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    Default Spectraflame Redlines

    Can someone explain what the term "Spectraflame Redlines" means in Hot Wheels? (Sorry if this is an obvious question for a Hot Wheel collector, I mostly collect Matchbox cars). I've seen that term several times and am curious. I tried searching google and ended up in this forum

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    "Spectraflame is the name Mattel used to describe the vibrant candy-colored paint that adorned castings produced in 1968 through 1972. The process consisted of polishing the zinc-plated die cast metal bodies and then painting them with a thin layer of transparent, candy colored paint. This allowed light to pass through the paint and reflect off the polished body resulting in a very reflective “Christmas Ball” look that still is impressive and eye catching today as it was intended back in the late 1960s. "

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    ChevyMuscle Toys - Hot Wheels Redlines

    Very cool cars! My favorite to collect.

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    I only like Specraflames...the enamels are boring to me, unless they are clean with no chips...
    I'll try to post a picture comparison, but with different castings...
    Here goes...

    Spectraflame:


    Enamels:

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    That Pink one looks very cool, what model is it

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    That one is called the Sand Crab...

    The other ones are sad that you didn't ask about them!!

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    ok what are the other ones

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    they don't want me to tell now!!!!!

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    Default Re: Spectraflame Redlines

    Sorry so late getting back to your answer!
    The first one is called a Double Vision, the second is a Double Header, and the yellow guy is a Sand Drifter.

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    Default Re: Spectraflame Redlines

    I see, thanks!

 

 

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