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Did some color sleuthing at the local purveyor of paint and supplies today. Color code 436, as other research I've done suggests, is a bit mysterious. What I have been able to glean:

Color code 436 pulls up three different name variants. These name variants are inconsistent, as the names vary even within the Glasurit, and PPG vernacular. These names are:
  • SarahDiamant Metallic (Sahara Diamond Metallic)
  • Burgundy Metallic
  • Sienna Brown Metallic

Below are the resources I have been able to gather regarding the color. The wrinkle is that the original manufacturer for the color Sienna Brown Metallic is Herbol, while Sahara Diamond Metallic is Glasurit. Why the different names? Was it a trademark related issue? Perhaps these details are lost to history.

It seems that Sahara Diamond Metallic and Sienna Brown Metallic are the same color. Without side by side comparison of original samples, it is going to be hard to know for sure. Looks like I'll need to spend some time carefully wet sanding on my car to see what I can expose...

Factory response to color inquiry:


Glasurit 55 and Deltron formulas:


Glasurit book color chip and PPG cross reference:


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