Nick Taylor explores Red on the F Wheel Cover
Here's the latest update on my wheelcover refresh project. I got the Cummins Apex Red paint and it was just too bright compared to my intakes and the original paint under the gears.
I got a can of Buick Red yesterday and it's a much better match. I got it from Amazon, under the Inline Tube brand.
It is hard to photograph reds with digital cameras but I hope you can see the difference.
My first wheel cover completed
From our page http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/colors.html
there was a discussion years ago from Gil Gunningham regarding the 300F wheel cover:
The Chrysler drawing for the 300F wheel cover (PN 2122531) states "same as #1856400 Assy - wheel cover, except Flag Red Paint C-7415, in place of semi-gloss black, C-1412-E." Since the black for the 300E cover was stated as semi-gloss, and there was no differing specification for the red, I would conclude the red is also a semi-gloss. I do not have specifics on the actual Chrysler Color number with regard to gloss.
Now, what is Flag Red? It is also the color of the red specified in all the red white and blue 300 plastic medallions. Therefore, if one has a good NOS medallion, that is the Flag Red color. It is easier to match if the medallion is smooth in the red area like those on the D, G, H, and J wheel covers.
I do, however, have an official Chrysler color master for the ram manifold red, C-7107-A. When an original medallion is held on the surface of that master, the two colors are almost a perfect match! For some time the Club has suggested using Cummins Engine Red (Apex Red) as a substitute for the ram paint, although it seems just a wee bit darker. Unless you want to try and match the medallion red, the Apex red would probably be a decent substitute for the Flag Red.
As for the "gear", I am sure they are anodized. Also, very nice reproductions are available through the Club Store.
300ly, Gil Cunningham