Hi all, i was wondering if the paint code 68 presidential blue or 68 wellington blue is the same as paint code x on my 69 vert. Which wold be the best brand to use as cat is being painted this spring. thankls all kevind
I checked the '69 Dealer Color-Upholstery Selections Manual and Code X in '69 is a dark blue metallic, but it's listed as not available on Cougars. I also checked Cougar---By The Numbers to confirm that it was not a regularly offered color.
And sorry, I'm not enough of an expert to answer your "which brand of paint is best" question.
Thanks but according to the Marti report there were three code x verts, mine is one, it says dark blue metallic but I can find no factory code for paint mixes so wondering if the above are the same color but under different names. kevind
Does the Marti Report give you the FoMoCo paint formula number (usually two letters and for digits, I think)? That would help you determine what exact shade of dark blue metallic it is. And I agree with Jeff, a special color car is cool and rare.
I do not have access to the Marti report, we are in the process of moving, but in photos I have of it I can see no code, it says code below but not there...I am thinking from the link below that it is presenditial blue. I welcome any suggetsions thoughts. Anyone have thoughts about painting engine bay the same color or it sacreligious to do so? Just asking.
You're probably right, the original owner just wanted a dark blue and that was readily available, so the choice was made.
As far as painting the engine to match: it's your car, so do as you like. Personally, though, I think it looks better black, rather than body color as on Chrysler products. Plus, it shows less dirt/fluid/crud.