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1974 Duster

What color is the red for the Hawaiian Tropic Monte Carlo

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I have the Salvino’s Hawaiian Tropic Monte Carlo and I would like to know what red I could use for it

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The real car was painted with Ford candy apple red. It is NOT a candy paint, it is just called candy apple red and is a plain, non metallic, none candy Ford color used in the 60's. A good close match would be Tamiya Italian red over Tamiya grey primer. The For4d color is still a little darker but the Tamiya Italian red over grey is close. NOT Testor's Italian red, it is not even close.

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I used Rustoleum Colonial Red.

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just looked at a ref picture of the real car and it looks like Steve nailed it perfectly. Kind of a darker red then usual.

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Yep, a darker than normal red. That is also what Ford candy apple red looks like. You would get about the same result with a number of paints. Pretty car for it's simplicity.

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Thanks for the tip

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