Your opinion in the HOTTEST color Red.

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  1. johnt785

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    I wanna get everyones opinion. What is the hottest color of Red paint you have seen on a car. I'm looking into painting my in about a month and I'm looking for a nice, hot, bright, eye-catching red paint for my stang. Please post what you think is a "hot red". Pictures too if possible. Thanks.
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    either performance red (on the 2000 mustangs - maybe others as well)
    fire-engine red (duh on fire engines lol)
    absolutely red (on lexus i think)


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  3. 5.0Droptop

    5.0Droptop ...all those nights we shared, and you're a dude??

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    Well everyone tells me its mine. I agree but I am partial. LOL
    Mine is GM Torch Red
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    I try to gets pics of it in the SUN but it makes the camera wash out cause its so bright

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    Is the GM Torch Red the same color as the new Camaro and Corvette's red?
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    5.0Droptop ...all those nights we shared, and you're a dude??

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    Well we painted it 3 yrs ago and at that time it was the vettes color. We put 2 coats of white under it to make it realy bright. :D
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    I was always a fan of 'vibrant red' that was a factory color for the foxes.
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    yep same here that was the factory color on my stang and when i have it repainted im using the same color again.
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    5.0 Droptop, How much did your paintjob cost you? Trying to get an estimate for next month.
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    Also, which would you say is a brighter red? Ford's "Vibrant Red" or "GM's Torch Red"?
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    Well the red paint is dupont its almost 300 a gallon. The clear was dupont I think it was 160.00. The white was a cheap base coat paint. In materials we had about 600.oo My buddy is a painter he painted it for cheap for me. But if you had it done expect to pay 2000.00 or more for a reputable place to do it. and i think thats on the cheap side.
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    Vibrant red looks Orange to me. Torch Red is RED
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    yup, shawns car is BRIGHT red, and turns a lot of heads, if that is what your after. (although i really dont think its the paint that turns the heads, its the car) :nice:
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    5.0Droptop ...all those nights we shared, and you're a dude??

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    Well the color made a huge differnce in the head turning catagory. :hail2:
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    Wow, 2000 bucks. I keep looking at your pictures and 2000 seems worth it. Thats a beautiful color! So having a shop do it for me, like the whole jest sanding/ priming/ and the painting I'm looking about $2000 cheapest? What if i were to do the sanding and priming myself and have the shop do the painting? Sorry, I'm a noobie when it comes to painting.
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    I wouldnt prep it your self. The prep work is the most crucial part. Lowsey prep means the paint will look lowsy too. I guess my best advice is Go to a good body shop for estimates and see.
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    not in the shade. Hows it look in the sun? Maybe I have the colors mixed up. There was a post on this subject in the talk section before and a guy posted a car and said it was vibrant red but in the sun it looked very orange.
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    No bmo37 i don't think that your car looks orange. Its a nice red, just not a HOT red. In fact, thats almost exactly what my car looks like now besides i got chrome ponys.
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    Yeah, I know what you mean, but I think it looks kind of cool. bmo37 do you have any pictures of your car in direct sunlight? Those pics don't do the paint much justice in the shade.

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