What are the stock colors of a 1971 maverick grabber

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  1. Mavit

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    I thought My car was Calypso corral but I was told that color was not a 1971 color ! what was the stock Red called !
     
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    What's the paint code on the data sticker?
     
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    I'm gonna take a guess and say Code: "3" Bright Red??
     
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    You are correct it is Code 3 !
     
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    Most of the colors on these 40+year old samples are really off the mark of the original color.
     
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    guess mine was dark green irid was a dark green /metallic
     
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    My car is Bright Red - Code 3. It definitely has a lot of Orange in it (I watched it being mixed) but not Orange like Calypso Coral.
     
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    Yes your car is the same color as mine, I was misinformed on the color when I bought my car from the dealer, this is the first time I had a chance to compare the Body Code to a chart!
     
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    Did your paint vendor match the factory "bright red" color? Is there a certain spec that they can match or do they match a sample?
     
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    My car is painted factory Bright Red. Body shop use the formula out of his book and made a two-stage paint out of it.

    Here is what it looked like before restoration:

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    After

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    The paint shop said he could match the color by taking a sample from the in side of the trunk! he never gave a color!
    He said codes are hard to match because the paints are not the same any more!




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    Are you painting the entire car?? Or is he making Touch-up paint? If you are painting the entire car then just have him use the color mix supplied by his chosen paint supplier Converting a single stage mix to a 2-stage mix may not create a 100% perfect original color .. but it should be close enough. I assume you are going to do base coat / clear coat.
     

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