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  • Newbie Colour request

    Hi all,
    I'm new to powdercoating, and this forum. I've got a DIY powdercoating kit for coating small parts.
    Currently I'm trying to find a colour. It's the Red that is used on Maserati or Ferrari valve covers. It's the same as the red on the Acura Type-R valve cover too.
    Here's a pic of what I'm looking for:

    http://www.aj-racing.com/Products/JD.../DSCN0746a.jpg

    I'm rebuilding my Alfa Romeo engine, and would like to put this colour on the valve covers. I bought 2 lbs of wrinkle red off ebay, but it's not quite the right colour. It seems too shiny, and not red enough. I don't think it's the right texture, and it's a little bit too rust coloured. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,
    -Ryan Eyres[/img]

  • #2
    Nobody knows what colour this is?
    -Ryan Eyres

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    • #3
      Hey Ryan! You need to give your message a little more time for response. Half a day isn't much on a forum. It can take several days if only a few people know the answer to your question.

      Often times it's not possible to perfectly match powder to a paint color. You should be able to find something close, but if you find the exact right color consider yourself lucky. It's easier to pick a powder color and adjust paint to match it. There are literally hundreds of shades of red out there. You can request a special color from Caswell. They look through various powder sources to see if your color is available. Do you have a color name? That might help them track it down if it is available. Hope this helps.

      Hemi-T

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      • #4
        nice Red

        thats a nice red fella, Im very interested in that color aswell.
        I`ll start looking

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        • #5
          The closest we can find is the Robin Red Wrinkle that we already stock. See http://www.caswellplating.com/powder...r_colors2.html
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          Mike Caswell
          Caswell Inc
          http://www.caswellplating.com
          Need Support? Visit our online support section at http://support.caswellplating.com

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          • #6
            Is that Robin Red Wrinkle a flat colour?
            Thank you,
            -Ryan Eyres

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            • #7
              Yes.

              Specific gravity:
              1.33

              Recommended film thickness:
              2.5 - 4.0 mils

              Gloss (60? ASTM D523):
              1-3 unit(s)

              Recommended cure schedule:
              10 min(s) @ 375?F
              --
              Mike Caswell
              Caswell Inc
              http://www.caswellplating.com
              Need Support? Visit our online support section at http://support.caswellplating.com

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              • #8
                I'm not really sure what 1-3 units gloss is, but is it going to look like the pic? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm a newbie at this and I've already bought 2 lbs of powder that I'm not gonna use cause it's not quite right.
                Thanks in advance,
                -Ryan Eyres

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                • #9
                  1-3 units is a very matte color (meaning that it only reflects 1-3 units of light when tested with a light meter). A color with a gloss rating of 80+ is a high gloss color.

                  We can't guarantee that it will look like the color in your picture, but the color chip on our web site is accurate.

                  Try a pound and see.
                  --
                  Mike Caswell
                  Caswell Inc
                  http://www.caswellplating.com
                  Need Support? Visit our online support section at http://support.caswellplating.com

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                  • #10
                    If you try the red robin and its the right shade but not as glossy as you would like, you can add a coat of clear. Try a low gloss clear first and if it still isn't glossy enough, try the higher gloss clears. Sometimes I end up buying powder from several places before finding one that is a match. Trial and error.

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