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Old 07/08/2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Interior Paint Question

I'm using the attached '1968 interior trim schemes' chart to determine what color to paint the interior but I have a question...

My car has Parchment interior (2U) so according to the trim scheme Group 2 (looks like all of the metal painted surfaces) should be painted 'Light Parchment'. My concern is that the headliner, seats, wind lace, steering wheel, etc. all seem to be more of a 'Dark Parchment'.

I have already painted the rear quarter trim in Light Parchment and it contrasts with the headliner & seats (see picture). Before I paint the doors and instrument panel I wanted to check with the group and see if this seemed correct to everyone. Is it correct to have different shades of Parchment in the same interior?

Any thoughts would be appreciated...

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Old 07/09/2009, 06:57 AM   #2
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Don't know if this help much, but here's a picture of my 68 with an original, unrestored interior. Not much help on the headliner though.

http://www.scottfullerreproductions....57/2510778.htm

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Old 07/09/2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Thanks. Yeah, that is interesting. It does seem clear that the seats and windlace should match the paint. I just don't understand why all the Mustang shops are selling a paint called 'light parchment' because it clearly doesn't match the parchment interior. There is also a Dark Parchment which I'm guessing will be a better match...
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Old 07/09/2009, 08:56 AM   #4
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And here's a 68 parchment interior on a car that my friend recently finished.

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Old 07/10/2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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This car has a parchment interior
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Old 07/10/2009, 10:49 AM   #6
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I'm going to buy some 'Dark Parchment' from NPD and see if it matches better...

Does anyone have a thought on whether to buy Lacquer or SEM (NPD carries both)? According to NPD SEM is good for hard and flexible surfaces. If I'm just painting the metal parts is lacquer the way to go?

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Old 07/10/2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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I'll be interested to see how Dark Parchment matches up, Greg. I've got some dash/door metal scuffs to repaint on my interior (2U) and I agree that the Light Parchment looks too .. light.

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Old 07/11/2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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Tom, I'll report back after I get the paint and get it on the car...
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Old 07/11/2009, 03:06 PM   #9
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The paint color should match the upholstery color, making everything ONE color. Hope the dark parchment does the trick for you. if not, then you could have a paint mixed to match the upholstery. (I've had to do that with some interior reds.)

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Old 09/12/2009, 05:27 PM   #10
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Just to update an old thread...

NPD no longer carries the dark parchment so I decided to have some paint mixed. I am attaching the formula that I ended up using if anyone is interested. I also figured out that you can use a Preval sprayer if you don't have a paint compressor setup. The Preval works surprisingly well. Its great for a weekend project.
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