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Old 01-30-2005, 11:01 AM
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I have a G.M. car that has 'Mili Meglia' red paint. Its lacquor but I will settle for BC/CC if I know what I am getting. For example the paint guy tells me he has not formula for 'my red'
Question ....in the GM color scheme 1955 through about 1965; which reds are the same...is riverside red same as my MM? And if some are the same are they in BC/CC today?

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Just about any color can be had in BC/CC. It's just a matter of getting the formula. Check HERE and see if you can find the code. Different companies carried different names for the paint. The site I am telling you about carries Ditzler paint chips. There are a few different shades of red for those years that you are asking about with Roman Red being the most popular at that time era. Are you sure that 'Mili Meglia. is a GM color? It does not sound familiar.

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It came on my 59 Vette and my '57 Bel Aire
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The paint chip and a $1.00 will get you a cup of coffee.

Take the paint code to you local jobber and they can call the lab and the lab will give them 2-4 (like colors in base)
Dupont is the best about this and PPG is next. These colors will be within a shade of the original lacquer color.
On the 57 DuPont had 6 choices and PPG offered 2.
I bought a pint of each one and shot and was amassed how close they all were.
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My "Dupont" paint supplier has a computer "gun"
that he reads the color with, he can mix base coat to any
color. I usually take him a gas cap door on older cars to get
the right shade of what I'm working on. He gets good color matches. Check with your local paint people and I bet one of
them has this technology.
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RE: Color cameras:

This is not something you want to rely on if your doing a Restoration, without spraying color first.

If it is a solid color these guns that cost $6,000-$22,000
may have a 70% accuracy.
If its metallic it drops to below 50%.
If there is a Pearl in the paint almost no accuracy.

These portable cameras are a take off of what the manufacturer uses that cost Minimum $250,000 and up from there.

So do be careful and why bother if the manufacturer has already crossrefferenced these colors for you with a conversion to base?
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okay:

I do not think I have a paint code; or a gas cap to take too the supplier.

I think there are only four or five reds in that time period...like Roman Red, Riverside red, Cardinal red and Mili Meglia red.

I need to look in the gurage I may have an old can with the code on it.
Ahh ....I did find the old can its code 76 5291L M Titled Mille Miglia Red..By Dupont.......but

My problem is till existing..how do I get late model correlation codes to these codes if they are no longer active?
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Found someone out on net says there were the folowing colors in years I mentioned. Venetian Red , Matador , Signet , Roman ,Riverside ,Rally ,Monza

The Millie Meglia is a 1970-75 Vette color and this contact wants 300.00 a gallon plus the accelerator 'I think'. And then there is the clear at about another 100.00 guess I will have to save some more pennies before I act.

In the old days paint was a lot cheaper and easier [showing my age]
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