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Paint Matching (Yet Again)

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Paint Matching (Yet Again)
Posted by FRRYKid on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:01 AM

Do anyone have a good match for the old Floquil Mineral Red? I checked the charts that I have and that is not a color that is listed on the charts. (I find Santa Fe MIneral Brown but that is not what I want.) If I have to mix it, I am perfectly willing to do that. (I have a BN Green that I mixed.)  As usual any suggestions that anyone has would be most welcomed.

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Posted by zstripe on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:13 AM

I'm pretty sure Mineral Red was a Polly Scale color. MM Acrylic Rust is close. You could always contact Tru-Color paints and ask them to mix some for You. Pactra acrylic enamel paints also had a close color. Tamiya acrylic Hull Red can also be doctered. How close depends on Your eye..............

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Posted by richhotrain on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:29 AM

zstripe

I'm pretty sure Mineral Red was a Polly Scale color.  

Frank is correct. Mineral Red is part of the water based Polly Scale line.

It is an unusual color in that it has a brownish red appearance in the bottle, but takes on a livelier version of Boxcar Red on plastic. I used Mineral Red to paint my large downtown passenger station.

There are two sellers on eBay right now, and three 1 ounce bottles are available.

Rich

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Posted by G Paine on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:29 AM

I searched Walthers for Mineral Red and found TruColor makes a GN Mineral Red.

https://www.walthers.com/railroad-color-acrylic-paint-1oz-29-6ml-great-northern-freight-car-mineral-red

It might be worth a try

You can download their color chart here, just scroll down the page a bit

http://trucolorpaint.com/products/paint/

 

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Posted by FRRYKid on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:39 AM

richhotrain

There are two sellers on eBay right now, and three 1 ounce bottles are available.

Rich

I went ahead with that route and purchased a bottle. Given that it has been many years since the PS line disappeared, I didn't think to check eBay.

THank you all for the assistance.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:48 AM

LION can't figgr why you need such a purrfeckt match.

Paint fades right away, Locomotives , box cars, grandma's house, they all fade and ergo do not match anything.

 

Any cheep color that the LION buys at Walmart or Hobby Lobby will do just fine.

 

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