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Michael L.

Paint Formula-Top Mechanism-41 Continental Cabriolet

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Good Afternoon Lincoln Fans:

Can anyone provide a paint mixing formula for the convertible top mechanism that I can take to our local body shop supply and get them to mix for me?  According to the Authenticity Manual, the Ford code for it is C-CG484.  The body shop supply I talked to today couldn't translate that into anything they can work with.

I appreciate any help you can provide.

Mike L.

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Well .....  Michael L. , since no one else will jump on ; I'll see if I can help. What year of car are you restoring that needs this paint mix?

When I restored my 'LZ conv.  I used a Dupont- Lucite, Acrylic Lacquer. #9971L, code40286---Beige. I have shown my car many times

and no one has ever questioned it . From some research that I have done Dupont has sold off their auto paint business to AXALTA.

Run this up on the internet and get all details, good luck, don't give up

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Sorry for the oversight, you did say   '41 LC Cab  BTW  .I  checked my "Authenticity Manual"  edited by 

 Robert Prins , and it states " All top bows ,except the for the front header which was leather covered, were painted 

FORD "Top Bow Tan".Also painted this tan were the top roof -side rails ,quarter pillar lock assys.. and the top slat iron

assys..In another section the book mentions "TOP BOW TAN- same color on all FoMoCo Contv. top bows and slat irons 

 from 1932-1948. Acopra-tan hue with a very  slight  olive drab hue????

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That's exactly right Larry, all Ford Convertibles of that era used that finding it today may be a bit more difficult.

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You might try calling Color-Rite Refinishing for some help with that color.  He no longer produces the paint due to a number of issues, but he was for years the go to guy for the correct colors, maybe he can help with the codes you need.

 

203 393 0240.  Ed Spagnolia. ( may have murdered the spelling of his last name.)

 

Tom

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Ok, located what I had left or that paint, the Sherwiin Williams paint number is CG484. Top Iron Tan /Gray for vintage FoMoCo vehicles.   Hope this is helpful.

Tom

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Ok, being the A type that has to have everything as correct I can make it, I cannot fine a source for this paint BUT, I did read a thread on fordbarn and a guy there was restoring his 40 convertible , ordered a rear window frame that matched the top bow paint.  Went to a paint supplier with this frame , and what he says is almost an exact color for those bows is either a Ditzler or PPG paint code

# DAR25319  Mercedes tan.  

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