Talk:Candy apple red (color)

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Proposed Move[edit]

Isn't this colour more commonly known as "candy apple red"? I propose a move to that name. If that's done, the redirect of "candy apple red" to Joe Bailon will have to be fixed. --ukexpat (talk) 14:44, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, that makes much more sense. We could call it "Candy apple red (color)." --~~MusicalConnoisseur~~ Got Classical? 02:02, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
This color is more commonly referred to as candy-apple red. I agree with the move but will have to reread the section on moving an article before I comment/act further. --Busyreading (talk) 22:43, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
I've done the move and fix the "candy apple red" redirect as it should link here --Chris 10:59, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Guitar/custom car finish[edit]

In the above applications, "Candy Apple Red" (and by extension other colors, e.g. green) refers not to a particular shade but to a unique finish produced by covering a metallic gold undercoat with layers of tinted translucent lacquer. This usage should be mentioned. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:01, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Historic use of the "caramelized" version of Candy Apple Red color[edit]

I am a little worried that this article is based on the use of the term in modern culture rather than historic use. Many site the "caramelized" version of this color is a product of modern paint technologies, processes, and finishes which promoted its use on custom muscle cars in the 1970's but also other products during that time. Actual automotive OEM use of this color name has been primarily a non-metallic or non-caramelized version. So the first sentence of this article and the photos shown promote this possible non-standard, and definitely non-historical use of the color name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:13, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Looking more into it, Fender may have been one of the first popular uses of the color in 1963 to 1966 range. Since Fender and other guitar manufacturers of the time often used popular automotive paints on their special guitar lines (i.e. Edsel Ember Red), Candy Apple red may have made the leap to its first use in Ford due to its popularity. I have not seen an original Candy Apple Red Fender guitar in person, so I cannot confirm that it is as "caramelized" as it could be today, with today's paints — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:35, 6 February 2013 (UTC)