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Old 05-17-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default INTERIOR PaintColors for 1955 Ford

I am looking for info on paint formulas for the 1955 Ford INTERIOR colors. Specifically the Blue colors used on the dash and garnish mouldings.
I can find lots of color charts and chip info for EXTERIOR paint , but not much on INTERIOR paint. I think they are slightly different.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:30 PM   #2
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Here is a link to DuPont’s library for ‘55 Fords. I didn’t see any interior colors. I searched and searched for interior colors for my ‘56 and never found any paint codes. I ended up taking the glove box door off and having a paint shop scan and match the paint.

http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/aclc...-Ford-pg01.jpg
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:41 AM   #3
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What is the INTERIOR TRIM CODE on the PATENT PLATE?
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:23 AM   #4
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Steve, it sounds like you decided to change from the original brownish color of the interior metal pieces. If you decide to stay with the brownish, like mentioned earlier, If you take unfaded examlpes to a paint store, they can probably match it. There are some nice unfaded surfaces on some of the dash parts and back side of garnish moldings.


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Old 05-18-2019, 12:45 PM   #5
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Seems to me that interior and exterior color is the same. I know on my 1955 Thunderbird the whole car, from the factory, is painted inside and out. The engine compartment, interior, and exterior all painted at the same time at the factory. Maybe yours looks like a slightly different shade inside because of the exterior getting weathered more than the interior. The trim codes on the Thunderbird refer more to upholstery rather than telling me what color the interior is painted. The only difference is that the dash, at the bottom, is painted with a texture of some sort and not a smooth finish like the exterior.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:54 PM   #6
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55 Ford car interior paint codes:

Dark Blue Ford Code M0389, Dupont Codes 2151, 202-58747

Medium Blue Ford Code M0388, Dupont Codes 2150, 202-58746

For the Customline and Fairlane series cars, the dash is divided by a bright metal trim strip. The paint at the top of the dash and the entirety of all the window garnish mouldings are mixed with very fine metal flake. The dash, below the trim line is non-metallic, but otherwise the exact same formula as the paint at the top of the dash.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:37 AM   #7
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Dave...thanks for the info on the interior paint. Do you happen to have some pictures of your 55 interior? Particularily the dash and seats area. If you can email me direct and attach the pictures , that would help me visualize this paint scheme.
Thanks for any help you can give.
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55 Ford car interior paint codes:

Dark Blue Ford Code M0389, Dupont Codes 2151, 202-58747

Medium Blue Ford Code M0388, Dupont Codes 2150, 202-58746

For the Customline and Fairlane series cars, the dash is divided by a bright metal trim strip. The paint at the top of the dash and the entirety of all the window garnish mouldings are mixed with very fine metal flake. The dash, below the trim line is non-metallic, but otherwise the exact same formula as the paint at the top of the dash.
I'd be very interested to see pictures of this too! Is this how they came from the factory? Would this be true for Crown Victoria's too?
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I'd be very interested to see pictures of this too! Is this how they came from the factory? Would this be true for Crown Victoria's too?
The Crown Vic is a Fairlane series car, so yes.
The sheet I saw that listed the interior paint colors did not include black and white, so there were exceptions as in; black at top of dash and white below the trim line, and there were many of those, particularly if the car exterior was black or white or two-toned black/white, but many Customline cars with a black exterior had blue or green interiors.
Sorry, no photo's. If a car had a blue or green interior, there was one paint color used. Back in the old days, you used to be able to buy separate tin cans full of automotive metal flake to mix in with whatever enamel you were using. Having the bottom of the dash painted solid and the top painted the same color as the bottom, but with metal-flakes makes the dash look like it is painted two different colors, but it is not.
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