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Old 09-29-2009, 07:58 PM
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Default Anyone ever notice the difference in dodge's "flame red" paint?

My truck and my dad's truck are both colored flame red...

On the door jambs, it even has the same paint code...

Thing is, his truck looks like it's darker, compared to mine...

I stole this picture from someone on the forum, it shows what I mean...

My red is like the Viper, his is the same color as the Ram...

 
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Huh, well i wouldnt be too suprised if there were changes from year to year
 
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Just the difference in the minerals used to make the color. Color that is produced here in Missouri like for the Rams, will look different than a color from say California or Arizona.

It's just one of those PITA things when you are trying to color match.
 
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well my truck, and my dads were both bought from the same exact dodge dealer...
 
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the viper uses the same paint code?
 
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Originally Posted by BadStratRT View Post
the viper uses the same paint code?

I think they are different. My truck and that viper in the pic above are both 04's. Im pretty sure they call it Viper red clearcoat and the other vehicles are flame red.
 
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well my truck, and my dads were both bought from the same exact dodge dealer...
Doesn't matter what dealer they came from. The Ram factory is in St. Louis, and the Viper plant is in Detroit, no?

I would bet you that's a big enough difference in land that that is what is causing the color difference. Factory usually isn't that noticeable, but when you try to get into replacement paints, it really shines. Try painting a white truck built in Missouri and then try blending the paint in Washington. The colors will not match.

(This is all assuming that the Viper and Ram share some of the same paint codes)
 
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I was just using that picture as a reference...

My truck is basically the same red as the viper, dads ram is the same as the ram in that picture...

Let me try and find a picture of them together...
 
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Crazy, I does look like your dads truck is darker.
 

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