Body Work: Colour Differences

There is a great difference between painting in production and repair painting.

In production, only the bodyshell is painted, it has no trim, upholstery or assemblies. Because of this, other paints, tools and processing techniques can be used. Plastics and the vehicle electronics must not be subjected to temperatures greater than 70°C.

In contrast to that used in production, paint used in the workshop must dry at low temperatures. The finish will also depend on the age of the vehicle and its exposure to the elements; the paint on the vehicle will have changed and will be harder to match identically to the original factory paint colour. 

If you are worried about any difference in paint colour on your vehicle, whether from new or after a repair, we would recommend you visit to your local Ford dealership.


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