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Old 01-18-2020, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default 64 Galaxie paint color

Way back when I owned a 64 Galaxie 500 White exterior and black interior. Right now I am building a 64 Galaxie model and I started looking around to find out what the color the exterior was called. I found several places online that said the white color for that year was Wimbledon White. The problem is that when I Google 64 Ford Galaxie 500 Wimbledon White it many of the phots show cars that look more cream or light yellow than white. As I remember the car that I owned, it was more white than cream or light yellow.

I even purchased a can of touch up spray paint that was Wimbledon White and it looks more like a cream color!

Is there another white color in that year?
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:48 PM   #2
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According to the automotivetouchup web site there were e whites in 64. Wimbledon White-9A, M, M1619A, Pace Car White-9E, C, M1525A, YG and Colonial White-E, M30J524. They do not break it down by model so who knows which models had which color.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:35 PM   #3
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According to the automotivetouchup web site there were e whites in 64. Wimbledon White-9A, M, M1619A, Pace Car White-9E, C, M1525A, YG and Colonial White-E, M30J524. They do not break it down by model so who knows which models had which color.
Thanks for your reply. At least knowing that there are three whites gives me something to look for.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:31 PM   #4
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Colonial & Wimbledon are real close to one another , tough to tell apart ! They are a creamy/off white . I had the Colonial on a ' 57 Fairlane . I believe sometime in the '60's it was called Wimbledon . A lot of '64 Fairlane Thunderbolts were Wimbledon White .
Testors Corp. makes a Ford Wimbledon White for plastic models .
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Wimbledon White is an off white color. A very light cream, remember it dries a little lighter then when it is still wet. Most common was the "M" code.
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I had a 64 T-Bird that was Wimbledon white. It is not bright white but I think they were going for the ivory white color at the time. The only other close color was a super light yellow.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:08 PM   #7
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According to this chart there were 4 whites in 1964 3 were lincoln/mercury and 1 wimbleton white for all Fords. This is a great site. for all makes models and years.





mustangattitude.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?manuf=Ford&year=1961&rows=50
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:22 PM   #8
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Default Re: 64 Galaxie paint color

I realize that it is next to impossible to gauge colors from photos or from pix on the web, but as I remember the 64 Galaxie that I owned was more white than ivory. Of course that was 53 years ago. Like I mentioned above, I did buy a can of Wimbledon White and my first thought was it is not the correct color.

If you go to https://www.google.com/search?q=1964...4pFp2FM:&vet=1

You will see what I mean about the confusion with white colors.

Thanks to all that have replied.
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That can of Dupli-Color Wimbledon White looks right to me ! - F F
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That can of Dupli-Color Wimbledon White looks right to me ! - F F
I'm trying to find some photos of the car that I owned to see what it looks like. I could be wrong, but I seem to remember the car being more white. More like that one car that I posted (even though it says that it is Wim White
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Even though this photo on line says it is Wim White, it looks more white than ivory.
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Look at Tamiya TS-7, racing white. I used that on a vintage '62 Pontiac model I did a few years back. Experiment with the primer color, it has an impact on the top coat. I used the Tamiya white primer under mine.
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