2 tone paint on my injection.

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby T.M. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:51 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I would find that very useful to have as reference material.


Me too, so I saved it, because websites aren't forever. :)

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi Tom,
T.M. wrote:Yes, no problem ;) , but meanwhile I found the website. But it is czech web.
http://capri.fordever.cz/Tipy/tipy_cz.htm#v%C3%BDroba

Perfect, thank you! Or should I say děkuji ! :D
The info on that website will be very helpful in the future.
Thanks for taking the time to find it.

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby T.M. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:33 pm

Není zač! ;)
It was a pleasure.

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:07 pm

pbar wrote:(This should be made a sticky really, that many people keep asking for it)


Why not post the instructions into Beakster's sticky thread?
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=33174

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby LONGC16 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Thanks guys. I don't mind as long as its original.

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby Titan grau » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:01 pm

T.M. wrote:Hi,
there was also Glacier blue over Caspian blue option and Caspian is darker than Glacier blue.

You can find out body color from 3 sources:
1. When you lift spare wheel cover in the boot, there should be on left side sticker (or two if it's two tone color) with name of paint and with XSC code.
2. On VIN plate in engine bay there is box with color code. Write it here and maybe we can find out color. (Ex. D4 is for Glacier blue/Caspian blue in 1984)
3. On body plate in engine bay on the bottom line fifth letter from right is for body paint. (If you don't have vinyl roof, fourth sign from right on bottom line is dash ("-") )

Tom

Hi Tom,
I'm trying to understand my VIN colour ref too, it is C 7 and I know is mercury grey over stratos silver. What I'm trying to confirm is which shade of each I have. There is no boot sticker of the type you mention, rather a square matrix type that doesnt seem to tie with any of the mercury grey or strato silver shades I can see listed in a number of places. My slam panel build plate has, in the area I understand to be for roof and body colour, "- N C Q". Q is a mercury grey shade but N and C are not strato silver as far as I can tell, the dash is apparently blank for no vinyl roof, any thoughts on where you can look up the two-tone refs, D4, C7 etc and how the codes I have relate?

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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby T.M. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:20 pm

Hi Titan grau,
which year is your 2.8i? It depends on year, but I have only this sources for decoding VIN plate and bodyplate and there aren't complete information unfortunately:
VIN plate decoding page:
http://capri.fordever.cz/Tipy/tipy_cz.htm#v%C3%BDroba
Bodyplate decoding page:
http://www.fordopedia.org/body-plates/static

C7 code from VIN plate: For C there are last paint code from 1981 (Dove grey). So information from following years (about Mercury grey from 1986) is missing.
And 7 is year or special option.
(I have D4 on my VIN plate, so two tone: glacier blue metalic (from 1983) / caspian blue metalic (from 1983) and year 1984. So it was easy for my case.)

If you go to bodyplate decoding page and find Capri MkII/MkIII body plate exemplar, position 73 is important (bottom line, fifth from right). What is on this position on your bodyplate?
(I have D on my bodyplate, but information for D on bodyplate decoding page is only to August 1983. So for my car no information from this.)

Only what I found are XSC codes, but you probably found it too.
https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/c ... europe_M-Z

Mercury grey metallic - XSC2076C
Strato silver metallic - XSC1056C


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Re: 2 tone paint on my injection.

Postby T.M. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:37 pm

Now I find this info on some forum. It's about Capri colours from 1984:

From February 1984 (A) as follows:-
Model.....................LS...............'S'............2.8i
Metallic
Strato Silver............Y..................Y..............Y
Champagne Gold.....Y..................Y...............Y
Havana Brown.........Y..................Y..............N/A
Jade Green..............Y..................Y.............N/A
Nimbus Grey............Y..................Y..............Y
Glacier Blue.............Y..................Y..............Y
Caspian Blue...........Y...................Y..............Y

Solid Colours
Diamond White........Y...................Y..............Y
Pine Green..............Y...................Y..............N/A
Cardinel Red...........Y....................Y..............Y
Ocean Blue.............Y....................Y..............N/A
Black at extra cost...Y....................Y..............Y

2.8i Two Tone metallic
Upper body......................Lower body
Strato silver....................Nimbus Grey
Glacier blue....................Caspian Blue
Caspian Blue..................Strato Silver

From October 1984 (B reg) as follows:-
Metallic
Model..............................Laser................2.8i
Strato silver.......................Y......................Y
Nimbus Grey......................Y......................Y
Paris Blue..........................Y.......................Y
Mineral Blue.......................Y......................Y

Solid Colour
Diamond White.....................Y.....................Y
Lacquer Red.........................Y.....................Y
Black at extra cost................Y.....................Y

Two Tone
upper body.......lower body
Nimbus Grey....Strato silver ..Y...................Y
Mineral Blue.....Strato silver...Y...................Y

In August 1986 (D) brochure there is a slight change,as follows:-
Metallic
Model......................Laser...............2.8i
Strato Silver...............Y....................Y
Paris Blue...................Y....................Y
Mineral Blue................Y....................Y
Nimbus Grey...............Y....................Y

Solid colour
Diamond White............Y....................Y
Rosso red ...................Y....................Y
Lacquer Red................Y....................Y
Black at extra cost.......Y....................Y

Two Tone as Oct 1984 and Aug 1986 brochure.

In February 1987 (D) Brochure another change, as follows:-
Metallic
Model.................................Laser.................2.8i
Strato Silver..........................Y.......................Y
Crystal Blue..........................Y.......................Y
Regency red.........................Y.......................Y
Mercury Grey.........................Y.......................Y

Solid Colour
Diamond White......................Y.......................Y
Rosso Red.............................Y.......................Y
Black at extra cost..................Y......................Y

Two Tone
Upper body....lower body
Mercury grey...Stratos silver....Y......................Y
Crystal Blue...Stratos silver......Y......................Y



Tom