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Paint code

Postby pauliil1948 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:19 am

Hi folks,need the correct paint code for my 280 ,I've seen a few different shades over the years,not sure if just faded or not, where would I find the correct one ,thanks .

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Re: Paint code

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:34 am

Hi,
The paint code is on the VIN.
I think I'm correct in saying that all 280s have the same paint code - T7.

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Re: Paint code

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:37 am

T7 is correct.
I was told some time ago the 280 had 2 shades of paint used.....The first cars were slightly different to the later cars iirc

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Re: Paint code

Postby Paul G » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:03 am

As Andrew said the code is on the VIN plate and may be on a sticker in the boot - left side where the boot board sits down.

Might pay to take your petrol flap along for the paint shop to be able to accurately match it.

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Re: Paint code

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:18 am

Paul G wrote:
Might pay to take your petrol flap along for the paint shop to be able to accurately match it.

Good idea.

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Re: Paint code

Postby pauliil1948 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:28 am

Thanks to all,will check it out ,I love this forum

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Re: Paint code

Postby Bug » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:20 pm

Years ago I had a Ford catalogue that showed various badges etc you could buy for the car
It included one for a Capri 500. This was what the 280 was originally planned to be, but then for some reason (maybe left over stock) they decided to make 1038 of them.
Problem is, they only ordered enough paint for 500!
So the next 538 had to have another batch of paint made up. not only did it turn out to be a slightly different shade, but Ford tried to keep the cost down by ordering the minimum amount they could get away with, hence the reason 280s have very little paint in the door shuts, under the bonnet etc.

The lesson here is, that although the paint code is the same, the colour is not! So the only way to be sure is to get the paint matched to the car by a decent quality paint shop. also bear in mind that the original colour will have faded by now.

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Re: Paint code

Postby andyd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:51 am

Bug wrote:Years ago I had a Ford catalogue that showed various badges etc you could buy for the car
It included one for a Capri 500. This was what the 280 was originally planned to be, but then for some reason (maybe left over stock) they decided to make 1038 of them.
Problem is, they only ordered enough paint for 500!
So the next 538 had to have another batch of paint made up. not only did it turn out to be a slightly different shade, but Ford tried to keep the cost down by ordering the minimum amount they could get away with, hence the reason 280s have very little paint in the door shuts, under the bonnet etc.


Thankyou Bug, that's what I heard hence my comment above :cheers:

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Re: Paint code

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:24 pm

Just love this site as you think you have lived and breathed Ford Capris all your life then you find out something you never knew .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Paint code

Postby pauliil1948 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 am

Thanks again guys will post pics when car in done

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Re: Paint code

Postby pbar » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:47 am

Bug wrote:Years ago I had a Ford catalogue that showed various badges etc you could buy for the car
It included one for a Capri 500. This was what the 280 was originally planned to be


I believe this to be the logo for the aborted Capri 500.

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Re: Paint code

Postby Bug » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:42 pm

pbar wrote:
Bug wrote:Years ago I had a Ford catalogue that showed various badges etc you could buy for the car
It included one for a Capri 500. This was what the 280 was originally planned to be


I believe this to be the logo for the aborted Capri 500.

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Exactly,
That's the badge from the book I had