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    I'm going for powder coating my 19" wheels/rims A Ford Vermillion Red to compliment the Ford Maroon Briggs '30 Town Sedan body.

    Can anyone help me get the most accurate Ford Vermillion RAL code and/or company for powder coat? I'm a typical male red-green color blind guy (this is common); so you say, "if you're color-blind, why do you care?", I just want it to be right. I suppose I'm sensitive to criticism from those who know their colors. This, plus my Coker Excelsior radials, are not cheap, and I just want it to be right.

  • #2
    Ok, I looked it up myself. It is RAL-2002, and it is simply called Vermilion. The Ford Vermilion Red may be different, but I can't find anything on it specifically for powder coating. Thanks, Chuck! You're welcome! Chuck

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    • #3
      Hi Dust,

      Per your question: "Can anyone help me get the most accurate Ford Vermillion RAL code and/or company for powder coat?"

      One personal professional suggestion from thousands of past experiences for selecting "actual" paint samples.

      1. Call Tiger-Drylac and ask them to mail you a printed a "standard" RAL "Color Chart" specifically for the powder coating of automobile wheels; e. g. "exterior" application.

      2. From this RAL color chart, (with slightly inaccurate color representation), have a non-color blind person get in natural sun light to select at least (2) RAL colors that match Model A Vermillion.

      3. Order at least (2) "actual" RAL numbered powder coated 3" x 5" samples on steel and compare same in natural sunlight to match Model A Vermillion.

      4. They may not be as close as one would like, but in the "standard" RAL color spectrum, this "actual" sample will be as close as one can get to Model A Vermillion.

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      • #4
        Thanks Henry. I've heard of Tiger-Drylac and also of Prismatic Powders. On a basic RAL chart, I found just one item called Vermilion, and it was RAL 2002. Nothing called Model A Vermillion. I'll give them both a call.

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        • #5
          Hi Dust,

          1. From what I have heard from my local powder coater, when powder is purchased from different manufacturers, all of the RAL numbers are the same and when purchased from different manufacturers, all of the corresponding colors for each RAL number is identical.
          2. He ordered his powder to coat my five (5) 19" Model A wheels from a different company that he does business with all of the time for half the price of that offered by Tiger-Drylac. I did not get the name of the manufacturer that he used for obtaining his high gloss exterior grade UV resistant powder.
          3. FWIW, he sandblasted, primed, and powder coated all of my five (5) wheels for $400.00. He filled in the rust pits with powder and made them smooth.
          4. Always be careful with RAL "names" of colors. For example, RAL 2002 is a yellow color; however, the official RAL name is beige. RAL 2002 is no where close to a beige color.

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          • #6
            according to this RAL color chart RAL 2002 looks vermillion to me. I'm not sure if you will find something any closer.
            Maybe you can obtain & place a chip of RAL2002 next to the official ford paint and finish guide paint chip to see how close it is

            http://www.ralcolor.com
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


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            • #7
              RAL 2002 is what I use all them time, close enough for my customers.
              Mike
              Michael
              1928 speedster
              1929 closed cab p/u
              1930 standard roadster
              1931 deluxe tudor sedan
              1967 ss/rs conv.camaro

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              • #8
                By the way as a side note, some controversy on how to maintain powder coat. One coater suggested using very mild/ diluted soap and water only. We use just wet rags and so far no wax. Some polishes contain silicons, other older ones contain oil based compounds suggested for lacquers, etc.which help renew the finish.
                Any thoughts or experiences ?

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                • #9
                  Lots of great input. I'm new to powder coating. I agree, RAL-2002 is the closest to Vermilion I can find and I'm going with it.
                  My man in New Mexico has done me good so far, and he is wanting 420 to sandblast, examine for cracks and problems, (up to me to fix 'em and true-up the wheels before he sand blasts them again and powder coats them). Between that and the cost of Excelsior Stahl 550R19's and tubes, it better be worth it all. I want a safe ride and a good looking ride.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DustDevil View Post
                    I'm going for powder coating my 19" wheels/rims A Ford Vermillion Red to compliment the Ford Maroon Briggs '30 Town Sedan body.

                    Can anyone help me get the most accurate Ford Vermillion RAL code and/or company for powder coat? I'm a typical male red-green color blind guy (this is common); so you say, "if you're color-blind, why do you care?", I just want it to be right. I suppose I'm sensitive to criticism from those who know their colors. This, plus my Coker Excelsior radials, are not cheap, and I just want it to be right.
                    What is the cost of the power from a dealer in the RAL colors and www.modelawheelcolors.com?

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                    • #11
                      Been super busy. Mike, here is the company I used, and my blaster man said probably about $50 for all five wheels. This looks like $12.21/lb so it looks like about a pound per wheel. https://www.prismaticpowders.com/col...-2002/RAL2002/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DustDevil View Post
                        I'm going for powder coating my 19" wheels/rims A Ford Vermillion Red to compliment the Ford Maroon Briggs '30 Town Sedan body.

                        Can anyone help me get the most accurate Ford Vermillion RAL code and/or company for powder coat? I'm a typical male red-green color blind guy (this is common); so you say, "if you're color-blind, why do you care?", I just want it to be right. I suppose I'm sensitive to criticism from those who know their colors. This, plus my Coker Excelsior radials, are not cheap, and I just want it to be right.
                        You can find good powder coating companies here.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mike V. Florida View Post

                          What is the cost of the power from a dealer in the RAL colors and www.modelawheelcolors.com?
                          If the color is correct from wheel colors and the color is close with RAL colors, can you really compare the price?

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