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Offline WrecksNRestos

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1976 Trans Am underbody color?
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:14:07 AM »
Hey everyone, thank you for letting me join. We are restoring a 1976 Trans Am in Starlight black. The owner wants to keep it as factory as possible.
I am wondering if anyone has a good paint code that they used for the "Red Oxide" color on the bottom of the car and the inside of the floor pan?
Thanks Nick

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Re: 1976 Trans Am underbody color?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 03:27:48 AM »
These were mixed up at the factory and may have had some variation over different batches. Photos and lighting make them hard to compare. PPG DP74LF is close, just a touch more blue than typical orange primer.

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/892822/fullsize/005.jpg

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Re: 1976 Trans Am underbody color?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 04:30:02 PM »
I know they were a little different depending on where the car was built. I heard once PPG changed their formula to the LF version, it wasn't as good
of a match. Thank you for your response.