it was a long time ago. Wish I could
help more. To me, if you're gonna be painting, you wanna get it right!! 'Nuff said, every time I get on my "correct bandwagon" I seem to get yelled at!! Ha ha. But truth is, to each his own anyway!


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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Russ_Furstnow » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:44 am

Here is another option for Carmine Red. My 1909 is painted with Nason Ful-Thane CG2911B, Red. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
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Re: Carmine Red

Post by DHarmon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:46 am

From the MTFCA Encyclopedia:

Color Modern name DDL # DAR #
Red Carmine 71969 71969


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Re: Carmine Red

Post by Markb » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:06 pm

Carmine red is supposed to be the standard color of RAL 3024 or RAL 3026,
RAL numbers are supposed to be typical colors that all paint mixers use

hope this helps

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