Dupont code 4948DH - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Matador Red. Other common color promotional names include Solar Red, Scarlet Red, and Scarlet. The color formulation has been used only in 1968, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GM, and Buick. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: GTO, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Corvair, Chevelle, ChevyII, Tempest, Firebird, Pontiac, Camaro, Nova, and Buick. See the full detailed list below.

The 4 or 5 digit Dupont paint codes ending in an D or DH or DM are Dulux paints. Primarily from 1960 to 1980 Dupont paint codes included all three L-Lucite, A-Centari, and D-Dulux versions. Use the 4 or 5 digit code to track paints colors independent of paint type.


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Usage list of Dupont paint code 4948DH (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1968BuickBuickRScarlet Red
1968ChevroletCamaroRMatador Red
1968ChevroletChevelleRMatador Red
1968ChevroletChevroletRMatador Red
1968ChevroletChevyIIRMatador Red
1968ChevroletCorvairRMatador Red
1968ChevroletNovaRMatador Red
1968GMRScarlet Red
1968OldsmobileOldsmobileRScarlet
1968PontiacFirebirdRSolar Red
1968PontiacGTORSolar Red
1968PontiacPontiacRSolar Red
1968PontiacTempestRSolar Red

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 71634
Dupont : 4948DH, 99130, 4948, 4948LH
Acme/Rogers : 5561
Martin Senour : 4376
Sherwin Williams : 1592
Arco : 6253R, S-9465R, L-5288R, AE-3443R
RM/BASF : A1997F

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