Hey all. Have a slight problem with holdens color chart. I have a VX S2 SS with paint code F143. According to holden the colour code is red hot & sting red. OK,so i have a paint code with two possible colours but are they the same color with different names or 2 completely different colours. Both colours are classed as solids. They only other thing i can think of is that a standard holden has the colour classed as red hot & the SS has the colour classed as sting red with slight differences in depth/brightness of colour. Any help would be appreciated as i dont want to paint the damn thing more than i have to. cheers
sting red is the SS colour, redhot was the monaro colour.
same colour though haha.
most colors have secondary names but in your case theres 2 shades of f143.
one is a cleaner red...
both solid colors but can be done in direct gloss of clear over base
id go clear over base to avoid oxidistion (chalkiness) later down the track
My vr is sting red and my 2004 vz is original red too and they dont look exactly the same side by side....the vr is a repaint of course and now about 3 years old but I reckon it is a lighter colour over the vz even though I quoted F143 as the colour when I was buying the paint for the vr......that chalky look has come back to haunt me on areas like the boot that see direct sun...that clear over is a good idea.
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pretty sure sting red was hsv's version....came out in the VT series. Redhot came out at VX introduction and was then used on the Monaro