Jun 7, 2006, 12:18 AM - Boxcar reds!?!
What Boxcar red is the correct one?
F414281 or F110074?
Jun 7, 2006, 12:25 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
I have no idea, PM Rogue Studios, he probably knows.
Jun 7, 2006, 1:24 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
The second one. I believe the first is acrylic, and it says the second one is enamel.
The enamel is more of a brighter red, which is accurate, and the acrylic is like a mud red.
Jun 7, 2006, 1:25 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
Yeah you're going to want to get enamel for the boxcar red, the acrylic just doesn't turn out right.
Jun 7, 2006, 2:01 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
Thanks, I have both and I think I was using the enamal and that was the paint reacting with the silver, the other acrilic colors were fine.
Jun 7, 2006, 2:24 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
yeah the one I got was a real dull mud red. I had to do some mixing to get it to look right
Jun 7, 2006, 2:28 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
mine is F110074, i wouldnt put it over an acrylic no matter how mwny days you let it cure
Jun 7, 2006, 9:16 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
Mine is also F110074. It looks excellent. Smells pretty potent too for an enamel. I thought it might have been a laquer at first wiff.
Jun 7, 2006, 10:43 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
I used the acrylic and because it was a bit on the dull side I added some maroon to brighten it up just a wee bit. Perhaps I'll try the enamel on the next helmet.
Note that once I started mixing I tested plenty of times to make sure it matched up with my reference photos. Took a few tests and I finally got there.
Jun 7, 2006, 11:50 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
JangoJr, what issues did you have with the Acrylic Boxcar red? Just curious.
Jun 7, 2006, 3:22 PM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
I originally started using it on my first helmet, and I found it was way too dull and flat. I pretty much had perfect results when I used enamel straight out of the bottle. I'm not sure if anyone has better luck with acrylic without mixing anything in?
Jun 8, 2006, 12:31 AM - Re: Boxcar reds!?!
I got it worked out and I talked to RS, thanks for the help. I posted in my helmet topic as to what has happend.8)
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