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I have begun getting ready to paint my project (3012H) the final coat with a air gun. I had this paint mixed at an auto paint supplier about 1 1/2 years ago based on data collected from this site. It is to match the older Simplicity FDT's Red-Orange color. The results as compared to the hood with original paint off the same Broadmoor. I did not sand and prep the frame I just cleaned it along with the hood, remember this was just to compare paint match. Also the front part of the frame around the switch was not painted either for more comparison. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar//SimpClubPics/20070702_00008.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar//SimpClubPics/20070702_00013.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar//SimpClubPics/20070702_00010.jpg[/IMG] The paint: Dupont Centari acrylic enamel, single stage. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/20070702_00016.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/kismar/20070702_00015.jpg[/IMG] I must admit I think it is a good match and a paint code that any paint store should be able to mix in anything. The closest I've found in a rattle can is the chevy engine orange/red. I just think it fades to fast.

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I like it and I quess that is what matters most for "my project". I ,being a novice, had no problems adjusting the gun to get a great spray pattern with good coverage. I have another little can of something else (prophet formula from carquest) I had mixed to try but at this point I don't care if it matches or not, this does. I also have three yellows now to try also for B10 and Big Ten. So those results will be coming in the future.

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Looks good, and it has enough red in it too. I think vermillion red is supposed to be the closest match. I like using the DE1607 chevy orange spraybombs for little parts so I just had the spraybomb computer matched for PPG Omni, that way I can use cans for smaller parts and they will match the big parts I use the Omni on. Color looks very close to the original 700/725 paint and was easy to spray.

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