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Dr. Wellington C. Morton
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Need paint color code

#1 Post by Dr. Wellington C. Morton » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:15 pm

The documentation, on my 1962B coupe reveals that the vehicle was Ruby with black vinyl interior. Does anyone know a current paint color that matches Ruby? The information for a Nason or PPG product would be preferred. Thank you, in advance, for your reply.

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Re: Need paint color code

#2 Post by David Jones » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:24 pm

The paint code for ruby red is 5702 and if you go to a Sherwin Williams automobile paint store they can mix the paint to the original Glasurit specification.
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Re: Need paint color code

#3 Post by Dick Weiss » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 pm

David,

What happened w/paint code Ruby Red 6202?

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Re: Need paint color code

#4 Post by Jim Neil » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 am

Dick Weiss wrote:David,

What happened w/paint code Ruby Red 6202?

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For the '62 in the original question, paint code 6202 is correct (5702 is the Ruby Red code for '57-59 cars).

I am definitely no expert, but had I ever gotten around to painting my tub, I planned to use the spray out card I got from Willhoit (http://www.willhoitautorestoration.com/paintsamples.php). As I understand, most paint suppliers can very closely match color to a sample, and I think Wilhoit's samples are pretty much as close as you can get to the real deal. Only from my reading over the years, I think it is difficult to rely on an old paint code as a basis for a current match.
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