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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
2010 Challenger paint
Posted by smhardesty on Sunday, January 01, 2017 2:29 PM

My first build is going to be an AMT 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T “Showroom Replica”. I had seen one a short while ago and was certain I knew what color it was. I distinctly recall a dark red color, but according to several different websites the only red colors that car came in were “Torred” and “Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat”. I have done several image searches for the car in the Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat color and it almost looks like 2 or 3 different colors looking at all the photos. I guess the different shades or tones are caused by the pearlcoat.

So my question is, what rattle can paint would be the closest to Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat? I bought a can of Testors Mythical Maroon lacquer spray paint, but looking at it now makes me think I have the wrong color picked. Anybody know of a rattle can of lacquer that might be closer to the actual color?

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica;  '67 Plymouth GTX

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 01, 2017 3:02 PM

Your local auto parts store will carry Duplicolor "Perfect Match" paint in a spray can.

I'd be willing to bet that they would have at least a half dozen reds & quite possibly the exact color you're looking for.

Duplicolor lacquers produce a better result than Testors anyway as long as you prep properly.

Duplicolor is a much hotter paint than Testors, & it will craze the plastic if you don't get a good primer base.

If you decide to go the Duplicolor route, pick up a couple of cans of primer while you're there.

I keep a can of Duplicolor red, white & grey sandable primer, as well as a can of Duplicolor primer sealer on hand all of the time.

 

Steve

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:30 PM

Hey, Steve. OK. I'm convinced enough to give the Duplicolor a go. I’ll be popping in my local O'Reilly’s to pick up primer, primer sealer, and whatever I end up matching to Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat. Given that Duplicolor gives better results and is also available in most colors I’d want to duplicate from a 1:1 car, I can see where it would be worth while to learn to use it. After all, a better looking finished build is what it’s all about.

 

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica;  '67 Plymouth GTX

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Posted by 6bblbird on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:18 PM

Tamiya Metallic Red (TS 18) worked out well for me.

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:03 PM

6bblbird

Tamiya Metallic Red (TS 18) worked out well for me.

 

That sure does look right. Really close. I ended up ordering Tamiya's TS85 Bright Red Mica. I don't know if it's a trick of light, or if there were slightly different shades of red applied to the Challengers, or what. I saw a Challenger that was most definitely a darker shade of red. It’s been a while, but I saw that car more than once and I know it was a darker red. I did an image search for “2010 Challenger Inferno Red Crystal Pearl”. The results show Challengers in varying shades of red. Could be just the effect caused by the Pearl I guess. Hopefully my TS85 won’t be too far off.

 

 

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica;  '67 Plymouth GTX

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    May, 2008
Posted by 6bblbird on Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:45 PM

Same car, different lighting, different cameras.

I always tell people not to sweat it, if the car looks "off" a shade.

WF

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Friday, January 13, 2017 12:56 PM

6bblbird,

BINGO! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! And in the returns I got from my ‘Net search, there were even more shades. I saw the 1:1 car I based my decision on in the same basic area of town on the main thoroughfare. I saw it only occasionally when I happened to be in that town for some reason. So yes, I guess I would have seen it in the same basic light and with the same basic backdrop. Maybe that’s why I recall it being a darker shade. I know different paints can reflect light differently, but it seems this Inferno Crystal Red Pearl paint really changes depending on light and location. Thanks for posting those photos. I’ll be sure and post photos once I get the car done.

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica;  '67 Plymouth GTX

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