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6F code Gold Glow

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Topic: 6F code Gold Glow
Posted By: Gold73
Subject: 6F code Gold Glow
Date Posted: 19-December-2021 at 2:35AM
I have a question about the shade of the gold glow paint used on the 73 Gran Torino’s. Looking at different posts guys have put up with pics of there cars in this color it seems there are quite a bit of color variations. I know age, fading, patina and lighting have something to do with it but I’ve notice some cars are more gold/silver tone and some are gold/mustard tone. So I guess my question is what brand of new paint resembles the true shade from the factory? I have had two different body shops mix the 6F code Gold Glow and they are very different from one another.

Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 19-December-2021 at 12:06PM
Do you have any original paint on your car which would have not been exposed to UV light?  You could try to match that. FWIW, when my paint shop mixed 2B red paint for my car, it was also way off.  I had to bring in a part for them to tweak and get the colour correct.


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Posted By: Gold73
Date Posted: 19-December-2021 at 12:22PM
Unfortunately the car I’m restoring is a different color. My car I had in high school was gold but not sure if it was gold glow.

Posted By: Gold73
Date Posted: 19-December-2021 at 12:25PM

Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 22-December-2021 at 1:26PM
"So I guess my question is what brand of new paint resembles the true shade from the factory?"

I've owned 4 6F cars, one original paint car back in the 70's, and three within the last five years. The current color on my car is a Finish Masters color. If you like it, I can get you the modern paint codes...I think. Just LMK." rel="nofollow -

Posted By: Gold73
Date Posted: 22-December-2021 at 2:08PM
Thank you . I would really appreciate that.

Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 23-December-2021 at 12:24PM
Originally posted by Gold73 Gold73 wrote:

Thank you . I would really appreciate that.

From the Marti Report: 6F Gold Glow Metallic Paint, Ford #5079-A

Took this info off the paint can:
5079 Gold Glamor (they hand wrote gold glow metallic on the lid)
Cromax Pro WBC 5373 CP 4 std # 864064

Bought the paint at finish masters, Dublin, CA.

I don't think the color from this can that is on my car is correct Gold Glow Metallic, but it sure looks like a piece of gold in direct sun!!!

Hope this helps.....

Posted By: Gold73
Date Posted: 23-December-2021 at 3:46PM
Thanks Robert. I’ll check it out.

Posted By: fordismyboss
Date Posted: 24-December-2021 at 12:25PM
I think I found the supplier with the best match!

What do you guys think?

Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 24-December-2021 at 1:01PM
   Looks good to me. Then again, I have no idea what is a good match. I have gold showing on my parts donor but it is pretty nasty. If I can get the trunk open, I bet the bottom of the package tray has original paint on it.

Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 24-December-2021 at 1:06PM
Not sure if there is a door tag on the car but here is the factory paint on mine.

Posted By: Gold73
Date Posted: 24-December-2021 at 1:20PM
The car looks amazing! That shade definitely doesn’t look like it has the mustard tint like one of the ones I’ve had sprayed on a sample. I bet that will really pop in the sunlight.

Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 24-December-2021 at 2:11PM
That is beautiful, and I also wonder what it might look like with a little pearl added to the recipe.

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Posted By: Steve M.
Date Posted: 25-December-2021 at 2:20AM
Looks better than new! I'd say that it's a good match.

Steve M.

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