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Old 04-10-2010, 09:48 AM
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GM bright red and flame red the same?

I've seen the same code for both but if they're the same why differnt names?

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In the past, I have seen the same color have different names, depending on the car model it was used on.

If the code is the same, that gives the mixing formula. I would bet they are the same. Ask your paint store to be sure.
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Names of colors can be very tricky, don't ever go by them. And don't ever pick a color from a chip or something like that without buying a small sample and spraying it out on a large panel to get a good idea of what that color is.

I sure learned the hardway on my second paint job I ever did. Wow, did I learn the hard way.

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I know 2 guys that have the the color on two different cars a 57 belair and a 59 vette and you are right different name put them side by side and they are exactly the same color not sure why the different name
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Brian, I did the same thing knowing not to go by a chip book but did it anyway. It's a little work to do a test panel but not as much as a complete re-paint. Made me feel like an idiot.
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I know 2 guys that have the the color on two different cars a 57 belair and a 59 vette and you are right different name put them side by side and they are exactly the same color not sure why the different name

Usually the different names are attributed to the different "lines". Chevy will call it one name while GMC will call it another.

I had a color chip book from the sixties that had all the names under each chip and they were always different, very differnet. It depends on what the marketing dept of the particular line wanted to "sell".

Chevy may call black "Black Ghost" while Buick would call it something like "Midnight black" while Cadillac would be "Tuxedo Black".

It's all in the marketing dept, as with just about anything we buy.

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