Dark or light blue Ford badges?

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Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:38 pm

Does anyone know what shade of blue the Ford badge :ford: should be on a 1987 Capri laser?
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:57 pm

Hi Nige,
Definitely light blue.

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:59 pm

Did they make a 97 Capri ? I know what you mean I have a picture of mine think it’s the lighter blue then dark

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:17 pm

The top one looks about right to me.

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I'm not sure of the year the badge background colour changed to dark blue, but I think it was in the 90s.

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:44 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Did they make a 97 Capri ? I know what you mean I have a picture of mine think it’s the lighter blue then dark

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:doh: Thanks Jason!

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The top one looks about right to me.

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I'm not sure of the year the badge background colour changed to dark blue, but I think it was in the 90s.

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 pm

Mine looks the darker one now ?
I don’t think it is the lighter one , sorry to put a spanner in the works
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Mine looks the darker one now ?
I don’t think it is the lighter one , sorry to put a spanner in the works
:drama: The reason I asked is because mine has a light blue on the back but a darker blue on the front. :headscratch:
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Caprigear » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Light blue is the correct one.
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:19 pm

Caprigear wrote:Light blue is the correct one.
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:22 pm

That’s good just in that picture looks dark to me ....
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:29 am

Mine are both dark blue on the front and back and tbh I much prefer these to the lighter.... just my opinion. Not really bothered its not the correct one as I really like the way it ties in with the look I want on B112...:sorry: :wave:

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:35 am

Just looked at a picture of my old laser that I had from 1 year old and that is dark blue badges .
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:58 pm

Thanks Nick. :ford:
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:03 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Just looked at a picture of my old laser that I had from 1 year old and that is dark blue badges .
:ford: :?: :cigar:
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That’s good just in that picture looks dark to me ....
Yup, agree Jason it does look dark :headscratch:
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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Daz-RSK » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:54 pm

OK.... Ford logos.

The blue ovals we have on our cars change through time, with Ford re-inventing the badge. It is not a vehicle generation time stamp. It is a logo time stamp.

That means that the shade and the size (although the latter is often kept for generation change) will adapt through the model generation. A dark blue to start with, then a lighter shade at the end of the cycle.

These are stick on badges and no manufacturer is going to offer 50 shades of grey....erm......blue because each model is in a different area of its cycle before it can change at the end of the cycle. Once one changes, the lot change.

So this responds to why some of us have lighter blue and some have dark blue. In the 2000's, the badges went very deep blue.

The best way to establish your colour is to research the shade in your year of registration for all of the Ford models.

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Re: Dark or light blue Ford badges?

Post by Brooksy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:54 pm

[quote="Daz-RSK"]OK.... Ford logos.

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