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You know that UGLY color they paint fire trucks these

April 7 2012 at 7:59 PM
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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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Perhaps Pactra?

April 7 2012, 8:07 PM 

None of the chips have that greenish tint to them.


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



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How about Testors "Chromate yellow" in the little (1/4oz.) bottle?....

April 7 2012, 8:16 PM 

if it needs to be adjusted add a drop of black or green? Might be a place to start.

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Check The car colors

April 7 2012, 8:43 PM 

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

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You mean your basic fluorescent yellow?

April 7 2012, 8:54 PM 

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Fire truck lime yellow …

April 7 2012, 9:06 PM 

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:


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Vallejo Model Color might help

April 7 2012, 11:38 PM 


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


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Reminds me of 'Coventry Fire Engine Yellow' in the 1970s

April 8 2012, 6:39 AM 

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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check out this line of paint

April 8 2012, 7:22 AM 

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ugly yellow

April 8 2012, 8:01 AM 

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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Check a food sporting goods (fishing) shop

April 8 2012, 11:41 AM 

One of the other (few) uses I've see of that color is in the use of fishbaits, particularly casting "plugs." Perhaps some scratch builders of fish baits might have access to the color.

Just a thought.


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Dennis Wemp
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go straight to the top

April 8 2012, 9:04 PM 

go straight to the mfgr and simply ask....they'll probably send you a few ounces...did this with a fire engine for the city of Crestline...sent an empty 2 oz bottle and simply asked...the quality control dept. has all kinds of people equipped to take small samples.Actually,you'll probably find that with the initial call,They'll just offer to send it,free.

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