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Unread 07-31-2017, 09:46 PM
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Default CHP Spotlight Painting and White Paint Color

With 0327 going into the body shop next week, I need to answer a question: The Unity spotlight backs: Should they be painted a flat black, or the same black as the body? I seem to remember them as flat black.

The white color used for the CHP paint scheme: I was reading about a guy who restored a 1969 Dodge Polara and he talked about the white paint as being a special blend, not just typical white. Does anyone know about this? I sure hadn't heard of anything like that before. I always assumed it was stock 1982 Ford white.
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flat or even a satin finish would be correct. They are for sure no a glossy finish like the car.
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flat or even a satin finish would be correct. They are for sure no a glossy finish like the car.
Satin finish is correct - here is a shot of my CHP-spec Unity spots fresh out of the box and installed on the car:



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Steve, your paint codes are on the car's buck tag and should read "1C BODY COLOR; 9D DOORS AND ROOF". 1C decodes to Black and 9D to Polar White, see cross reference chart here:

http://mustangattitude.com/cgi-bin/c...odel=Mu stang

The buck tag for my '88 calls out for the body to be 1C Black with the doors and roof to be painted WT 0046 white which is a Ford fleet paint code so at some point with the Mustangs there was a change to a special code for those.
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Just checked the VIN Project and the buck tags for all years after 1982 call for "Special White" or WT 0046 fleet white to be used on the roof and doors. So it looks like 1982 was the only year that a regular production color was used there for CHP units.
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