1981 Ford Group Paint Charts and Color Codes

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1981 Ford Group Paint Charts and Color Codes


For correct identification, please refer to the Colour Code Listings on this site.
Also see: 1981 Ford Group DuPont and Color Codes.
Ford Color Code Location Chart
Two-Tone Combinations - The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body colour. The second letter identifies the roof colour. For example, the combinatin BM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Dark Maroon and the roof are in Wimbledon White.

Lucite®
- Acrylic Lacquer is recommended for SPOT REPAIR, panel repair and overall refinishing of all original automotive finishes.

Centari - Acrylic Enamel is recommended for small area, panel repair and overall refinishing.

Dulux® - Enamel may be used for panel repair and overall refinishing.

Note - It may be necessary at all times to tint colours to produce a satisfactory match due to normal weathering and changes in colour standards.
Ford Group Paint Charts and Color Codes for 1981
SAMPLE

COLOUR

MFR. PAINT CODE

LUCITE® CODE
CENTARI® CODE
DULUX® CODE

YEAR

USE

1981 Ford Black

Ford Black

1C

99
99
93-005

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Silver Metallic

Ford Silver Metallic

1G

5580
5580
5580

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Medium Gray Metallic

Ford Medium Gray Metallic

1P

44783
44783
44783

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Pewter Metallic

Ford Light Pewter Metallic

1T

B8194
B8194
B8194

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Dove Gray

Ford Light Dove Gray

12

C8065
C8065
C8065

1981

Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Medium Pewter Metallic

Ford Medium Pewter Metallic

17

B8147
B8147
B8147

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Bright Bittersweet

Ford Bright Bittersweet

2G

C8052
C8052
C8052

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Red Metallic

Ford Medium Red Metallic

2H

45761
45761
45761

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Candyapple Red

Ford Candyapple Red

2K

C8053
C8053
C8053

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Maroon Metallic

Ford Maroon Metallic

2Q

43511
43511
43511

1981

Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Red

Ford Medium Red

24

B8148
B8148
B8148

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Bright Red

Ford Bright Red

27

B8055
B8055
B8055

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Dark Blue Metallic

Ford Dark Blue Metallic

3D

C8056
C8056
B8056

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Medium Blue

Ford Light Medium Blue

3F

45762
45762
45762

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Blue Metallic

Ford Medium Blue Metallic

3H

45763
45763
45763

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Dark Blue Metallic

Ford Dark Blue Metallic

3L

45765
45765
45765

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Bright Blue Metallic

Ford Bright Blue Metallic

3M

B8150
B8150
B8150

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Dark Blue Metallic 45779

Ford Dark Blue Metallic

3Q

45779
45779

1981

Mercury

1981 Ford Pastel Pine Metallic

Ford Pastel Pine Metallic

4E

C8057
C8057
C8057

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Dark Spruce Metallic

Ford Medium Dark Spruce Metallic

4J

B8152
B8152
B8152

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Fawn Metallic

Ford Light Fawn Metallic

5H

B8192
B8192
B8192

1981

Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Dark Brown Metallic

Ford Medium Dark Brown Metallic

5Q

44174
44174
44174

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Dark Brown Metallic

Ford Dark Brown Metallic

5V

B8155
B8155
B8155

1981

Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Fawn Metallic

Ford Medium Fawn Metallic

55

B8157
B8157
B8157

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Sand Metallic

Ford Sand Metallic

6B

B8027
B8027
B8027

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Bright Yellow

Ford Bright Yellow

6N

B8026
B8026
B8026

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Chrome Yellow

Ford Chrome Yellow

6T

B8180
B8180
B8180

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Tan

Ford Tan

6U

44104
44104
44104

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Antique Cream

Ford Antique Cream

62

45139
45139
45139

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Spruce Metallic

Ford Light Spruce Metallic

7B

B8195
B8195
B8195

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Bright Lime Green Metallic

Ford Bright Lime Green Metallic

7C

B8196
B8196
B8196

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Dark Pine Metallic

Ford Dark Pine Metallic

7M

C8068
C8068
C8068

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Bittersweet Metallic

Ford Medium Bittersweet Metallic

8D

B8028
B8028
B8028

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Dark Cordovan Metallic

Ford Dark Cordovan Metallic

8N

44761
44761
44761

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Pastel Chamois

Ford Pastel Chamois

86

45142
45142
45142

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Fawn

Ford Fawn

89

B8181
B8181
B8181

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford White

Ford White

9D

43326
43326
43326

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
Lincoln & Mark VI Exterior Color Codes for 1981
SAMPLE

COLOUR

MFR. PAINT CODE

LUCITE® CODE
CENTARI® CODE
DULUX® CODE

YEAR

USE

1981 Ford Black

Ford Black

1C

99
99
93-005

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Light Pewter Metallic

Ford Light Pewter Metallic

1J

C8071
C8071

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Medium Pewter Metallic

Ford Medium Pewter Metallic

1K

C8072
C8072

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Pewter Metallic

Ford Dark Pewter Metallic

1L

B8182
B8182

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Silver Metallic

Ford Silver Metallic

15

C8084
C8084

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Red Metallic

Ford Dark Red Metallic

23

45162
45162

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Medium Red

Ford Medium Red

24

B8148
B8148
B8148

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Blue Metallic

Ford Dark Blue Metallic

3Q

45779
45799

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Light Blue Metallic

Ford Light Blue Metallic

3Y

B8175
B8175

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Pine Opal Metallic

Ford Pine Opal Metallic

4G

C8075
C8075

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Pine Metallic

Ford Dark Pine Metallic

4F

C8074
C8074

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Medium Nutmeg Metallic

Ford Medium Nutmeg Metallic

5J

B8187
B8187

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Champagne Metallic

Ford Dark Champagne Metallic

54

C8077
B8077

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Medium Fawn Metallic

Ford Medium Fawn Metallic

56

C8078
C8078

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Light Fawn Metallic

Ford Light Fawn Metallic

57

C8081
C8081

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Light Gold Metallic

Ford Light Gold Metallic

6J

C8082
C8082

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Cream

Ford Cream

6P

43938
43938
43938

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Dark Bittersweet Metallic

Ford Dark Bittersweet Metallic

8E

C8080
C8080

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Medium Dark Nutmeg Metallic

Ford Medium Dark Nutmeg Metallic

8L

B8134
B8134

1981

All Models

1981 Ford Fawn

Ford Fawn

89

B8181
B8181
B8181

1981

All Models

1981 Ford White

Ford White

9D

43326
43326
43326

1981

All Models
Ford & Lincoln Interior Color for 1981
SAMPLE

COLOUR

MFR. PAINT CODE
LUCIT® CODE

YEAR

USE

1981 Ford Black Metallic

Ford Black Metallic

A4A/95A
9354

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Black

Ford Black

58A
99

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Medium Wedgewood Blue

Ford Medium Wedgewood Blue

G3B/34B
45793

1981

Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Midnite Blue Metallic

Ford Midnite Blue Metallic

N1B
45794

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Dark Red Metallic

Ford Dark Red Metallic

A2D/A3D
9940

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Medium Red Metallic

Ford Medium Red Metallic

37D/74D
C8042

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Bittersweet

Ford Bittersweet

03E/24E
C8045

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Vaquero

Ford Medium Vaquero

31F
45795

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Dark Cordovan

Ford Dark Cordovan

36F
44249

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Pewter

Ford Light Pewter

07H
C8046

1981

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury

1981 Ford Medium Pewter

Ford Medium Pewter

22H
C8047

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Light Sand

Ford Light Sand

15L
45791

1981

Ford and Mercury

1981 Ford Nutmeg

Ford Nutmeg

C5T
C8164

1981

Lincoln

1981 Ford Light Fawn

Ford Light Fawn

D7U
C8165

1981

Ford, Mercury and Lincoln

1981 Ford Medium Fawn

Ford Medium Fawn

D8U/E6U
C8166

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford White

Ford White

12W
44201

1981

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird

1981 Ford Light Gold

Ford Light Gold

17Y
43598

1981

Lincoln
1981 FORD GROUP STRIPING COLORS
MFR. PAINT CODE
COLOR
STOCK NO.
YEAR
46E
Bright Bittersweet
C8167
1981
H3D
Bright Bittersweet
C8052
1981
42E
Dark Bittersweet
C8168
1981
52A
Black
99
1981
85B
Dark Blue
9886
1981
51B
Light Blue
45145
1981
H6B
Medium Blue
4796
1981
05T
Brown
44173
1981
39T
Medium Caramel
45288
1981
31T
Dark Champagne
9884
1981
58U
Light Champagne
45575
1981
A2U
Medium Champagne
45855
1981
91C
Light Chamois
44785
1981
27F
Dark Cordovan
44787
1981
32Y
Gold Metallic
45289
1981
B4G
Gold Metallic
5269
1981
97V
Bright Nutmeg
5208
1981
89C
Light Orange
44789
1981
66D
Red Orange
5229
1981
43H
Pewter
C8049
1981
37M
Light Pine
45856
1981
19V
Dark Rattan
C8048
1981
F2D
Dark Red
43640
1981
C2P
Silver
4733
1981
15R
Dark Spruce
C8169
1981
53W
White
4775
1981
62V
Yellow
4878
1981
1981 FORD COLORS
MFR. PAINT CODE
STOCK NO.
COLOR
USE
1C
99
Black Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird
1G
5580
Silver Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
1J
C8071
Light Pewter Metallic C/C Lincoln
1K
C8072
Medium Pewter Metallic C/C Lincoln
1L
B8182
Dark Pewter Metallic C/C Lincoln
1P
44783
Medium Gray Metallic Ford and Mercury
1T
B8194
Light Pewter Metallic Ford and Mercury
12
C8065
Light Dove Gray Mercury and Thunderbird
15
B8064
Silver Metallic C/C Lincoln
17
C8147
Medium Pewter Metallic Ford and Mercury
2G
B8052
Bright Bittersweet Ford and Mercury
2H
45761
Medium Red Metallic Ford and Mercury
2K
C8053
Candyapple Red Ford and Mercury
2Q
43511
Maroon Metallic Mercury
23
45162
Dark Red Metallic C/C Lincoln
24
B8148
Medium Red Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird
27
B8055
Bright Red Ford and Mercury
3D
C8056
Dark Blue Metallic Ford and Mercury
3F
45762
Light Medium Blue Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
3H
45763
Medium Blue Metallic Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird
3L
45765
Dark Blue Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
3M
B8150
Bright Blue Metallic Ford and Mercury
3Q
45779
Dark Blue Metallic C/C Lincoln and Mercury
3Y
B8175
Light Blue Metallic C/C Lincoln
4E
C8057
Pastel Pine Metallic Ford and Mercury
4F
C8074
Dark Pine Metallic C/C Lincoln
4G
C8075
Pine Opal Metallic Lincoln
4J
B8152
Medium Dark Spruce Metallic Ford and Mercury
5H
B8192
Light Fawn Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
5J
B8187
Medium Nutmeg MetaLlic C/C Lincoln
5Q
44174
Medium Dark Brown Metallic Ford and Mercury
5V
B8155
Dark Brown Metallic Mercury
54
C8077
Dark Champagne Metallic C/C Lincoln
55
B8157
Medium Fawn Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
56
C8078
Medium Fawn Metallic C/C Lincoln
57
C8081
Light Fawn Metallic C/C Lincoln
6B
B8027
Sand Metallic Ford and Mercury
6J
C8082
Light Gold Metallic C/C Lincoln
6N
B8026
Bright Yellow Ford and Mercury
6R
B8058
Cream Lincoln
6U
44104
Tan Ford and Mercury
61
D8122
Medium Yellow Ford and Mercury
62
45139
Antique Cream Ford and Mercury
7B
B8195
Light Spruce Metallic Ford and Mercury
7C
B8196
Bright Lime Green Metallic Ford and Mercury
7M
C8068
Dark Pine Metallic Ford and Mercury
8D
B8028
Medium Bittersweet Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
8E
C8080
Dark Bittersweet Metallic C?C Lincoln
8L
C8184
Medium Dark Nutmeg Metallic C/C Lincoln
8N
44761
Dark Cordovan Metallic Ford, Mercury and Thunderbird
86
45142
Pastel Chamois Ford and Mercury
89
B8181
Fawn Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird
9D
43326
White Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Thunderbird
1981 FORD COURIER IMPORTED CAR COLORS
MFR. PAINT CODE
COLOR
COLOR NO.
YEAR
AX
Wind Blue
5055
1977-1981
DE
Max Blue
22852
1981
NG
Dark Brown
22563
1979-1981
PZ
Black
22747
1979-1981
RH
Sunrise Red
8182
1977-1981
WR
Cloud White
8089
1975-1981
YQ
Yoke Yellow
8134
1976-1981

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Acrylic Enamel Basecoat/Clearcoat System


Designed to repair O.E.M. basecoat/clearcoat finishes applied by the vehicle manufacturer. This system provides a finish that exhibits a beautiful wet gloss with improved durability. The development of the basecoat/clearcoat system is a significant breakthrough in Automotive Clearcoat Refinishing virtually eliminating the problems normally associated with a clear top coat finish.

Preparation: Wash the area to be refinished with detergent and water. Solvent clean with No. 6383 Kleanz-Easy. Dry sand with random orbit sander using 240 Lube-Kut Paper. Treat exposed steel with No. 6877 Triple Etch. Treat exposed aluminum with No. 6879 Twin Etch and No. 8829 Zincrom Primer. For spot surfacing use Martin-Senour Lacquer Primer Surfacers Nos. 3252, 3253, 3257 or 3258. For complete surfacing use No. 8094 Synthol Enamel Primer Surfacer. Seal with Quik-Seal non-sanding primer sealer Nos. 8097, 8098 or 8099 reduced 100% with No. 8004 Symmetro Flow Reducer. Allow to dry a minimum of 30 minutes before recoating.

Basecoat Application: Reduce the Acrylic Enamel Basecoat 75% with no. 8831, 8832 or 8834 Acrylic Enamel Reducer. Add No. 8850 Catyl-Ad to the reduced basecoat in the proportion of 4 oz. of No. 8850 to one quart of unreduced basecoat. The sprayable pot life, at 75F. is six hours. Apply two to three light coats at 50-60 p.s.i. at the gun, allowing a minimum of 20 minutes flash time between coats. (This is less than the film thickness required for regular Acrylic Enamel). Apply only enough basecoat to achieve hiding and color uniformity. The basecoat does not need to be glossy. Maximum film thickness of basecoat is 2 mils. Drying time before clear is two (2) hours above 70F., and sixteen (16) hours below 70F.

Clearcoat Application: No. 8852 Clear is supplied ready to spray. Add No. 8850 Catyl-Ad in the proportion of 2 oz. of No. 8850 to 1 quart of No. 8852 Clear. If more flow is desired in the Clear, reduce the mixture up to 25% with No. 8831 or 8832 Acrylic Enamel Reducer. Apply two medium wet cross coats at 45 to 55 p.s.i., allowing a minimum of 15 minutes flash time between coats. Do not add excessive amounts of Clear. Allow to dry overnight at temperatures no cooler than 65F. The maximum film thickness of Clearcoat that may be safely applied is 1.5 mils.

SPECIAL NOTES:


Fisheyes: Do not use regular No. 77 or No. 77B Squirtz in Basecoat and Clearcoat. If Fisheye presents a problem, add 2 to 4 ounces of No. 87 Fisheye Eliminator to unreduced gallon of both Basecoat and Clearcoat.

Catyl-Ad #8850: Must be added to the Basecoat and Clearcoat or a film failure will occur.

Force Drying: The basecoat may be force dried for 15 minutes at 120 to 125F., prior to applying the Clearcoat. Do not force dry after the Clearcoat has been applied.

Note:


It is important all products and procedures specified in this systemf must be followed. Any usage of the Basecoat/ Clearcoat system other than stated above or on the product label is at the customer's own risk.
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