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That came out perfect. Is that Claret Mist Metallic?

 

I used that color in DuPont lacquer in 1980 when I painted my '64. Then in 1990 I repainted the hood with DuPont Centari Madera Maroon single stage and got a nice match. My car never had the ruby luster yours has. I used a red oxide primer and always attributed that to the, sort of, brown cast to the car. I see you painted over a gray primer. I figured that made the difference, slight but the painter sees it every time.

 

Right now I have House of Color Black Cherry Pearl base coat picked out. I'd switch to whatever you used in a minute. That would be sincere flattery.

Bernie

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Bernie - the color is a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee color -Velvet Red - which I really liked when I first saw it a couple of years ago . The original Burgundy for 1965 just didn't have the "pop" I wanted . The primer was actually changed to red when I got it to Hardy's shop in Texas and I believe it was the right choice .

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2 hours ago, kreed said:

The original Burgundy for 1965 just didn't have the "pop" I wanted .

 

I think you are right. I had previously had a brown '68 Riviera changed to a '64 Mercury Heritage Burgundy and remember being much more happy with the color. My '64 8 coats of lacquer over the red oxide primer

 

Thank you for the color. I got the PPG code and it is at the top of my list.

Bernie

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Carl Blackard, ROA tech advisor, won Best of Show with his Claret Mist '64 a few years back.  When I asked him about it, he told me what 'effects' he added to the original color to give some "pop" the the original Claret.  If you're interested, his contact information is in the Riview along with the other Tech Advisors.

 

My 64 is about ready for ready for paint and I've grown really fond of the Lexus Claret Mica. Its closer to the original 64 Claret but much more brilliant.  Then I'll have to see if Calvin Clark can make some upholstery for me in the Lexus Casmere Beige color.  

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I thought I would post this here instead of starting a new thread ...

 

We held our 14th Rivieras at the Park in Archdale, NC today and had a pretty good turn-out.

 

I thought I would post pics of a few of mine, one of the Aqua Zephyr, thanks for coming Mike, and a group shot of the nine Rivs in attendance.

 

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Electric cars? We don't need no stinkin' Electric cars! 

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At today's Riviera's in the Park picnic, Archdale, NC 

Thanks @Rivmanand your gracious wife for another great day!

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My new to me 1968 Riviera. All original! Need to work on a/c and heat, tidy the engine bay up a bit. Washington Illinois 

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5 hours ago, 68KERR said:

My new to me 1968 Riviera. All original! Need to work on a/c and heat, tidy the engine bay up a bit. Washington Illinois 

 

 

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10 hours ago, 68KERR said:

My new to me 1968 Riviera.

You don't see many in red. It that the original color?

If you haven't already done so, please consider joining the Riviera Owners Association. www.rivowners.org 

Next year's annual meet will be in Kalamazoo, MI, not too far from you. 

Looking forward to seeing more of your car. 

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1 hour ago, NC1968Riviera said:

You don't see many in red. It that the original color?

If you haven't already done so, please consider joining the Riviera Owners Association. www.rivowners.org 

Next year's annual meet will be in Kalamazoo, MI, not too far from you. 

Looking forward to seeing more of your car. 

I have no reason to believe it’s not original... does the Vin tell you?

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1 hour ago, 68KERR said:

I have no reason to believe it’s not original... does the Vin tell you?

No, but the data plate on the firewall will. The ROA website has all the information you need. 

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20 hours ago, 68KERR said:

My new to me 1968 Riviera. All original! Need to work on a/c and heat, tidy the engine bay up a bit. Washington Illinois 

 

Congrats

Your car appears to be in outstanding condition. Would like to know its history.

Gorgeous wheel covers. They are getting extremely rare in top condition. Don't let them go.

 

 

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1 hour ago, PWB said:

 

Congrats

Your car appears to be in outstanding condition. Would like to know its history.

Gorgeous wheel covers. They are getting extremely rare in top condition. Don't let them go.

 

 

Thanks! I looked up the plate and it is original scarlet red colour. Here’s the engine bay I was talking about being a little rough. My 11 year old said his fave parts about the car were the wheels trim and the no air bags in front so he can ride up there!

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Nice car; love the color and covers, as does most everyone  else.   Looks like you don't have a lot of cleaning to do before starting on the engine compartment detailing.  Keep us posted.

 

Ed

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Nice car -- but you have to lose that American Motors windshield washer bag when you rehab the engine bay!  I wonder what the heck it's doing there, as the original bottle is also present...  :huh:

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😂 I thought that old bag must’ve been the original?!! I guess the plastic original canister leaks... never seen a bag like that before. 

 

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oldbuickparts.com  dba CARS, has reproduction bottles.  

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Hi all,

 

Just Joined R.O.A and thought i would introduce myself, lol or my car that is. Just purchased my first Riviera. Its a little rough but i am super stoked on it. I am the second owner, it is a 65, it has 110k miles on it and has spent the last 35 years in a garage unmoved. Anyway been going through the website and forums and i am really impressed with the amount of resources available through your community. Look forward to learning a lot!

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I been gearing up the 66 Super Wildcat and just got claws for the paws with these Redlines and Turbine BLADED wheels.

 

Watch-out! Don't get to close!!!!

 

Opinions are welcome (good or bad).

 

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2 hours ago, Chimera said:

I been gearing up the 66 Super Wildcat and just got claws for the paws with these Redlines and Turbine BLADED wheels.

 

Watch-out! Don't get to close!!!!

 

Opinions are welcome (good or bad).

 

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Here is my 65 I picked up last month. Wanted a 65 forever..😎

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