Ok Im gonna take a stab at this from memory. These are the factory names. I only know about P-Type colors, so somebody please weigh in on the L-Types.
Super White - all years
Super Red - 1982-1984
Super Deep Red - 1985+
Terra Cotta - 1982-83
Gloss Black - all years
Silver - 1985+
Lt Blue - 1982
Lt Blue - 1984 (different from 82)
Dark Blue - 1983
Dark Blue - 1984+ (different from 83)
Deep Maroon - 1984+
Red/Black - 1982
Lt Blue/Dk Blue - 1984
Deep Maroon/Mahogany - 1984
Dk Blue/Silver - 1985 _
The L-Types had unique Grey and Gold colors, but I dont know their correct names. I'll just wait for Chris Eng to return from Vegas
Let's see, the early L-Type's had a 2-tone Black/Silver, and the 83 also had a 2-tone Rose Gray/Mahogany color. Will need to look at the 82 & 83 Brochure's again.
Mind everyone again, the color names listed are the ones from the US Spec Sales Brochures. Color names will differ between countries. Thanks to ArtM who sent me some .pdf copies of his Canadian 85 Brochure, the Canadian SDR's are actually called Royal Red. :shock:
I think this should be added to the FAQ... but adding the color codes is a must. I'll compose a graph if people help contribute their codes to me. I believe this can be found on the drivers side firewall plate - at least the 84+ cars are. Ive got 84 Dk Blue and Super White covered already.
202 = Gloss Black (82-86)
297 = Two-tone Black Metallic/Silver Metallic (81)
299 = Two-tone Red/Gloss Black (82)
2B8 = Two-tone Silver Gray Metallic/Dark Gray Metallic (82)
2K7 = Two-tone Rose Gray/Mahogany (83)
2P3 = Two-tone Light Blue/Dark Blue (84)
2P4 = Two-tone Deep Maroon/Mahogany (84)
2U4 = Two-tone Dark Blue/Super Silver (85)
372 = Red Metallic (80)
3C2 = Mahogany (83)
3C7 = Rose Gray (83)
3D1 = Super Red (82 - 84)
3A1 = Red Metallic (82)
3A7 = Terra Cotta (82 - 83)
379 = Deep Maroon/Maroon (84 - 86)
3F2 = Super Deep Red (85-86)
6A5 = Black Metallic Clear Coat (81)
6A8 = Black Metallic (79 - 81)
861 = Light Blue Metallic (79)
888 = Light Blue Metallic Clear Coat (81)
889 = Light Blue Metallic Clear Coat (82)
894 = Light Blue Metallic Clear Coat (84)
896 = Dark Blue Metallic (83)
8B4 = Dark Blue Metallic (84-86)
Most of the above paint codes are fairly correct, because I pulled them off of junkyard cars & sent them to David Cotter when he still had his TSRP website. For the most part, I still need to get some more MKI paint codes, and I need confirmation of some MKII 2-tone paint codes. Namely some of the early L-Type ones, like the Black/Silver Metallic, the Rose Gray/Mahogany, and the 84 P-Type Deep Maroon/Mahogany
FYI!! Don't bother checking w/ the Paintscratch website, there are a few paint codes that are not correct. One of them includes the Silver Metallic for the 81 model year!! Paintscratch says that Silver Metallic is code 137, my firewall dataplate on the Silver Slug says code 125. There are a few others that I know are correct, so I used those.
Later this week, I'll bring in the 79 - 85 Sales Brochures & look at the paint names that we need codes for. I will try & update this listing when possible. I do know I have the code for the 1981 2-tone Black/Silver for the MKI.
Keep those paint codes coming everyone!!!!! This is something that sorely needs to be updated!!!!
Lucky me get's to tackle this next big project!!!! Whee.....
The following paint names, I am in need of the paint codes!!! Please check your firewall dataplate & post the information that you have here.
1979: Please send me ANYTHING you have, except for White, Copper Metallic, and the Light Blue Metallic. The 79 US Sales Brochure does not list ANY paint names... Nice huh...
Light Blue Metallic (might be the same as 79)
2-Tone Black Metallic/Silver Metallic (not the same as 81, different paint scheme).
2-Tone Deep Red/Beige Metallic
Silver Grey Metallic (L-Type)
2-Tone Haze Gray/Gray (L-Type)
None needed (Thanks Archie!!)
Light Blue (L-Type)
None needed (Thanks Archie!!)
If anyone can help me fill in the blanks on these paint codes, by checking your firewall dataplate, I would be much appreciated.
Again, PLEASE DO NOT rattle off the paint codes that are on the www.paintscratch website!!!! There are quite a few there that are incorrect!!!! I need verification from your firewall dataplate, thus I can be sure of it's accuracy!!
Bonus updates, thanks to a few PM's, and looking at the results from our favorite "SEARCH FUNCTION" for about 45 minutes. Thus the Search function results are now tapped out. Still need to hear from everyone.
Paint scheme. Everything above the "beltline" (above the side mouldings) is done in Super Red. Everything below the side mouldings, INCLUDING the fender flares (the entire flare), is done in Gloss Black. I "think" my 82 Brochure has a picture of this, I can't remember (the brochures are at home today).
As a matter of fact Chris, there is approx 2 inches of Red below the side rub strips... and most unusual is the front bumper cover is not traditionally black surrounding the grille and fogs. See attached.