You know that UGLY color they paint fire trucks these

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You know that UGLY color they paint fire trucks these

Joined: August 9th, 2009, 2:56 pm

April 7th, 2012, 11:59 pm #1

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:39 am

April 8th, 2012, 12:07 am #2

None of the chips have that greenish tint to them.

http://www.testors.com/category/137919/RC_Car_Lacquers

There is a fabric paint that is closer, but that might not thin, nor spray properly.

http://thecleverbaggers.co.uk/store/pc/ ... 32p182.htm

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Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 2:04 am

April 8th, 2012, 12:16 am #3

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
if it needs to be adjusted add a drop of black or green? Might be a place to start.

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Joined: May 19th, 2005, 8:55 pm

April 8th, 2012, 12:43 am #4

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
In the Auto laquer line Sublime Green mixed with Daytona Yellow may work or maybe just the Daytona Yellow..Its hard to tell from paint chips...
check them here
http://www.testors.com/category/136961/ ... quer_Paint

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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 3:52 pm

April 8th, 2012, 12:54 am #5

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
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Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

April 8th, 2012, 1:06 am #6

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
is officially known as "National Safety Yellow" or "National Fire Safety Lime Yellow." Average RGB values (Apple) are:

223 Red
241 Green
64 Blue

This is an exact match for Munsell 2.5GY 9/10, but there is no match to Fed Std 595B, BS5252F, or RAL.

It is available from Chrysler (code P74). The Ford code is WT7600, but this appears to be a greener shade. Others are:
DitzlerPPG 46172 and DuPont G8851 (both also greener than the Chrysler color).

You might contact MCW Automotive Finishes http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com) about having a custom batch mixed.

As to why Lime Yellow/Green and not Red, check this out:

http://www.apa.org/research/action/lime.aspx

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Michael McMurtrey
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Joined: November 24th, 2008, 8:53 pm

April 8th, 2012, 3:38 am #7

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
<span class="link">http://www.vallejo.nl/gb/assets/s2dmain.htmlhttp://www.vallejo.nl/gb/vallejo/modelc ... index.html</span>

down at the bottom of the page is a Fluorescent Yellow, and a Green,,,maybe those would help you?

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April 8th, 2012, 10:39 am #8

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
Coventry Fire Brigade, here in the UK, experimented with lime yellow as a fire engine colour back in the '70s. Local street lighting was sodium-based giving off a yellow light, that made red fire engines look dirty brown. They wanted a colour that would show up better under the sodium lighting - hence lime yellow.

IIRC they also experimented with a shade of pink on some fire engines there at about the same time! (Can't imagine the guys fighting to drive those though.) The weird yellow shade didn't last long though, as Coventry Fire Brigade became amalgamated with the larger West Midlands brigade, and the vehicles were all painted red again.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 5:49 pm

April 8th, 2012, 11:22 am #9

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
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Joined: March 24th, 2011, 9:32 pm

April 8th, 2012, 12:01 pm #10

days? It's kinda like chromate yellow only brighter. I wish they still painted them red but they don't. The thing is I have the Hasegawa ground crew set that has the little two wheel fire extinguisher and although the instructions indicate red I've seen lots of more modern photos where this unit is the color of the modern fire trucks. I don't have a clue if this color is available or if it has to be mixed. If mixed what's the formula? Can anyone on HS help?
I once owned a BMW 320i, I think it was a 1979, cheap, because of it's color. BMW called it "Golf". Even the local dealer, late in the 80's, couldn't decipher the German on the engine bay tag-his painter translated, somehow, into "aunt jemima's lacquer", in Germglish, I suppose. I'm sure this is no help at all.
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