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Old 06-14-2005, 00:07   #1 (permalink)
David Keates
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Ford Fiesta

My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the hidden
stuff White.
I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of white.
The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it has
been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp masking
tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the engine
compartment.

Please reasure me this is not a respray job.


Thanks
Dave
Essex


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Fiesta

"David Keates" <david@keates01.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
> is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
> original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the
> hidden stuff White.


In every Ford I've had, it's all been the one colour.

> I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
> change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
> Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of
> white.
> The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it
> has been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp
> masking tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the
> engine compartment.
>
> Please reasure me this is not a respray job.


It could be coincidence, it could be that it's had a new bonnet. Have you
talked to your Ford dealership? Their records should show what the original
colour was.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:07   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Fiesta

Thanks for your reply
My mistake when I say bonnet area I meant engine compartment and under the
bonnet beneath the sound proofing.
If it has been resprayed someone has made an incredible effort there is no
evidence of white behind window seals no maskind anywhere
Thanks Dave
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> "David Keates" <david@keates01.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:d8cofc$cd2$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
>> is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
>> original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the
>> hidden stuff White.

>
> In every Ford I've had, it's all been the one colour.
>
>> I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
>> change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
>> Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of
>> white.
>> The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it
>> has been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp
>> masking tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the
>> engine compartment.
>>
>> Please reasure me this is not a respray job.

>
> It could be coincidence, it could be that it's had a new bonnet. Have you
> talked to your Ford dealership? Their records should show what the
> original colour was.
>
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:07   #4 (permalink)
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"David Keates" <david@keates01.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "DervMan" <dervman@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:hjoqe.15788$cN2.4120@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>> "David Keates" <david@keates01.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:d8cofc$cd2$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
>>> is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
>>> original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the
>>> hidden stuff White.

>>
>> In every Ford I've had, it's all been the one colour.
>>
>>> I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
>>> change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
>>> Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of
>>> white.
>>> The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it
>>> has been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp
>>> masking tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the
>>> engine compartment.
>>>
>>> Please reasure me this is not a respray job.

>>
>> It could be coincidence, it could be that it's had a new bonnet. Have
>> you talked to your Ford dealership? Their records should show what the
>> original colour was.


> Thanks for your reply
> My mistake when I say bonnet area I meant engine compartment and under the
> bonnet beneath the sound proofing.
> If it has been resprayed someone has made an incredible effort there is no
> evidence of white behind window seals no maskind anywhere


It may have been a professional job. It's not unknown for somebody to buy
the right car in the right specification but in the wrong colour, with the
idea being to get it resprayed.

A bit extreme for a Ford Fiesta, though. But possible.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:08   #5 (permalink)
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"David Keates" <david@keates01.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d8cofc$cd2$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
> is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
> original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the
> hidden stuff White.
> I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
> change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
> Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of
> white.
> The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it
> has been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp
> masking tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the
> engine compartment.
>
> Please reasure me this is not a respray job.
>


Maybe the hood (boot) was replaced for whatever reason. Cars often get
damaged during shipment.

Bill
>
> Thanks
> Dave
> Essex
>



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