Mercury Cougar Owners banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Alright, i have a 68 cougar xr-7. I just rebuilt the engine and now its time to paint. My question is, do I use dark ford blue or just ford blue. I have been told by numerous people, but they all say different things. PLEASE HELP!!:1zhelp:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
144 Posts
Plasticote #224

This brand and part number is the closest to what the factory used and available in a spray bomb. There are other close matches but they require a spray gun -- PPG/Ditzler 13358 or PPG DAR 13898.

Cheers,
Dan
 

·
Contributing Sr Motorhead
Joined
·
5,470 Posts
I've always used NAPA's Ford Corporate Blue. Exact match!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
669 Posts
Yep! plastikote 224. Color is right on and it lays down real nice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
246 Posts
I painted my engine black :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
144 Posts
Engine paint's never the same shade...

Tim, it was never the same shade right from the factory either. I have had NOS snorkles and air cleaner bases that were several shades off from each other. I'm told that when things got low, Ford just threw some exterior "close enough color" paint into the pot to stretch it that much further. Back in those days nobody cared!

Cheers,
Dan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
669 Posts
Looks like you got yourself a nice retored to original ride there!!
Engine compartment looks sweeeeet..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Ditzler Paint

Where can you find the Ditzler paint?
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top