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8/22/10 10:32pm - Original Message: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
rlu1968
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I am painting my 1968 corvette. Having a hard time with what paint color I want. 
 The original color being Rally Red. 
How does this compare with the 1993 to 2004 Torch Red. Looks similar.
Does anyone in Corvette land have either color and their opinion.. 
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8/23/10 12:50pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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Paint color is purely a matter of personal taste, so you should choose the one you like best.  If it were my '68, and it was pretty original, I would probably stick with the correct color.

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8/23/10 1:18pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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I think the later "Torch Red" color is a little brighter, and the "Rally Red" is a darker red. Not much, but if you have two cars with the colors next to each other, it is quite obvious.
The '84 "Bright Red" is a darker shade than the '85 "Bright Red", too..same name, but the colors are definitely different.
I agree wid Larry...if you're trying to keep it looking original, go with the original color. If you're not ever going the "Judging" route, then go with what looks good to you....it's YOUR car.


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8/23/10 8:50pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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I agree with Larry. Paint is a largely personal choice. I personally would stick with an original color if the car was mostly original, but again a peronal choice. Pick what you like.
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8/23/10 9:40pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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Torch Red.
But that's just me.
Like Henry Ford said, any color you want, as long as it's red.


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8/23/10 9:50pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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I have to agree with the others - if you're keeping the car fairly original go with the Rally Red.  If not, take a peek at a C6 done in Crystal Red.  TDF...!!!

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8/23/10 9:50pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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Wasn't that BLACK?????
 
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8/23/10 9:50pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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Henry said that??  He must not have talked to Zora!!
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8/23/10 10:06pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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Actually Torch Red was a little lighter red than the Rally Red.  I thought about the 2003 Anniversary Red but it was too maroon,  Crystal red is a three part paint, more expensive and really nice. But  for a 1968 Convt. it would be just too  much. Like you said it is up to the owner. I just wanted some opinions, and thanks very much. Wife said red is red.

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8/24/10 1:16pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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I choose  Torch Red after having my painter put 10 different reds on poster boards, set them up in my living room, and for about 2 weeks instead of watching TV my wife and I stared at reds. LOL     I love the way it turned out. Choosing color is the fun part. Like the guy's said, if your not concerned about original, have some fun with it. 

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8/24/10 9:16pm - Reply: 'Rally Red vrs. Torch Red'
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I did a similar thing. But with Torch red, Rally Red,  Bright Red,  I was surprised that  Torch Red was lighter than Rally Red and Bright Red was a little darker than Rally Red. The 2003 Anniversary was way out of line and too much maroon. Thought I would have help from the wife, but she thinks red is just red. No matter what red it is.
It has been fun.

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