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Old 06-21-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Rustoleum... Safety Red vs Regal Red

Hi All,
Not set on red, but have any of you used either of these Rustoleum Red colors for your exterior paint? I'm just curious to see pics. I'm finding paint color to be such a big decision. (haha no pun intended)

At least for the immediate future we'll be painting one color and maybe do something more with paint down the road (omgosh! I made another funny, haha)

Apparently, I crack myself up, haha.
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Red turns pink after time.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hi All,
Not set on red, but have any of you used either of these Rustoleum Red colors for your exterior paint? I'm just curious to see pics. I'm finding paint color to be such a big decision. (haha no pun intended)

At least for the immediate future we'll be painting one color and maybe do something more with paint down the road (omgosh! I made another funny, haha)

Apparently, I crack myself up, haha.
Thank you!
I prefer Safety Red.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:07 PM   #4
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umm red as a color

I think 1998 chevrolet victory red, painted datsun 510 in 1998, still shiny, still red, ppg ureathane enamel if my memory is correct..
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #5
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All great info! Thanks!!
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I have always liked regal red. But does fade . I do not know if adding gardener to it will make it more fade resistant
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There may be new magic being done by paint companies, but red historically has been very prone to fading. If you choose to go with red, consider a clear coat that has UV blocking characteristics.

I went with blue...
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Hi All,
Not set on red, but have any of you used either of these Rustoleum Red colors for your exterior paint? I'm just curious to see pics.
This may help a little.....I was trying to decide on these Rustoleum reds also.

Nearest to rear wheel is Regal Red, in the middle is Sunrise Red, to the far right is Safety Red. I decided on Cranberry (2nd pic).
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:28 PM   #9
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Thank you all! Very helpful!
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:29 PM   #10
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Just for the record, I get a kick out of reading a thread entitled "Regal Red vs Safety Red" and clicking on "First Unread".
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Just for the record, I get a kick out of reading a thread entitled "Regal Red vs Safety Red" and clicking on "First Unread".
I see what you did there!
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:38 AM   #12
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Haha, clever!
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Cranberry red looks good.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:39 AM   #14
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Rust-Oleum Professional enamel

I have used this quality paint for many projects. I've added two for you to view.
The tube chassis was brushed on with foam brushes(two coats) no clear and held up, without fading for five plus years.
The motorcycle was sprayed(yes, rattle cans), meticulously wet sanded between five coats of enamel then four coats of clear.

The only other paint I would consider, would be a top quality brand of Farm & Implement enamel. I used JD green and yellow on a wooden bench which stayed outdoors four years in harsh winters and it never faded or lost it's high shine finish.

Either products would serve you well for a bus project.
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