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Projects New Ford gray color.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by NastyNas58, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. NastyNas58
    Joined: Feb 16, 2021
    Posts: 13


    I have a 31 roadster that I’m trying to figure out the best gray color to paint it. I’m wanting a vintage gray that I can get a current paint code for.

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  2. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,335

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  3. M42
    Joined: Feb 8, 2016
    Posts: 28


  4. Not a Model A, but a stock 32 color, Tunis Gray.

    Not a roadster, but a B400 in Old Chester Gray with Tunis Gray body stripe.

  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,623

    Jalopy Joker

    go to your local automotive paint supply store and look through their books of colors - plus, there are standard color charts, etc - no easy task but, worth the time to get it right
  6. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,472

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Was just looking at a couple new Rangers for the wife's new daily driver . One was a solid gray no metallic color. Did not do much for the new truck ,but would be a great easy to match option for a traditional hot rod. Just google 2021 Ford Ranger gray to see an example and paint code. Larry
  7. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,000

    jimmy six

    All the current manufacturers are producing solid gray cars today it’s the new “in” color. Last time I remember a solid gray getting popular was for the 62 VW although it was lighter. To me either one would look good on an early Ford especially with red solid pinstriped steel wheels.
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  8. Lithium gray
  9. Gofannon
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 641


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  10. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,607


    Called Anthracite, a great color. Used by Mercedes and Porsche too. I have a '64 Beetle with it.
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  11. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,497

    FORDY 6

  12. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,715

    sloppy jalopies

    Looking to paint my project grey,
    but i am "color deficiant"...
    grey is grey unless the 2 are side by side and in very good light...
    i too like the grey and red body, with a [black Cloth covered,Alum top]...
    any pix of fleet grey model As out there ?
  13. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,153


    Go to your local paint store. Ask to look in the "fleet color" book. There will probably be a page of gray colors.
  14. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,715

    sloppy jalopies

  15. NMZeke
    Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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  16. NMZeke
    Joined: Mar 15, 2021
    Posts: 2


    I painted my 31 roadster single stage 1963 VW bus grey. 40E490D1-A9B2-4B68-9B8E-ABA7FE89B58F.jpeg
  17. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,145

    from Burton, MI

    Jeep has a color for 2021 called Sting.
  18. 65stang85
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
    Posts: 50

    from michigan

  19. 65stang85
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
    Posts: 50

    from michigan

    You can search by year and make, lots to choose from most have new PPG codes. I just seen FORTY 6 already posted the site, I almost thought I was going to be of some help:(
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2021
  20. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,834

    from oregon

    I've been seeing a real dark gray color lately on a late model Chrysler, I don't keep up on the models anymore but it gives a sinister look to it.
    Found it, called "destroyer gray", yes, it's real dark but read that it changes slightly in various light conditions.
    Sorry, can't show a photo of the car, post 65 rules and all.
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  21. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,503


    FoMoCo has an older color called Tungsten Gray....Worth a look (I like it!)
  22. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
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  23. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,077

    from norcal

    Nice sum- bitch
  24. Binkman
    Joined: Nov 4, 2017
    Posts: 260


    Stock '34 Ford Cordoba Grey P4210001-2-2 (1).jpg
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  25. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,775


    "Gray is the color of neutrality, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing behind Grey’s practical nature. And that’s what Conquer Grey is all about—a color that exudes quiet calm and confidence without being imposing. Still water runs deep, as they say, so if you consider yourself the silent-but-deadly type, then Conquer Grey is the color for you."

    We have been enthralled with the frozen colors on various sporty cars and trucks. My wife said she would like to see the same grey on a hot rod. She is certain that if we ever move to Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana, her choice of station wagons will remain the same, but a new addition will be added to the custom built, tall, garage for the new 4x4 Ford Raptor Truck, painted in a Conquer Grey. We have seen older models with a Satin Finish Grey that is similar to the “frozen” look, but the latest Raptor Grey is a color she now likes.
    This photo she took a couple of years ago is the Grey that she liked on an old hot rod. But, the new Grey from Ford is now her favorite. It helps that the latest Raptor is one with the most powerful motor combination of any truck on the market. The new R760 HP for a truck to get out of a mountain road during inclement weather.


    Whether we move to the mountains, is another story. A So Cal couple for almost their whole lives is a hard sell to go elsewhere. Our son is rooted here, our granddaughter has selected a So Cal 4 year College to attend in a couple of years, and we just cannot be in any other climate zone. Plus, the family is So Cal oriented, with others in the extended family moving back to So Cal during the pandemic.

    So, it is home then and now. But, that color of grey is tempting for her possible "new" truck. The color white and grey are the two colors that look great and take the least amount of effort to keep clean and shiny. They just do not show dirt or road grime, like other colors.
    We have had our daily drivers colored white or grey since 1997.
  26. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,378


    When I painted the Travelall, I wanted the main body to 'be the same color as grey primer'
    I recall it is a United Airlines Fleet grey. The fenders are Vulcan grey
    Go look at the paint charts at the automotive paint supply house
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  27. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 674

    from SW Ga

    Brushed-on Rustoleum grey. Hahahaaaa.

  28. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,646

    Bandit Billy

    A good name for this thread would have been "50 Shades of Gray"
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  29. skirtless33
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 189


    I have a 2020 Ford 150 the color is called Lead Foot which is a nice dark grey.
  30. mvee33
    Joined: Jul 3, 2010
    Posts: 36


    1935/36 Fords had many gray shades, Lt. gunmetal gray, Benton gray, Benton gray metallic, Cordoba tan etc. If you can get your hands on 35/36 book that will help, lots of excellent original Ford shades over many years, Good Luck.

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