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paint codes

Postby Mattcapri » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:19 pm

hi, im just trying to sort the colour out for my 2.0S.
what grey or silver paint was a factory colour? anyone know some colour names?
how many metalic grey or silver colours were there?
thanks, matt

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andyd
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Re: paint codes

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:35 pm

Probably Strato Silver.
Codes;
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER V9 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER U7 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER U8 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER V 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER V0 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER L2 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER V6 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER XSC1056C 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER M2 1976 1992 METALLIC
FORD EUROPE STRATO SILVER U6 1976 1992 METALLIC

Nimbus Grey and Graphite Grey were early/mid 80's.

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Re: paint codes

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:47 pm

“ Mercury Grey “ but that was only the last few years ..........
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: paint codes

Postby Mattcapri » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:10 pm

mine is a '83 model.

is there much difference in the different versions of strato silver?

mercuary grey, and nimbus grey; are they metalic colours?

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Re: paint codes

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Mattcapri wrote:mercuary grey, and nimbus grey; are they metalic colours?

Hi Matt,
Mercury grey and nimbus grey are both metallic colours. Mercury grey wasn't available on the Capri until '86 so if you car is the original colour it can't be Mercury, nimbus was available from June '83 though. If your car is a very dark grey it could be graphite grey.

What's the paint code on your VIN plate?

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Re: paint codes

Postby Mattcapri » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:42 pm

i havent quite got that far yet. when i dig the car out i will check on the vin, but its a silver, or real light grey.

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Re: paint codes

Postby andyd » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Mattcapri wrote:i havent quite got that far yet. when i dig the car out i will check on the vin, but its a silver, or real light grey.

This is Graphite Grey http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/ford-capri-3-0s
Nimbus Grey http://www.classicandsportscar.ltd.uk/F ... -sold/9515

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Re: paint codes

Postby Mattcapri » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:02 pm

could well be nimbus grey. or strado silver. that has narrowed it down a bit.
although i have always been a fan of graphite, almost swaying towards a colour change..

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Re: paint codes

Postby Mattcapri » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:56 pm

no, decided im staying original, havent worked out the colour for sure, so im going to match a chip againsed a panal at the paint place.
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Re: paint codes

Postby T.M. » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi,
what's the paint code (number number or letter number) on VIN plate in engine bay? We can find original paint from that.

Tom