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#1 User is offline   Hawkesman 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

Anyone know what it is for Gibson Cardinal Red? Need it for a '60s SG restoration.

Thanks guys.
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer
Gibson SG Special
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Ibanez Destroyer II DT50 (1981 - owned from new)
Aria Pro II XRB Bass

Amps:
Marshall JCM 800 2204 (1982 - owned from new)
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50
H|H VS Musician
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#2 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:23 PM

If you want cardinal red, then its cardinal red :)

https://www.gear4mus...AiABEgJUsfD_BwE

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#3 User is offline   Hawkesman 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:28 PM

Sorry Rabs, I don't understand. I need an exact match, or the nearest I can get. That's why I'm after the code, as I'm assuming it'll relate to an automotive paint.
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer
Gibson SG Special
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez Destroyer II DT50 (1981 - owned from new)
Aria Pro II XRB Bass

Amps:
Marshall JCM 800 2204 (1982 - owned from new)
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50
H|H VS Musician
H|H VS Bassamp

Cabs:
Marshall '74 2045
Marshall '75 1982A
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#4 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

View PostHawkesman, on 30 November 2018 - 03:28 PM, said:

Sorry Rabs, I don't understand. I need an exact match, or the nearest I can get. That's why I'm after the code, as I'm assuming it'll relate to an automotive paint.

Oh right sorry I didn't get the paint code thing.. I thought you were after what Gibson may call cardinal red cos they have all sorts of stupid names for the colours they use... I don't know anything about any official codes. I would have thought though if you take an example of the colour you want they would be able to match it without a code? As I say, I know nothing about it, that was just a guess.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

View PostRabs, on 30 November 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

Oh right sorry I didn't get the paint code thing.. I thought you were after what Gibson may call cardinal red cos they have all sorts of stupid names for the colours they use... I don't know anything about any official codes. I would have thought though if you take an example of the colour you want they would be able to match it without a code? As I say, I know nothing about it, that was just a guess.


No worries! Yeah - lots of people have daft names for the colours they use. My last Jag was in 'Pacific Blue', yet it was so dark it was almost Navy Blue! Anyhow, I might try Gibson, see if they can help (yeah, right!).
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer
Gibson SG Special
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez Destroyer II DT50 (1981 - owned from new)
Aria Pro II XRB Bass

Amps:
Marshall JCM 800 2204 (1982 - owned from new)
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50
H|H VS Musician
H|H VS Bassamp

Cabs:
Marshall '74 2045
Marshall '75 1982A
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:47 PM

Did Gibson Get there colors from Automotive colors of the original time period? Like what Fender Guitars did? My guess is, its possible.. I would find some 1964 ,1965 Color Chips for cars.. and start there..

Better yet... Go to a Autobody Supply shop that sells Dupont Paint.. they have really good cameras.. and could probably get you the color in a 5 minute wait.. and the match would be within I bet 0.6 percent bang on.. they could also tell you the year make of car it was for.

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#7 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:56 AM

If you have a picture where the color is accurate (what you want), just take that to a paint store and match it to their color samples, the codes are on the samples and there you go.
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#8 User is offline   brc 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:26 PM

The Gibson cardinal red paint code for the late 1950s through the early 1963 should be PPG 70961
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#9 User is offline   Hawkesman 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions chaps. Appreciated.
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer
Gibson SG Special
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez Destroyer II DT50 (1981 - owned from new)
Aria Pro II XRB Bass

Amps:
Marshall JCM 800 2204 (1982 - owned from new)
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50
H|H VS Musician
H|H VS Bassamp

Cabs:
Marshall '74 2045
Marshall '75 1982A
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