Paint Code for Rado Grey Rims?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by rcl4668, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Does anyone know the paint code for the color of the OEM, optional grey Rado rims (the ones that are bundled with the red brake calipers). Thanks!
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  3. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    Curb rash?
  4. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Fortunately, no. I like the color of the grey Rados and I am interested in painting some lightweight summer-only rims (the OZ Racing Alleggerita HLT) the same shade of grey.
  5. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I would also like to know...I wanna powdercoat my Rota Grids in that color.
  6. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    I assume that Ford would have the color codes for the wheel. Any Ford reps on this site?
  7. MarkCup

    MarkCup New Member

    If you find out please do let us UK lot know what it is; over a year since release and many wheel refurbs later and were still none the wiser from Ford.

    If it helps, Volvo 932 is as close as anyone's found to Rado grey yet. They'd have to be side by side for you to even detect a hint of difference between them and the proper Ford colour.
  8. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    MarkCup --

    I will send an email to my dealer today and let you know what I hear.
  9. MarkCup

    MarkCup New Member

    Nice, thank you.

    Likewise, if we become aware of it before you I'll post it up here and let you know.

  10. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Thanks. The email has been sent and my dealer replied and said he will follow up.
  11. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I also wanna I can powdercoat my Rota grids that color.
  12. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Status update: My Ford dealer checked with his parts department and said they do not break down the color codes on wheels for their vehicles.
    In other words, Ford apparently does not specify a paint code for the wheels in the resource book or the other purchasing/ordering guides. The option code is 64k but he did not believe that related to a paint code. He will follow up with his body shop tomorrow.
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  13. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Hey thanks for checking with your dealer about this. Much appreciate it.
  14. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    No worries!
  15. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Well, unfortunately my Local Ford dealer seems to have hit a dead end, much like our UK brethren have with their Ford dealers. Here was the response I received today:

    "So I just got done talking with our body shop and they don't have an actual paint code for the colored wheels, just like parts. They are forced to go through some outside company and color match the paint.
    They thought there might be a paint code on those specific wheels but there isn't.

    I'm not sure sure how you would go about getting an exact paint code for those wheel now."

    In my area we have a pretty good wheel shop so I suppose the best option would be to just take the stock rim down there and have them try to do a color match.
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  16. landwombl

    landwombl New Member

    Dealers don't have a paint code for it apparently. Rumour is that it's 2 coats primer and lacquer.

    Good news is Volvo anthracite 932 is a great match
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  17. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Thanks so much!
  18. Cheran24

    Cheran24 New Member

    hi all

    Im a professional painter and i run a business selling touch up paints for car and motorcycles. I specialise in alloy wheel colours and rare colours

    I stock ford rado grey factory correct on my ebay shop! I supply to ford garages accross england! Its the factory correct colour!

    If you want to buy/take a look, please Go onto ebay and type in ford rado grey touch up
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