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Hi,

First I am in england so I cannot commnet on brands as yours are different

You can use any paint, BUT as red is a virtually transparent color, add a red oxide color as an undercoat. The shade of the red can determine the depth of the final color, for example a tuscan red undercoat would give you a deeper color than a light colored red oxide color for undercoat.

A possible experiment for you is to try an unusual choice that will give you a deep color, and this is mainly for a Maroon color topcoat - use a dark blue for an undercoat - it enhances the maroon and adds some extra blue which deepens the color. Maroons are also transparent because of the red portion in the color.
 

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I paint them Floquil Tuscan Red using an an egg shell or semi-gloss finish. It is a very dark red. A flat finish makes them too light I think they need to have a little bit of a shine, after all Passenger equipment was nicknamed "The Varnish."
John
 
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