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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 1 month 2 days ago #136703

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Friends,

After a careful cleaning of the deck/gunnels on the 1961 Re4d Fish Offshore 1702, I've got to repaint all of the topsides.
The red gelcoat is so badly Sun-faded that I cannot tell what exact color that it originally was.
(The remainder of the hull's gelcoat, which is plain white, seems to be in excellent condition everywhere under the accumulated dirt/"crud" of 20+ years, since the boat was last used.)

Do any of you KNOW what the correct color of red that "Red Fish Flame Red" was when it left the factory?? - I've checked out the usual Worldwideweird search engines with ZERO luck.

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 1 month 8 hours ago #136741

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Do none of you KNOW what the correct color of red that "Red Fish Flame Red" was?? = I'd sooner not spend money for a new red topsides & then find out that it's the wrong color.

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 1 month 3 hours ago #136745

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Sorry, not I.
If you can get to an auto paint store go through their color books and see what you can match.

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 4 weeks 1 day ago #136749

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63 Sabre,

Fwiw, I checked with the SOLE major company in Bexar County that sells automotive paint to body/paint shops & they find NO reference to "Flame Red" as used by Red Fish.
I also talked to the shop manager at Alamo Colleges Collision Department (last Wednesday PM) about that subject & he stated that he knew of NO place that would have that "color sample" after over 50 years.
He also asked me why I was concerned about the CORRECT shade of red, inasmuch as nobody seems to KNOW & then said, "Why not pick out a shade of red that you like & go with that?? I suspect that nobody will ever know the difference."
(He may well be 100% correct about that.)

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 4 weeks 1 day ago #136750

That would definitely make things easier for you. Just choose a red you like and go for it.

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 4 weeks 1 day ago #136752

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Pawpaws Boat,

I guess that I don't have any other realistic choice., since nobody here seems to know.
(This forum has more real experts on antique & classic boats of any place that I know of.)

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 4 weeks 1 day ago #136757

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You're in San Antonio right??
I just purchased a flywheel key for my old '58 Johnson outboard from a business there. His business card says he does parts/service etc for all boats and motors OLD and new. Might be worth a shot. He might have info on where to get what you want.
Bennie Campbell's A-Plus Cash, 5103 Roosevelt, S.A. aplusboatparts.com

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CORRECT COLOR: 1961 FLAME RED?? 4 weeks 1 day ago #136758

Google auto paint charts from 1961 and search for a flame red.....
Here is a 1950's Chris Craft upholstery chart with Flame Red tolex sample. At least you can see how it looks against other shades of red of a little earlier period.
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63 Sabre,

THANKS for the advice.
I know the company well. - It's about 25 minutes, in decent traffic conditions, from me.

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tabbs creek,

THANK YOU for the suggestion. = 1961 CORVETTE FLAME RED looks quite nice on the laptop. - I'll ask at Sherwin-Williams auto paint department for a "color chip".

I'll try it.

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tabbs creek,

THANKS AGAIN.

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To All,

I finally (after considerable looking about) found an old employee (over 20 years service) of a Texas RED FISH dealer. = He said that 1961 FLAME RED by Red Fish is the SAME color as 1957 Ford THUNDERBIRD Flame Red.

THANKS to all who tried to help.

yours, satx

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