Touch up paint

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Terry Thomann
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Touch up paint

#1 Post by Terry Thomann » Thu May 05, 2022 3:02 pm

I am trying to find touch up paint for my 1960 Ruby Red 356. The COA says its #6002 The door tag says #702. Its Ruby Red but what number do I go by and who has it. All the paint places I have found don't go back that far. Thanks
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Re: Touch up paint

#2 Post by Tom Keating » Thu May 05, 2022 9:47 pm

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Peter Silten
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Re: Touch up paint

#3 Post by Peter Silten » Thu May 05, 2022 11:43 pm

I suggest that you take your car to an automotive paint store and have them match your paint.

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Re: Touch up paint

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Fri May 06, 2022 12:45 am

2001 Audi Amulet Red is a very good match to proper Ruby Red. I painted my 62 with it and nobody has ever questioned it. It would be an inexpensive experiment and if you didn’t like it nail polish remover would clean it off easily.
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Re: Touch up paint

#5 Post by Chuck House » Fri May 06, 2022 2:04 pm

You really can't match paint good enough for touch up going by the numbers for various reasons, one of which is the tints are different than back in the day. Your car may have also been repainted at least once. The best thing to do is remove the hinge plate or torsion cover and take it down to the automotive paint store and have them match it.
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Re: Touch up paint

#6 Post by Terry Thomann » Sat May 07, 2022 9:12 pm

All good suggestions. Thanks. I'll look for an auto paint store. Thanks

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