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Old 05-23-2020, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Correct paint color for gravel shield

Are all the gravel shields on 1957 Fords (mine is a Country Sedan) painted the same color? Mine appears to have been gray, although the car is red and white. Is there a name or a code for it? Also it appears the air cleaner is the same color. Is that correct?
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Correct paint color for gravel shield

I think the color you are looking for is called Ford Argent.

Ford Argent / #868992 Hex Color Code
#868992 Paint Chip The hexadecimal color code #868992 is a shade of blue. In the RGB color model #868992 is comprised of 52.55% red, 53.73% green and 57.25% blue. In the HSL color space #868992 has a hue of 225 (degrees), 5% saturation and 55% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 474.08 nm.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Correct paint color for gravel shield

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Are all the gravel shields on 1957 Fords (mine is a Country Sedan) painted the same color? ...
If it matters... the gravel shield (behind the grille) on '57 T-birds is black.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Correct paint color for gravel shield

I think, this seems to be what he is talking about.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:01 PM   #5
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I think, this seems to be what he is talking about.
Ok, the gravel shield between the bumper and grille... Thanks.

On a '57 Bird those pieces are much smaller, only at the outer corners and body color.
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Default Re: Correct paint color for gravel shield

I used the VHT paint on my splash panel and it looks great. The underside I did in POR15.
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