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WINDOW FRAME PAINT

Post by Tim Leech »

I shall be replacing the drivers door on the GT some time this year with a new old stock as the one fitted has seen better days and been patched up a few times and I want the old girl looking A1 for the 2012 ICCR.

Does anyone know the correct paint code/formula for the black paint around the door tops please to save me getting all four redone.

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Post by sdelasal »

the formula for mine would read something like 'matt black plus 20 years worth of scratches and sun fading'!

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Post by Gibbo2286 »

The only possibility in the code list is under:

'Stylised areas - surrounds' Black. code EXX

There's also Black code EXA for steel rims and Black code EXY for alloy rims.

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Brilliant! Thanks Gibbo! :D
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Post by Jayboy »

Although... It could be Anthracite Grey (ETV). That's what early estates were finished in. Most of mine are grey of some kind!

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Must admit i think re-done it would make any BX look quite a bit nicer. Tim, take some before & after pictures so we can see the effect it has made :D Are you going to do it yourself or will a pro be doing it?
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I tried to touch up my TZD's fading black trim 2 years ago, using Halford's matt black .... and it lifted the old paint off like stripper. :shock:

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What I have used successfully is Duplicolor matt black spray paint. I think the code is 0-50.
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Ive got the new door 8) thanks Ken, so will get it painted up and see what the match is like, and as you say Matt I may need to get the other 3 done to match. :cry:
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I tried to get some paint made up today for my door surrounds but EXX is no longer available because the grey in the mix is lead based. Gratified as I was to discover that EEC mandarins have taken steps to make sure I don't drink dangerous lead based paint from a bottle (!) - I used Halfords 'Silk Black' intead. Looks great. (Oh and polished off half a bottle of cellulose thinner with my lunch - safe in the knowledge there was no lead in it!)