CF paint color

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Mon Jan 22 16:31:49 EST 2018

Any AutoBody supply worth its salt could color match the Floquil Color! I did this for our club when we needed to paint a large group of equipment. I had a quart of each of the 3 colors and it was a whole lot cheaper then Floquil even if we could have bought that much! Facts be known most models are painted using commercial guns and masks. I was amazed at an open house at Stewarts. I watched a fellow paint a loco in warbonnet colors. The masks were metal and snapped into place. He then used a gun just like I use to paint cars to lay the color on! 
Ray Russell Sr.
In a message dated 1/11/2018 6:39:26 AM Eastern Standard Time, nw-modeling-list at writes:

I would suggest that you forget about model paints, and look for something that real stuff is painted with. I painted my mail box flag with Floquil red and it faded out completely in a couple of months. UV rays are not forgiving.  My father used to refer to the caboose red as "fire engine red." I doubt any paint companies use that term, but it was a bright red.
Jim Nichols

 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:01 PM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

I know this opens a HUGE can of worms, but need some help. 
A friend is building some CF class cabooses in 1:32 scale (3/8 in/ft) to go with the Fine Art Models Class A locomotives and various models of the J, both electric and live steam. 
I can provide him with Floquil SIGNAL RED, and we have looked at ScaleCoat SANTA FE CABOOSE RED. 
I am looking for suggestions of Scalecoat colors that are more appropriate.   Please consider that these will be operating OUTSIDE in sunlight, not inside under incandescent, fluorescent, or LED  lighting.  
Thanks in advance. 
Jim Stapleton
Purcellville VA

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