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Old 05-07-2020, 09:17 AM   #1
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can anyone help me with the paint code for a '50 Ford gray dash?? Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:51 AM   #2
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I can't help but isn't there a little silver in it??
I'm going way back with my memory.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:39 AM   #3
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Your best bet if available is to remove the glove box door and have it matched at an auto paint supplier.
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Old 05-07-2020, 11:43 AM   #4
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Your best bet if available is to remove the glove box door and have it matched at an auto paint supplier.
There isn't enough left to scan. This has been setting for 35 years!
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Old 05-07-2020, 02:24 PM   #5
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Most old paint codes are useless now because paint formulas are vastly different. A really good body shop can create a very close match. Painting a dash usually requires removal, anyway to get an acceptable result, making testing any good spots not diminished by age or exposure possible.
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Old 05-07-2020, 02:47 PM   #6
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There isn't enough left to scan. This has been setting for 35 years!
Even the inside of the glove box door, that doesn't see daylight?
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Old 05-07-2020, 02:50 PM   #7
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I did mine with "silver argent " looks sharp it's a silver metallic
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:00 PM   #8
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Cecil, tcp global would have the paint in the correct color
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:56 PM   #9
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Hope this link works, your paint code might be here. Look through all of the pages that come up when you search on a ‘50 Ford.

https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:18 PM   #10
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I've heard both good and bad reports on some of TCP Global's paint matches. They are about the only ones that will do it without a part to compare with.
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Old 05-08-2020, 11:49 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the advice. I did get the PPG formula from a friend in NY who had redone his dash in the past. He had obtained the formula from the late Cecil Goff, former '49-'51 advisor for the EFV8 Club, sometime in the past.

Note: the dash is out of the car and has been blasted,
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Old 05-08-2020, 01:51 PM   #12
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Cecil

Could you post the paint codes I am sure others, including me, would appreciate it.

Seemed to me the their were different dash paint finishes for the Deluxe coupes/sedans and the Custom coupes/sedans. Convertibles were also different.

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Old 05-08-2020, 05:28 PM   #13
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Interior paint color also varied with the exterior color.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:46 PM   #14
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Could you post the paint codes I am sure others, including me, would appreciate it.

Seemed to me the their were different dash paint finishes for the Deluxe coupes/sedans and the Custom coupes/sedans. Convertibles were also different.

Tom
I have the mix formula for Tan and Gray, both in Acrylic Lacquer. That is not what I wanted. My paint shop is looking , this week, to se if they can match a single stage to it and then I will post the results!
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:58 PM   #15
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Thanks for the reply, wait to hear.

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Old 05-13-2020, 08:55 AM   #16
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Thanks for the reply, wait to hear.

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What I said I had couldn't be crossed over. Sorry, it was for Acrylic Lacquer, but didn;t show all that was necessary.
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