|12-08-2013 01:05 PM|
regardless of the shop they would take the paint code from the vehicle
I have seen up to 7 variations of a factory color when pulling the mixing formulas
air pressure and primer are just a few things that can change the finished look
Often shops will blend the repair over a larger area to hide the repair
|12-08-2013 10:36 AM|
|martxxx||I went to Honda car body repair shop, because A. It was 50 miles closer and i wouldnt have to take 3 buses each way and B. At that stage Ford were still disputing that the blemish was caused at manufacturing stage and not by me. Maybe if ford didn't describe a pearlescent paint as U6 red candy tint CC, when U6 also is red candy pearl tricoat, and red candy metallic tint CC and who knows how many other variants! So basically you are saying, Fords can only be painted by Ford body shops.... might be a of a shock to people who can't afford Ford prices. Pay ford Prices...no matter what they charge???..... maybe thats why they charge so much.|
|12-08-2013 10:22 AM|
If your Focus is going to Ford for a paint blemish repair (warranty work my guess) why did you go to a Honda dealer to get your hood painted?
Learn by your error and pay the price to Ford.... Lesson learned!
|12-06-2013 09:22 PM|
I looked at the picture and said that looks like the Parkway Ford building
The new "race red" was my first choice , they couldn't find me one right away so ended up with Oxford White
|12-06-2013 08:55 PM|
|martxxx||Hi guys, been trying to follow this thread but a little confused. I have a new UK candy red Focus zetec s (November 2013). It came with a paint blemish, but Ford will be fixing that. I managed to get a stone chip on the hood (bonnet for those in UK). I took it to a local Honda approved body shop (couldnt afford Ford body shop prices), and they painted the whole panel. What my car appears to be is a tri-coat pearl finish with a hint or flake in it like other posters have said - but the new painted panel is heavily flaked metallic. Would the bodyshop have used U6 instead of RZ or vice versa?|
|12-06-2013 04:15 PM|
This is the most snow my Focus has seen this year.
|12-04-2013 08:49 PM|
|CunFFS13||I love red definitely! Too bad ain't for sale in MX if you wanna go with the 5spd MT|
|12-04-2013 11:55 AM|
|RonMaiden||Welecome to the forums.|
|12-04-2013 09:45 AM|
Finally picked up my new 'Candy Red' (as they call it here in the UK) Focus Zetec!
A few pics...
|12-03-2013 09:59 PM|
Plastidip or vinyl are what most people seem to do to take care of the chrome trim.
EDIT: Looks like the thread about nightshading your headlights didn't get added to that list...here is the link:
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