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Offline Ronno6

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Paint Curiosity
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »
 My recently purchased 1984 C10 is presenting me with a number of curiosities.
Paint color is a biggie.
The front had been repainted in what has faded to an orange color.
Removing that layer and blend areas on the doors revealed what I think is a color called "red orange."
The interior matches that color, even the floors and the inside of the glove box door w/plastic inner liner removed.
The finish beneath that faded paint appears to be factory.
However............
A large portion of the roof is factory "bright red," as are many areas where I rubbed too much with the lacquer thinner.
That layer of red appears to be there just about everywhere in the exterior, beneath the red orange.
Not so on the firewall, which is red orange with much black coating sprayed around in the usual places.
Could this have been resprayed at the factory for some reason?
If the exterior was brite red, could the interior be red-orange? The firewall?


I do not have an RPO sticker. I have not been able to find paint codes anywhere.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
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