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Old 09-20-2006, 12:28 PM
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Color for 69 Dodge Superbee

Hi, my husband is restoring a 69 Dodge Superbee - he is in the process of priming it now. He's not sure what color to paint it. Really wants it to be original. Believe the original color was some shade of red?? How do we get it close to the original paint color? Any help or suggestions??

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there is a body tag on the car somewhere, sometimes there under the hood, in the glove box, door jamb, just have to look. on that tag is a paint code, you can go to the paint jobber with that code and they can mix it up.
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Should be on top of the driver side fender.
The "fender tag" will give you most of all the important stuff.
"If" the seats are original and have not been redone,the build sheet is usually stuck in the springs someplace or under the back bench seat.Could be behind the rear interior panels as well.
Inside the trunk is a good place for color match as it was sprayed as well,Inside of interior door panels and the dash will give you the interior color if different.

www.moparts.org will have most ANYTHING you would want to know about Mopars.
Like to SEE it. I have a 69 as well.
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This is any easy question.
Yellow with a black stripe around the rear.
Glad I could help.
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SuperBee

It's me again. My husband has checked all those places & came up with nothing for the original paint color. He said it's NOT where it's should be. Any other suggestions?? Thanks.
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According to the 1969 plymouth color chart on this website you had one choice for red. Scorch Red.

http://www.moparsonsale.com//colors_1969.php

The color may not translate well on the screen. If the car has not been completely stripped you should be able to find the original color under the weatherstripping or underneath a door hinge. Some place that wouldn't be touched during a normal repaint. if you sand a spot down to bare metal and feather it back you should be able to see the color that's on top of the first layer of primer, I'd probably do this check on the roof of the car, other components could have been replaced.
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If you had the tag I have a color book at my shop for all of the old Mopar stuff with all of the color codes ,all makes really, from about 1964 to date. I just did a 70 Super Bee in black, but black is so hard to take care of. White is always a good color for an old Mopar, with the stripe package and the right wheels they look great.
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Well this won't help you with your paint code, but if there is any place where you have original paint, maybe one of the better equipted paint supplies would have a spectrophotometer to come up with the closest formula mix in one of the paint lines data base. Basically the computer analyzes the color and finds the formula which should be the best match if you are looking for close to original.
The article in the link below tells a little about it.
http://www.p2pays.org/ref/06/05151/
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you mean like a dominator gun? or a PPG phrophet Camera? I had the jobber I got my paint from match a swatch of my interior purple with there PPG phrophet Camera, so I could have exact match. it came out perfect
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Does it have the fender tag?
The OEM paint code IS on IT reguardless of what color it is now.
The color chart link 39 posted has the code which is the first 2 combination
Mine is a T3 which would be the Honey Bronze metallic with a T7 Saddle Bronze interior code.
If you post the fender tag # sequence,we can decode it.
There were not too many reds anyway. Scorch or Tore Red were the most popular.
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Does it have the fender tag?
The OEM paint code IS on IT reguardless of what color it is now.
The color chart link 39 posted has the code which is the first 2 combination
Mine is a T3 which would be the Honey Bronze metallic with a T7 Saddle Bronze interior code.
If you post the fender tag # sequence,we can decode it.
There were not too many reds anyway. Scorch or Tore Red were the most popular.
He is right, Scorch red is a red, however Tor red is also called Hemi orange. What you need to do is scratch down and find the original color, or just lift the carpet, it should be the original color there, then go to your jobber and tell them that you have a 1969 Dodge and look in the color chart for the appropriate chip. A fender tag is really needed though, because that is where all of the options are listed. If the back seat has never been out of the car, you will find a build sheet underneath the bottom cushion, that will tell you everything that you need to know. Good luck to you.
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