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98goatfarmer 09-02-2010 05:57 PM

Paint help!?!
hey yall,

Im taking my truck to a body shop to get the rust holes cut out and metal re-welded back in place. Im not letting them paint or primer it for another 250.00 bucks! So I figured, Id just do the paint my self. What color is a 1998 RED dodge ram? Is there a name for it? I was going to go to a autoparts store and get some paint from there. And just wanna make sure I get the same shade of red.

thanks yall!! ( the link has the same color RED as my truck) can any one tell me what color red that is?!? thanks!!!

RootBeer 09-02-2010 07:18 PM

call the dealer parts mgr and give him/her the VIN. they can give you the paint code. give that code to your paint supplier.

CajunDodge 09-02-2010 07:29 PM

That's correct, or if you still have the sticker on the inside of your driver door, it will be listed there as well.

- Cajun

98goatfarmer 09-03-2010 05:05 PM

Can any one just tell me the color? I called the dealer, and they put me on hold for 15 minutes!!! Then when some one finally answered, they said I would have to bring the truck in so they could verify the code.

So some one, please just tell me what color or what shade RED the dodge is?!!?


RootBeer 09-03-2010 05:43 PM

Problem is it doesn't work that way with car paints. Example: Dodge calls mine Rugged Brown Pearl.

That doesn't mean anything to a place mixing and selling paint. The paint code does because they can punch it into their computer and mix up the exact right color.

I've heard some paint places can take a picture of your truck and their computer can match the paint that way, but don't know anything about it.

Wildcat 09-08-2010 09:34 PM

Another thing to consider, if you get the paint code, it most likely won't match your truck today. 12 years of UV exposure has likely changed the color. Not to burst your bubble, but my suggestion would be to sand down any panels completely that have new metal, if they are right next to a panel with no repairs, ie cab rocker corner and the door, you may have to sand them too and repaint it all.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-08-2010 10:46 PM

Any pics ? We may know the name just by seeing it .

nytlife 12-09-2010 02:47 AM

any place that sells automotive paint will be able to pull you code off the truck when they mix the paint. the ppg dealer here has a camera called a profit. with that they can scan the paint and it will give them a tinted formula to match your truck.

wermbang 12-09-2010 07:56 AM

How much are you painting? If its alot $250 ain't bad.
If its just a few spots here and there you may try Dupli color paints. But then would need the code on the door.

ArmyofOne 12-11-2010 10:37 AM

That color was called Flame Red. But as others have said, you need the code, and its not likely to match anyway after all these years. $250 for paint is an awesome deal.

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