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Lenny

Focus Zetec S Rear Skirt Colour Of Centre Section?

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Hi all,

I have a mk2.5 focus and ive purchased a Genuine Ford Zetec S body kit for it,

the complete zetec s rear lip is in primer grey

my focus is moondust silver what colour should the centre section be sprayed on the rear skirt to give it the look of an original Zetec S

is it sea grey metalic?

or would it look good in sea grey metalic next to the moondust silver body?

any help would be much apprecieated here guys thank_you.gif

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Lenny

Never seen a moondust silver one in the 's' trim, but a mate of the chap across the road has a blue 's' mk2.5, and the centre bit is dark grey. Personally I think it would look OK grey.

Found one on the web, what do you think.....

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I have a Zetec S in white, but the centre section (diffuser) is the same colour on all body colours.

Its definitely not as dark as the sea grey or as light as the moondust silver, as seen here

ford-focus-2009-sea-grey-met-hatchback-1-6-zetec-s-5dr-bd39a370c5ca3aa9fe016f7a16674006-m2.jpg

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It looks more like the colour of the new ka in grey

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Hope this helps, and hope the zetec s conversion goes well :)

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I have a Zetec S in white, but the centre section (diffuser) is the same colour on all body colours.

Its definitely not as dark as the sea grey or as light as the moondust silver, as seen here

It looks more like the colour of the new ka in grey

Hope this helps, and hope the zetec s conversion goes well :)

wow thanks very much mate,

i really apprecieate the time you have taken to gather and upload those pictures.

the panel seems to be in primer similar to the colour of the new Ka grey so im thinking ill just get the outer section colour coded to the car and leave the centre section as it is because it seems to be a close enough match if not the same as the one in the first picture you have uploaded above.

thanks for your time.

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Lenny

Never seen a moondust silver one in the 's' trim, but a mate of the chap across the road has a blue 's' mk2.5, and the centre bit is dark grey. Personally I think it would look OK grey.

Found one on the web, what do you think.....

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thanks mate,

looks good enough to me, think ill leave the centre as it is and just colour code the outer part,

it seems to be a good enough match to all the pictures uploaded,

here is a pictur of the skirt:

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finally getting thr kit fitted beginning next month :D

ive had it up in the attic since june 2011 and been talking about fitting it since then, but im doing the front lip and rear skirt next month followed by the ST/zetec s side skirts the following month then a good 8 hour wash & wax

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To be honest mate those pics were just copied from dealer websites :P

is that all one part or two separate parts? because I think mine is in two parts, although I'm not sure

I think it would look better coloured in sea grey or black, this is something I am considering as the 'primer' colour looks a bit plain, well in my opinion, but even the 'primer' coloured one has metallic paint as standard.

If you were to leave it just primer it will gather dirt and be hard to clean, it will need a lacquer coating to prevent this. Just in case you didn't know, I don't want to insult your knowledge

Happy to help mate :)

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To be honest mate those pics were just copied from dealer websites :P

is that all one part or two separate parts? because I think mine is in two parts, although I'm not sure

I think it would look better coloured in sea grey or black, this is something I am considering as the 'primer' colour looks a bit plain, well in my opinion, but even the 'primer' coloured one has metallic paint as standard.

If you were to leave it just primer it will gather dirt and be hard to clean, it will need a lacquer coating to prevent this. Just in case you didn't know, I don't want to insult your knowledge

Happy to help mate :)

thanks mate,

i dont know anything about painting mate so please share your knowledge with me and the rest of the readers, please dont be afraid to share knowledge encase it upsets people, im no professional and were all here to learn and share information and i apprecieate all you are telling me,

the panel is all one piece and comes with a new blanking plate for the tow eye, illustrated fitting instructions and four rivets,

two of them go on the ends of the bumper where the mud flaps go normally, and the other two go in the centre of the bumper for added support but it is all one piece,

i need to purchase some Tiger seal bonding too.

i didnt know that primer finish would attract dirt etc,

and i had initally thought of going for panther black but then you may not notice the detail in it as much because it would be too dark,

so i think sea grey would be the best option,

i need the paint code for the sea grey now too lol

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okay I shall share some of the little knowledge I have on painting car body parts. For a start I have only used the spray paint from halfords, and have no experience using a spray gun but the methods are the same. Using the spray paints requires alot of practice as will not get the right finish first time if doing yourself, but by the sounds of it you are having the parts professionally sprayed?

if you imagine the primer part to be a piece of paper, it can be drawn on by a light or heavy pencil ( the dirt / mud ) then the lacquer is like laminating the paper, so only something like a permanent marker or a sharp tool ( road tar, or scratches ) will affect the laminated paper.

With the light or heavy pencil marks, these can be hard to remove from the paper using a rubber and will likely smudge ( trying to wash mud off the primer will 'grind' the mud into the paint )

The laminated paper can be cleaned easily using water and soap ( same as washing the lacquered parts with soapy water and a sponge )

Just an example.

However it is more complex than just painting and then lacquering as each coat of paint must be left to dry then sanded with very fine wet and dry. Up to 2 or 3 coats of the paint are needed then maybe 1 or 2 coats of lacquer, however this maybe more depending on how thick you apply the paint.

As I am no painting professional I am not claiming this is all correct but just as a basic example.

It is much wiser to get parts done by professionals if you have no experience, but the price is a lot more.

Back on topic I think the sea grey is the best bet, will look nice on a silver body :)

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okay I shall share some of the little knowledge I have on painting car body parts. For a start I have only used the spray paint from halfords, and have no experience using a spray gun but the methods are the same. Using the spray paints requires alot of practice as will not get the right finish first time if doing yourself, but by the sounds of it you are having the parts professionally sprayed?

if you imagine the primer part to be a piece of paper, it can be drawn on by a light or heavy pencil ( the dirt / mud ) then the lacquer is like laminating the paper, so only something like a permanent marker or a sharp tool ( road tar, or scratches ) will affect the laminated paper.

With the light or heavy pencil marks, these can be hard to remove from the paper using a rubber and will likely smudge ( trying to wash mud off the primer will 'grind' the mud into the paint )

The laminated paper can be cleaned easily using water and soap ( same as washing the lacquered parts with soapy water and a sponge )

Just an example.

However it is more complex than just painting and then lacquering as each coat of paint must be left to dry then sanded with very fine wet and dry. Up to 2 or 3 coats of the paint are needed then maybe 1 or 2 coats of lacquer, however this maybe more depending on how thick you apply the paint.

As I am no painting professional I am not claiming this is all correct but just as a basic example.

It is much wiser to get parts done by professionals if you have no experience, but the price is a lot more.

Back on topic I think the sea grey is the best bet, will look nice on a silver body :)

thanks mate you explain it very well,

i have a friend of a friend who runs a body shop from his house and has all of the equipment,

he sprayed the rear spoiler for me for 70 euro so hopfully the kit will be along the same lines.

and i just need the sea grey paint code,

if anyone reading has a sea grey ford please tell me the paint code.

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No problem :)

You can find paint colour codes on halfords website by just typing in the colour name

It comes up as Sea Grey - 6DYE

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchCmd?srch=sea+grey&department=all&action=search&storeId=10001&catalogId=10151&langId=-1

Not sure is this is the proper ford colour code, but it should match identically

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No problem :)

You can find paint colour codes on halfords website by just typing in the colour name

It comes up as Sea Grey - 6DYE

http://www.halfords....10151&langId=-1

Not sure is this is the proper ford colour code, but it should match identically

thats brilliant thanks

just thinking i may go to halfords and purchase some 300ml spray cans of the sea grey colour and give them to the body shop along with the rear skirt,

so then it would be much easier to explain to them what im after and all they need to do is spray the outer section with moondust silver that they can mix themselves and use the halfords cans on the diffuser part,

would four cans of halfors 300ml sea grey be enough do you reckon?

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Lenny,

I have managed to get hold of the ST rear bumper and plan to fit the ST diffuser on it. The diffuser is a dark grey cvolour but i plan on painting it black - was gonna try carbon fibre effect but gonna stick to black instead.

Also got hold of the front zetec spoiler now and skirts are the only thing missing. like yourself, i just need the time to be able to fit it all. the front spoiler will need trimming as it has lugs which attach to the front bumper? I will try and post some pics later.

also, thanks for the advice Haz.

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Lenny,

I have managed to get hold of the ST rear bumper and plan to fit the ST diffuser on it. The diffuser is a dark grey cvolour but i plan on painting it black - was gonna try carbon fibre effect but gonna stick to black instead.

Also got hold of the front zetec spoiler now and skirts are the only thing missing. like yourself, i just need the time to be able to fit it all. the front spoiler will need trimming as it has lugs which attach to the front bumper? I will try and post some pics later.

also, thanks for the advice Haz.

Nice one mate,

look foward to the pictures, cant remember seeing any lugs on my front lip, but its up in the attic since june 2011 so i have forgotten exactly how it looks to be honest.

also the zetec s and the st share the same model of side skirts so if your planning to purchase a set on ebay,

it doesnt matter if they came from a st or a zetec s their the same shape.

any plans for us to do a group purchase on a pallet of Tiger seal? :lol:

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Can't find sea grey amongst the official focus colour codes but this is what i have if any use at all to you -

Ford FINIS paint codes (All Focus Models) Aerosols (150ml cans)

Ford Finis1311135 – Metropolis blue (a)

Ford Finis 1306174 – Medium harvest gold (a-)

Ford Finis 1313940 – Dark true blue (b-)

Ford Finis 1306569 – Colorado red (c-)

Ford Finis 1307254 – Machine silver (d-)

Ford Finis 1310445 – Radiant red (e-)

Ford Finis 1316236 – Panther black (f-)

Ford Finis 1316242 – Amparo blue (g-)

Ford Finis 1316238 – Jewel green (g-)

Ford Finis 1315722 – State blue (h-)

Ford Finis 1315848 – Aquamarine frost pearl m/s (j-)

Ford Finis 1307252 – Magnum grey (k-)

Ford Finis 1315579 – Smokestone (k2-)

Ford Finis 1315548 – Capri blue (l-)

Ford Finis 1315564 – Pacific green (m-)

Ford Finis 1310444 – Diamond white (n-)

Ford Finis 1306175 – Moondust silver (0-)

Ford Finis 1315718 – Pepper red (p-)

Ford Finis 1316178 – Imperial blue (q-)

Ford Finis 1316285 – Bright blue (r-)

Ford Finis 1315562 – Citrus gold (s-)

Ford Finis 1316349 – Light sapphire blue (t-)

Ford Finis 1324498 – Zinc yellow (v-)

Ford Finis 1307251 – Neptune green (w-)

Ford Finis 1313942 – Blue print (x-)

Note: The letter in brackets is the paint code. The (-) will be a number (year of car) and can be found on your car’s VIN plate.

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Lenny, I had a look at the front spoiler again and one of the lugs is loose hence why it looked like it was sticking out, I placed it against the car and its fine.

Just need to get round to painting it and the ST rear bumper and the rear diffuser. Found someone on another Ford forum that does an RS diffuser but is asking for £150! Mine cost £40 off ebay.

I already have a tube of Tigerseal - my bro gave me a tube for free!

Does the diffuser mount anywhere at the bottom as once fixed onto th bumper it appears to be loose but has mounting holes.

I was watching some skirts on ebay but in the last 4 hours the bidding has gone mental! Might go for some fibreglass ones from Poland for £85 delivered.

Stoney, where's my Ocean Blue paint code?

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Stoney, where's my Ocean Blue paint code?

Search me.

I'm just quoting from a post I did before and the list was from a member of another club I'm with.

Tcchh, can't please everyone I suppose. :(

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ha ha i'm only joking Stoney. i normally go to my local paint place as they supply trade and leave it to them to make the right blend and find the code for me!

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hey lenny i will take some pics in a day or so for you.... what i did notice is the diffuser on the silver cars is a dark grey, but the diffuser on the sea grey, blue or black zs is a lighter grey. Hense why i got a silver car as i think the diffuser on the black cars looks cheap and plasticy (personal opinion) lol

i bet you cant wait for the body kit to go on...

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Lenny

I think it would be best to let the proffesionals paint both sections as using the spray paint will have a different effect to the spay gun.

Maybe you could just take one can, just so they know what colour you want. Just an idea :)

If you need any pics of the bumper mountings I am willing to help out.

Sal

No probs mate, I am glad I could help

Alkyz89

As far as I know the diffusers are all the same colour, it's just when the car colour is lighter ( white or silver) than diffuser this gives the effect that the diffuser is darker than on a coloured car.

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@salsheikh

whatever you do, do not buy anything off that buyer from Poland. It may look good but is anything but. I got caught like that and bought side skirts and had them a few months before got round to fitting them and they were nothing but rubbish. The fella in bodyshop said you could spend two days tryin to get them to fit and still wouldn't look right. If Im honest save up for a good set as it'll be worth it. I've still got them at home and can't get rid of them

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@salsheikh

whatever you do, do not buy anything off that buyer from Poland. It may look good but is anything but. I got caught like that and bought side skirts and had them a few months before got round to fitting them and they were nothing but rubbish. The fella in bodyshop said you could spend two days tryin to get them to fit and still wouldn't look right. If Im honest save up for a good set as it'll be worth it. I've still got them at home and can't get rid of them

John, are the ebay sellers carlovingcriminals? if it is then thanks for the heads up.

i will keep an eye out for the genuine ford ones from now on.

Haz, can you post pics of the mounting points from underneath the bumper - i wanna see how the diffuser attaches to the bumper and car.

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John, are the ebay sellers carlovingcriminals? if it is then thanks for the heads up.

i will keep an eye out for the genuine ford ones from now on.

Haz, can you post pics of the mounting points from underneath the bumper - i wanna see how the diffuser attaches to the bumper and car.

Hi Mate,

Carlovingcriminals are one of the sellers selling the dodgy body kit,

i bought my body kit from Valeautosfordparts all genuine ford parts.

http://myworld.ebay....eautosfordparts

also here is some genuine ford front and rear skirts, second hand condition

http://www.ebay.co.u..._fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

http://www.ebay.co.u..._fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

Lenny

I think it would be best to let the professionals paint both sections as using the spray paint will have a different effect to the spay gun.

Maybe you could just take one can, just so they know what colour you want. Just an idea :)

If you need any pics of the bumper mountings I am willing to help out.

Sal

No probs mate, I am glad I could help

Alkyz89

As far as I know the diffusers are all the same colour, it's just when the car colour is lighter ( white or silver) than diffuser this gives the effect that the diffuser is darker than on a coloured car.

Thanks mate,

ill purchase one can of sea grey in hallfords and ask the body shop to match it.

hey lenny i will take some pics in a day or so for you.... what i did notice is the diffuser on the silver cars is a dark grey, but the diffuser on the sea grey, blue or black zs is a lighter grey. Hense why i got a silver car as i think the diffuser on the black cars looks cheap and plasticy (personal opinion) lol

i bet you cant wait for the body kit to go on...

Hi mate,

some more pictures would be brilliant, and yes im looking foward to getting the bits fitted on next month.

going to get the front lip and rear skirt done next month, then the side skirts the month after that.

if you dont have the time to upload them and link them to the forum after you have taken them,

you can just email them to me and i will upload them to the thread for others mate,

and if anyone would like a copy of the fitting instructions from ford i can photocopy mine and post them to you on request, just email me on the address found in the PDF versions of my guides listed below my posts.

Search me.

I'm just quoting from a post I did before and the list was from a member of another club I'm with.

Tcchh, can't please everyone I suppose. :(

Thanks for the list of paint codes mate, apprecieate the time taken to gather them for us B)

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Thanks for the links Lenny, all i need for the complete set is the side skirts. will keep an eye out at breakers/ebay etc.

I was thinking if a splitter could be attached to the front skirt? What do you think fella's?

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Yea that's them mate, stay well clear

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Thanks for the links Lenny, all i need for the complete set is the side skirts. will keep an eye out at breakers/ebay etc.

I was thinking if a splitter could be attached to the front skirt? What do you think fella's?

A splitter in carbon wrap or Gloss black would liik sweeeet ;)

but if you plan to lower it on 32mm eibahs and fit some 18'' ST alloys with low profile tyres,

then perhaps the lip wouldnt be a good idea mate, i had planned to lower mine on 18'' ST alloys untill i saw this guys focus.

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