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#2457442 - 02/25/18 04:10 PM Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel?
Silverbullet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/05
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Loc: North Carolina, USA
I scored a pretty nice satellite finish panel for $50. Has 1 crease about where the Road Runner decal needs to go. Otherwise it cleaned up nice. Anybody have a good match for the maroon stripes? Aerosol or otherwise. I was looking on TCP Global's site and they have some 1/4 and 1/2 pint maroon pinstriping paints. What would be close to the original?

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#2457452 - 02/25/18 04:29 PM Re: Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel? [Re: Silverbullet2]
A12 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 17941
Loc: N.E. OHIO, USA
Should read this thread to see that IMO it is a DARK maroon and not the reddish maroon some finish panel restorers use even when you give them a request to match the DARK maroon on FOUR ORIGINAL finish panels: http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbt...tml#Post2418173

The tail finish panel maroon is supposed to mimic the DARK tail lights and make it appear to be part of them.

Mike

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#2457459 - 02/25/18 04:41 PM Re: Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel? [Re: A12]
A12 Offline
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The person that restored my '68 RR's trunk finish panel painted it too RED and not DARK maroon like I asked him to do mad Waited way, way too long to finally get it back from him to not take it and have him correct the color. I know better now.


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#2457467 - 02/25/18 04:56 PM Re: Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel? [Re: Silverbullet2]
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There was a thread about this a few months ago, as A12 says. He's right on the intended effect, and the unmolested '68 Decor Group RRs I owned years ago were as stated.
There's a Krylon Maroon that's actually a match for the factory color.

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#2457484 - 02/25/18 05:22 PM Re: Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel? [Re: Silverbullet2]
Silverbullet2 Offline
mopar

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 562
Loc: North Carolina, USA
I looked at some originals and repros at Carlisle last year so know it's supposed to be a deep wine color. The car is maroon too, so red won't do!

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#2457931 - 02/26/18 01:30 PM Re: Maroon paint for 68 Road Runner finish panel? [Re: Silverbullet2]
Wagonman1967 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/15
Posts: 114
Loc: Oregon
Cant remember where I got it but I used a kit of 3M reflective vinyl. Just the right color and easy to apply. Got it from one of the vendors here.
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