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rarecarfan

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« on: November 20, 2017, 22:07:38 »
Am I correct in thinking that their were 2 variants of red used on the bodies? My car seems to have been re painted a very vibrant red over a more sedate "ruby red". Does anyone have the correct paint codes? I am leaning towards the darker red, that looks very similar a BL Damask red.
   All help appreciated. Cheers Tim

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 09:23:00 »
Reds listed by Phil Brown in the Feb 2012 ACtion are:
   
   AC4  Ruby Red  6192M
   AC7  Sunset Red  FG40
   AC8  Cherry Red  FG39

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 17:29:44 »
Taken from the 1981 AC Cars Ltd colour swatches:
   
   A.C.1   Guardsman Blue 4424 M
   A.C.2   Dark Blue      FG. 47
   A.C.3   Mist Silver    6182 M
   A.C.4   Ruby Red       6192 M
   A.C.5   Canary Yellow  FG. 38
   A.C.6   Light Green    5302 M
   A.C.7   Sunset Red     FG. 40
   A.C.8   Cherry Red     FG. 39
   A.C.9   Pure White     FG. 46
   A.C.10 Beige           DJ. 96
   A.C.11 Mushroom        6189 M
   A.C.12 Vineyard Green  E.J. 29
   A.C.13 Live Oak        6188 M
   A.C.14 Sand            6190 M
   A.C.15 Princess Blue   6191 M
   A.C.16 French Blue     8672
   
   I believe that the ‘M’ stands for metallic.
   Ruby Red is a dark metallic red similar in colour to BL Damask Red
   Cherry Red is a flat red similar to Ferrari Rosso Corsa
   Sunset Red is also a flat red colour, quite orange in appearance.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 17:52:16 »
Guys
   
   Many thanks for the update, at least I now have a colour to aim for......I think it must be the Ruby Red metallic. So I think I will use the BL Damask as a starting point for the mix! Cheers Tim

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