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runninpony 
Hi All, it's about time to have my car painted soon. My 71 Convertible was originally Maroon Metallic (Code B). But when I google that color it shows up as Ford paint code #3562 and Ditzler paint code #2295 and both these colors look brown. That's not what I have in mind LOL. I have a sheet that shows all the colors for 1971 but none of them look like Maroon Metallic...I think it's also called Maroon Poly?! Can someone please shed some light on this? Thanks in advance!

I've added a picture which I think is Maroon Metallic, so please no offense to the owner of this car!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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runninpony 
[Image: IMG-1390.jpg]

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Terry, There was no picture in your post. This is what I found for your car's color. I would not judge the color by what you see online, those images never are a good representation of color, especially metallic paint.

[Image: 5-26-2019-9-31-09-AM.png]
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Any time you see a paint listed as "poly", that's a metallic.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedis...71&rows=50

If you want to see what the color looks like in person, visit a local auto paint store than can do a rattle can touch up spray bomb for you. Spray it out on some primed & wet sanded steel and you'll get the best representation.


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runninpony 
(05-26-2019, 08:35 AM)rackerm Wrote: Terry, There was no picture in your post. This is what  I found for your car's color. I would not judge the color by what you see online, those images never are a good representation of color, especially metallic paint.

[Image: 5-26-2019-9-31-09-AM.png]

Rich, thanks for posting! This seems to look very dull and not dark enough?!

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runninpony 
(05-26-2019, 01:16 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: Any time you see a paint listed as "poly", that's a metallic.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedis...71&rows=50

If you want to see what the color looks like in person, visit a local auto paint store than can do a rattle can touch up spray bomb for you. Spray it out on some primed & wet sanded steel and you'll get the best representation.

Hemikiller, thanks for posting! That's the site I got the cross references from other paint manufacturers. I have no idea what the right shade of said Maroon is but I'll take your advice and have a rattle can mixed up!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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(05-27-2019, 04:19 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote:
(05-26-2019, 08:35 AM)rackerm Wrote: Terry, There was no picture in your post. This is what  I found for your car's color. I would not judge the color by what you see online, those images never are a good representation of color, especially metallic paint.

[Image: 5-26-2019-9-31-09-AM.png]

Rich, thanks for posting! This seems to look very dull and not dark enough?!
If I recall the car was a concours car auctioned off at Mecum. I would think I it would be accurate but then again I'm not that familiar with the color.
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(05-27-2019, 04:49 PM)rackerm Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 04:19 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote:
(05-26-2019, 08:35 AM)rackerm Wrote: Terry, There was no picture in your post. This is what  I found for your car's color. I would not judge the color by what you see online, those images never are a good representation of color, especially metallic paint.

[Image: 5-26-2019-9-31-09-AM.png]

Rich, thanks for posting! This seems to look very dull and not dark enough?!
If I recall the car was a concours car auctioned off at Mecum. I would think I it would be accurate but then again I'm not that familiar with the color.

Not quite concour's, it was auctioned off again at BJ Phoenix this past January. This pic does make the paint look a little duller then what it really is. It has a darker maroon shine to it in real life. I like it...
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(05-27-2019, 04:54 PM)7173Vert Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 04:49 PM)rackerm Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 04:19 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Rich, thanks for posting! This seems to look very dull and not dark enough?!
If I recall the car was a concours car auctioned off at Mecum. I would think I it would be accurate but then again I'm not that familiar with the color.

Not quite concour's, it was auctioned off again at BJ Phoenix this past January. This pic does make the paint look a little duller then what it really is. It has a darker maroon shine to it in real life. I like it...
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(05-27-2019, 04:58 PM)rackerm Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 04:54 PM)7173Vert Wrote:
(05-27-2019, 04:49 PM)rackerm Wrote: If I recall the car was a concours car auctioned off at Mecum. I would think I it would be accurate but then again I'm not that familiar with the color.

Not quite concour's, it was auctioned off again at BJ Phoenix this past January. This pic does make the paint look a little duller then what it really is. It has a darker maroon shine to it in real life. I like it...
A few more pic for what it's worth.

[Image: 1969-mustang-mach1.jpg]

[Image: 14881167-1971-ford-mustang-std.jpg]

[Image: pa0817-294885-2.jpg]
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