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ⓘ Candy apple red is the name code used by manufacturing companies to define a shade of red similar to the red sugar coating on candied apples. The typical method ..




Candy apple red
                                     

ⓘ Candy apple red

Candy apple red is the name code used by manufacturing companies to define a shade of red similar to the red sugar coating on candied apples. The typical method for producing a candy apple finish is to apply a metallic base-coat, followed by a translucent color coat. A final clear coat adds additional gloss.

                                     

1. Variations

Candy pink

Displayed at right is the color candy pink.

The color candy apple red is not mentioned in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color by Maerz and Paul. However, a color called candy pink is mentioned, the first recorded use of which as a color name is recorded as being in 1926.

                                     

2. In culture

Airline colors

Virgin Atlantic began using candy apple red on the tails and engine nacelles of their fleet in July 2010.

Monster trucks

The Avenger Monster Truck use this color in the 2011 Monster Jam World Finals.

                                     

2.1. In culture Airline colors

Virgin Atlantic began using candy apple red on the tails and engine nacelles of their fleet in July 2010.

                                     

2.2. In culture Monster trucks

The Avenger Monster Truck use this color in the 2011 Monster Jam World Finals.

                                     

2.3. In culture Music

The song Candy Apple Red Impala was released on a 45 rpm record in 1962 by rock and roll musicians Little E and the Mello-Tone Three "Little E"s actual name was Emil OConner, although the bright red offered in 1962 on an Impala had a promotional name of Roman Red.

Singer-songwriter R. Dean Taylor released a single titled "Candy Apple Red" in 1971.

Minneapolis post punk trio Husker Du entitled an album "Candy Apple Grey".

Fender introduced Candy Apple Red as a custom color for their Stratocaster and Telecaster range of guitars in 1963. The color quickly became one of Fenders most popular colors after Sunburst and Black. Pink Floyds David Gilmours main instrument of choice from 1984 to 2005 was a 1983 Candy Apple Red Fender American Vintage 57 Stratocaster.

                                     

2.4. In culture Railroad

Since the late 1990s, the color has been used by Canadian Pacific Railway as part of the companys name change from CP Rail to Canadian Pacific. The color usually dulled is still being painted on the locomotive fleet, along with the block style lettering, which was also introduced in the change. The CP Rail painted locomotives were in CPs Action Red scheme.