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Old 02/20/2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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Here is my grill area that has been painted the correct DDL32930 color. You will notice the wide grill molding, pedestals and grill is painted the DDL32930. The color is almost black with metal flakes in it. The Lucas foglights in the pictures are correct as well except I had not put the correct rubber washer under the pedestal for this picture.
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Old 02/21/2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have my pedistals still painted the correct color for both my cars. This paint on your grille appears to be black, and my grille color appears to be a dark grey. I'll post my pictures to compare in a couple days. "NO OFFENSE HERE PLEASE" I think the paint you have on this car was mixed too dark, or the pictures just appear too dark. I bought some cast blast paint and matched it next to the original paint and it's almost an exact match. I have two cars, and they both match the cast blast very closely. Maybe the pictures are just appearing too dark

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Old 02/21/2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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I agree it is very dark and almost black. When I first painted the grill I posted this picture. Paul stated the color looked right to him and it is almost black. He also stated the original paint does fade over the years and becomes lighter. The color was mixed by automotivetouchup.com as: Ford 32930

so you had 37 year old painted parts that you found a modern paint that matched it?

I will double check with automotivetouchup.com about the color and post to this thread.

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Old 02/21/2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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I agree with Steve. Jason your grille looks darker than any I've seen before. You may have got a bad batch. The '67 wheel paint I use looks like a better match to me.
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Old 02/22/2006, 07:44 AM   #5
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I am sending samples back to the paint company to verify the color. Will update when I get a response.

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Old 02/24/2006, 08:02 PM   #6
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I'll post some close up paint samples of my (4) lucas pedestals...next to my repainted GT/CS HCS grill. You'll see in the photos that it's very close. My pedestals may have faded, but I stripped off a coat of black paint on one set of pedestals and found that the color seems to be the same as the other set. I should have the photo's made and posted Saturday or Sunday.

I used Cast Blast on my Grille. I liked how close it matches my original paint.

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Old 11/01/2007, 07:28 PM   #7
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Hi there; I'm with Steve. Although I'm no expert, I do have a set of NOS pedestals that have never been installed. There finish is closer to that of the cast blast color previously mentioned, and I'm pretty sure they haven't lightened much with their age.

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Old 08/27/2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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Does anyone make a spray bomb paint that comes close to matching the correct grill color?
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Old 08/30/2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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post #3 has the website I got mine from. I called them up and told them that I needed Ford 32930 color code in a spray can. Still have part of a can around here somewhere.

only way to know for sure is to find a NOS pedestal set for sale somewhere or NOS grill pieces.

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Hey there Highlander - I was just reading old threads & wanted to ask if you still have the old NOS pedestals for the Lucas light setup. I just bought a CS/GT in Canada over this last month, brought it home Saturday & the Grill & ring are set up with Marshall mounts, but the car originally had the Lucas lights, which I have, but need the mounts, pedestals & Grill. Any help?

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Hi there; I'm with Steve. Although I'm no expert, I do have a set of NOS pedestals that have never been installed. There finish is closer to that of the cast blast color previously mentioned, and I'm pretty sure they haven't lightened much with their age.

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