Here are some pictures, on the left is the RG 20th anniversay and on the right is an original '87 RFR RG550
Desert Sun Yellow --
MY KIDS TOY THAT HAPPENED TO BE RIGHT ON THE TABLE NEXT TO ME WHEN I WAS TAKING THE PICTURES MAY MATCH BETTER THAN THE DAYGLO .... HAHAHA
I also took some shots of the RFR against the color strip but didn't include them here...see link below for more pictures. Honestly the color strip looks a bit different than the actual paint when applied and dried (at least that's the case for the rocket red, i don't have the others). For the RFR --- looking at the overflow on the paint can it actually matches the original more than the anniversary. However I've seen my brother's guitar finished and I think it looks more like the anniversary when all said and done. I think the number of coats probably has something to do with it. As for the DY -- the color strip actually looks pretty dead on with 20th anniversary. The original DY doesn't has less of a green overtone to it. The magenta is a little off from teh strip, but again the strip is misleading i think. i bet if we had the paint it would be spot on just like the rocket red looks a little different when applied compared to the paper color sample.
All in all, i think this is the stuff. Between fading, yellowing over time, variability in terms of number of coats, perhaps the shade of white they used underneath, etc, etc...all things that that move the needle a little bit. But at the end of the day if you want these colors I agree with Ben and hats off to him for cracking the code.
Now I need to get my hands on a Five Alarm red guitar and see if matches Fire Orange. I suspect it will. Also wondering which is SK --- Aurora Pink or Neon Red, they are both very close. Same goes for Blaze Orange and Arc Yellow...wondering which one is Carotene Orange. I saw a CO guitar once and it was really bright and light orange so i'm thinking Arc Yellow.
Anyway, i took several other pictures but didn't want to spam the thread with too many. There are more pictures here if you're interested.