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Old Town Canoe Bright Red Paint. Color Chip Reference

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by michaeljmccarthy, May 25, 2011.

  1. michaeljmccarthy

    michaeljmccarthy Flyfisherman

    I am refurbishing an Old Town canoe and would like to know what the color chip number is for Old Town BRIGHT RED PAINT. Does anyone know the Federal Standard color number for this paint color used by Old Town?

    Thank you!

    Michael McCarthy
     
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    You might find the following threads of interest:

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?6887-Old-Town-Paint-Chart-for-1930

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?7345-Old-Town-color-chart-circa-1920

    Matching original colors exactly is problematic, unless your canoe has the original canvas and you can find a bit of the original paint that has been covered (by a gunwale, for example) since it was applied, and therefore hasn't faded (much). Mostly, people just try to make a good guess, or don't even try, just painting the canoe a color they like, figuring the color can always be changed again in the future.
     

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