Selecting a "Red" color to match Ford Rangoon Red

Posted: January 1, 2011 By: dclemans

Home Forums Ask Eastwood Selecting a "Red" color to match Ford Rangoon Red

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    I’m thinking about using Eastwwood single stage paint for my Street Cobra Roadster project. I’m wanting to match the old Ford Rangoon Red reasonably close. It was a non-metallic red with a very slight orangish cast. From your color charts I’m thinking your Reptile Red may be the closest to this (reptile – Cobra Maybe it’s more than a coincidence).

    Is there any way to get larger color chips or a cross reference your paint to another paint code? From my research the orginal code for Rangoon Red was A-1440-R and the PPG formula is supposedly 72143.

    I understand there will always be variations and current paint products won’t match exactly the old lacquer and enamel paint formulas.



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