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1966 Tempest Convertible Dash Paint

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 5:05 pm
by bdubya74
Hi All - can anyone point me to the correct dash paint to use? I'm in process of getting a new instrument housing and would like to paint it red to match the rest of the dash, but I'm not sure what paint to get.

Any help is appreciated - thanks in advance.

-Brian

Re: 1966 Tempest Convertible Dash Paint

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 9:25 pm
by JayS.
I had Napa mix up interior paint several times over the years. I remember it was a lot thinner and flexible. It might be worth looking into, not every Napa can mix paint though, and I don’t know what Napa’s paint brand-Martin Seniour has anymore. When our local Napa quit mixing paint we started to use Dupont paint at O’Reilly auto parts. We had them do a color scan to match colors, I have never tried interior paint there.

I used O’Reilly’s spray can interior paint on a tan interior car. I end up using more than I expected because it did not match well. :?

Re: 1966 Tempest Convertible Dash Paint

Posted: August 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
by bdubya74
JayS. wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 9:25 pm
I had Napa mix up interior paint several times over the years. I remember it was a lot thinner and flexible. It might be worth looking into, not every Napa can mix paint though, and I don’t know what Napa’s paint brand-Martin Seniour has anymore. When our local Napa quit mixing paint we started to use Dupont paint at O’Reilly auto parts. We had them do a color scan to match colors, I have never tried interior paint there.

I used O’Reilly’s spray can interior paint on a tan interior car. I end up using more than I expected because it did not match well. :?
Thanks JayS, I did find this:
https://www.npdlink.com/product/interio ... red/119585

If this isn't a close match I'll try my local NAPA.

-Cheers

Re: 1966 Tempest Convertible Dash Paint

Posted: August 4th, 2020, 9:59 am
by JayS.
It you find a good match could you post your results? My T/A has firethorn red interior, which was listed as that same red.