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Old 06-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Smile Factory Original Titanium Paint

My 1988 GT is Cabernet Red upper with Titanium lower. It was repainted completely in 1992, before I bought it, in what I suppose they thought were original colours. I am in the process of a complete repaint in the original colours. While I don't have , yet, the paint number for my Titanium paint I DO HAVE THE ACTUAL COLOUR AND IT IS NOT GREY. IT IS LIGHT TAN . At this point I am wondering if Ford may have used different shades of Titanium on the other colours used on 1988 GTs. This where I hope some of you might really take a good look at your GTs to see what shade of Titanium paint you have . Look in the sun and then part sun and then shade and you might see a difference. Please let me know what you think about all this. See my attachments. Bob.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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My 1988 GT is Cabernet Red upper with Titanium lower. It was repainted completely in 1992, before I bought it, in what I suppose they thought were original colours. I am in the process of a complete repaint in the original colours. While I don't have , yet, the paint number for my Titanium paint I DO HAVE THE ACTUAL COLOUR AND IT IS NOT GREY. IT IS LIGHT TAN . At this point I am wondering if Ford may have used different shades of Titanium on the other colours used on 1988 GTs. This where I hope some of you might really take a good look at your GTs to see what shade of Titanium paint you have . Look in the sun and then part sun and then shade and you might see a difference. Please let me know what you think about all this. See my attachments. Bob.
Im not sure if I understand your post, but I think you are saying when you sanded it down you noticed a tan/yellow color, that is just the actual color of the ground effects with no paint.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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Smile Factory Original Titanium Paint

Hi Shakerhood .I'll try and clarify what I found. I'm sending 2 more attachments. The first shows a brown mark about 3 inches long on the silver valence which I thought was touchup paint. When I touched the paint silver chips stuck on my finger, and some fell on the floor. The silver paint has a lot of clear coat on it. The second attachment shows the same piece but I sanded it in 2 places . To the left of the brown spot you can see the yellow plastic with the brown coat first and the silver top coat with clear coat. Above the brown spot I sanded through the clear coat and silver until I hit the same colour as the brown spot. Is it possible that the brown paint is primer. My paint man here says he does not think any primer was used. Hope this helps. from Bob
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:00 PM   #4
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I would think it is either just Age or maybe some sort of Primer.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:58 PM   #5
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I was looking at my car today and the door mouldings have actually started to turn a little brown in color.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:12 AM   #6
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Hi Bob,

To my knowledge, Ford didn't use different shades of titanium within a particular model year. Titanium is titanium is titanium.

Perhaps Shakerhood is right. Maybe it's age or primer. But, to my knowledge, I don't remember Ford using primer on the spoiler kit components, which I think are made from polyurethane plastic, if I remember correctly. Why would you need to use primer on rubberized plastic? Of course, the paint must be flexible.

As Shakerhood pointed out, the natural color of the spoiler kit components is a yellow-orange color. But I don't think you are referring to that.

I don't understand why it would be brown or tan.

I have another theory. Maybe that component was stripped from another Mustang? And maybe that Mustang was painted a different color? And maybe that's the color you are seeing? I don't know.
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Hi Bob,

One other point.

Be careful sanding those spoiler kit components. I'd hate to see you damage them. They are plastic, after all.

I didn't even know you could sand them.
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