Just a thought, but if you can't find an exact color match, have you ever thought about going with a contrasting color, such as a grey or charcoal? That way, you won't have to worry about getting an exact match to something that's already there. There is also the possibility that you might find something is a salvage yard that is in pretty good condition. That way, all you'd have to do would be to swap out the parts. God luck and keep us posted.
So as the title states I am looking to refurb this 'finish panel' as the prices for these pieces are a bit ridiculous. And as it is something to receive more wear and tear I'd like to be able to do it again when needed in the future. I am having some trouble finding paint though for it and confusion with color codes/numbers. The color code for my vehicle found inside driver door is 'DL'. From my searching online I believe the color to be Medium Light Stone(sometimes seen online as 1T3A).
I am looking for any suggestions on sourcing products and doing myself. The following is a link for about the closest item I have found online. https://touchupdirect.com/shop/touch-up-paint/ford-medium-light-stone-interior-1t3/ Although it does have the number as 1T3 without the 'A' which is a bit concerning. I have also attached some photos of the piece to display the color.
Again, any and all help is appreciated as I have done a decent amount of searching with very little luck. Maddening that Ford doesn't sell these paints anymore. They obviously want us to purchase new parts at the ridiculous prices.
Side note: I know chrome pieces need some love also; but that is something I figure I could use a more generic product. And excuse the dirtiness. Need to get her cleaned up but it's been raining a good bit here recently in Texas.
It was a narrow apartment parking lot lane and i was backing up to make room for another car, and was going a bit too fast, not sure how fast. His damage was mainly some bent bodywork between the rear wheel and bumper, and the taillight. The hole in the bumper came from his exhaust pipe. That's what happens with bumper mismatch.
Not sure of the cost, as it's all going through insurance.
Wow! Sorry for the bad luck. I'd ask if the RPA was active, but I backed into a parked car while backing out of my driveway with the RPA beeping like crazy - I thought it was seeing the car parked on the other side of the driveway! Felt like a big dope - and of course is was a beautiful evening and everyone in the flipping neighborhood was out at the time.
What is the damage estimate?
If this is posted somewhere already, I apologize. I've searched and can't find it.
I know there is a vacuum line where I need to "T" into for the line to the gauge, but I don't know which one. I have a 1.6, if anyone knows please educate me.
You can buy rodent-resistant tape. This was originally made available to Honda dealers after a class-action lawsuit by owners who'd had expensive damage from rodents attracted to, and feasting, on the soy-based wire insulation used by Honda. Reviews are mixed. There are other rodent-repelling products for automotive wiring. 🐀
A few days ago, I backed up a little too fast into the side/bumper of a 4x4 pickup. Made a mess of my Fusion. The body shop where I got the estimate did put some 'Collision Wrap' on the sides of the trunk. A few days later, the back window shattered on a warm day. Probably because there is some damage along the left side that was already stressing it. The 'glass' in this picture is that plastic you use to help seal a house window during the winter, then use a hair dryer to shrink it tight.
I currently have a 2017 Chevy Malibu LT as a rental. The keyless is nice, but I miss my auto climate, wipers, and blind spot monitoring. It also has a weird thrumming noise coming from the back, and the tires are rather worn (scary to drive in the rain on the expressway.) Also, it has that weird start/stop system, and the 1.5L engine doesn't sound as nice as my V6, although the transmission shifts are MUCH nicer and mostly invisible.