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ShirleyF

Front Bumper Fix...

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Now that the car is up and running again, I'd like to pretty her up some. 

She's a 96 Sable. Not sure on the paint color. The best I can describe it is a purplish grey.

Anyway, the car is really clean inside and out.

She's spent most of her life in Arizona, so she don't have a speck of rust on her.

There's just a bit of peeling paint on the front bumper area and one vertical ding.

 

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Any advise on fixing this would be appreciated, thanks!

 

 

I just realized that I put this in the wrong board, sorry  :pat:

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Fill, sand, and respray for the damaged part.  Then for the peeling clear coat, needs a respray only.  Figure bout $250-300 for each cover.

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Cheap alternative is to buy a car bra :)

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A car bra, hmmm now there's an idea. She's a girl names Pearl, so appropriate, I think, hehe

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I got a bra for my Thunderbird, give her the support she needs :P

 

But lately she's been showing off to the world :lol:

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Color is Dark Graphite Metallic aka Charcoal Grey by taurus owners. The car bra is an excellent idea! 

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I'm not so sure on that color Josh. It doesn't seem right to me. I could be wrong, of course.

 

I took a pic of the plate on the driver side door.

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So what color is it?

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You have Medium Graphite Metallic, paint code TR. 

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MEDIUM Graphite Metallic. Whoops. I got the name confused haha. On SHOForum we always referred to them as Charcoal Grey so the name slipped my mind :P

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That's OK.

I was confused anyway as the car is purple with a purple interior and graphite just didn't seem to fit.

Oh well, the paint code doesn't lie.  

Thanks again!

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I think Ford may have used the work "graphite" to indicate a color that changes with lighting. My car is Graphite Blue and some days it looks teal, some days it looks bright blue!

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I suppose, but mine looks purple in any light, lol. 

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Graphite is a gray mineral, which both of those paints seem to mimic. Sean your car has a gray/blue hue for sure.

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Here's the colors for 1996. Also, wow I was right on the "Charcoal Grey" part. Been a while since I looked at this chart!

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A lot of people have mistaken the Charcoal Grey cars for Rose Mist cars, it's easy to tell the difference once you see a Rose Mist, however they're pretty similar due to the purple hue that the Charcoal Grey has.

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Charcoal Grey:

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Rose Mist:
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Hmmmm, nothing else that's close to what I can see in your pics has the option of the "Grey Violet" purple interior. 

EDIT: I just saw your door tag picture, we can cross Rose Mist off of the list, it's paint code is "GK" 

Edited by Josh_GL_Limited

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Oh I know it's not Rose Mist, It's not that bright.

It's that Grey Violet color inside and out.

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It's hard to keep the dirt out as I live at the end of a dirt road. She was pretty clean when I got her.

Anyway, thanks again for the help, now I know what color It is.

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