Paul, those pics are great, thanks. I know how hard it is to get the color representation correct, but I basically see what you're talking about. The 1987 almost looks more white, which I guess would be more pink.
You don't happen to have anything painted Five Alarm Red do you? Or a pic of that test strip on the Anniversary RFR? I'm trying to figure out how orange FA is compared with RFR? I know I probably need to see these in person to really tell.
I do have a Five Alarm Red guitar. I lined up a few guitars for you and took a photo. I lined them up in the same order they are on the test strip
Blaze Orange -->Fire Orange --> Rocket Red
Carotene Orange -->Five Alarm Red --> Road Flare Red (20th anniversary and original)
Five Alarm Red next to 20th Anniversary Road Flare Red
It's really hard to capture the true color in photos, so the best i can describe them is this:
-original road flare pinkish/red neon
-20th anniversary road flare red neon (less pink than original RFR, less orange than FA. More of a straight up red neon)
-five alarm red is orange/red neon. If you've seen HOK Vermillion it's pretty similar
-carotene is bright orange (almost creamsicle color) neon
Jesse, I have the testor neon samples (which use dayglo pigments) of Five Alarm Red and Carotene. I also have the can of left over Dayglo Rocket Red from when my brother painted his guitar. So essentially that's everything in the picture above with the exception of the original RFR (which you wouldn't be able to buy anyway
). So if you want i can send a little sample from each of the bottles if that's something that would help you. If this is something you need just say the word and i'd be happy to do it for you.