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    Default Headlight Bezel Paint Color

    The paint on the headlight bezels on my '85 LTD is a bit worn/faded. I would like to repaint them, but I'm having a hard time determining the correct color. Some pictures I see make it look like they were dark grey or almost black (including my '85 Ford Wagons brochure) which doesn't seem right. It almost seems like it should be a silver or argent color like on my '91 Crown Vic. Has anyone ever repainted their bezels and if so what color did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVarnes View Post
    The paint on the headlight bezels on my '85 LTD is a bit worn/faded. I would like to repaint them, but I'm having a hard time determining the correct color. Some pictures I see make it look like they were dark grey or almost black (including my '85 Ford Wagons brochure) which doesn't seem right. It almost seems like it should be a silver or argent color like on my '91 Crown Vic. Has anyone ever repainted their bezels and if so what color did you use?
    Am looking into this myself for an LTD LX restoration project. Is yours an LTD LX ? regular LTDs are different
    1985 LTD LX original owner

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    I'm going to use "charcoal" paint for my bezels on my 84. seems to match.

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    For the darker color, check out 'Dark Argent' or 'Medium Charcoal Metallic' paint from one of the Mustang resto
    parts houses such as NPD. https://www.npdlink.com/store/produc...7675-2977.html
    Last edited by JACook; 11-11-2017 at 12:45 PM.
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    the charcoal came out nice, looks great
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    Last edited by 84FoxLtd; 11-11-2017 at 01:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zak View Post
    Am looking into this myself for an LTD LX restoration project. Is yours an LTD LX ? regular LTDs are different
    Mine is just a regular '85 LTD wagon. Not an LX. I agree the LX bezels almost look black. I'll have to check out the medium charcoal paint. It looks like that was the color on 1970 Mach 1 rocker panel moldings. Looks like it is kind of similar although my bezels are so faded it is hard to tell. I guess at this point anything will look better than what it is now.
    '89 XR-7 5 Speed
    '95 SC 5 Speed
    '91 Crown Vic P72 351W
    '95 Saturn SW2
    '85 Ford LTD Squire

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84FoxLtd View Post
    the charcoal came out nice, looks great
    That looks nice. Is that the same paint from NPD that JACook linked in his post?
    '89 XR-7 5 Speed
    '95 SC 5 Speed
    '91 Crown Vic P72 351W
    '95 Saturn SW2
    '85 Ford LTD Squire

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    NPD 1984-85 Charcoal

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