Help Determine Original Color

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  1. 2000C43

    2000C43 Rookie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
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    Dean Sioukas
    #1 2000C43, Oct 13, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2020
    I have a new to me Ferrari 308GT4 that is currently white with red interior. I have taken the car apart... bumpers, interior, door panels, etc. and haven't found any obvious signs of the original color. I took a sander and sanded back behind where the rear bumper resides and this is the result. Not sure what I am looking at here. In the small spot you can see bare metal, followed by yellow which I assume is primer, and after that I get confused.

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  3. steved033

    steved033 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 12, 2017
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    Don't quote me, but the green looks like a modern etching primer and the yellow is a high build. then grey primer and a coat of white...

    ...then...seemingly another full prime and paint respray.

  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Yep, Steve called it..that's factory paint, white, and then a prime and respray in white, to my eye..

    We talk about Zinc Chromate a lot in the wheel finishing, it's that shade of green
  5. Brian Harper

    Brian Harper F1 Rookie

    Feb 17, 2006
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    I'd take a closer look on the inside of the doors. I also find my cars' original colors on the undercarriage - there's some bendable tabs holding brake lines and wiring harness in place that are painted black, but under that black paint is original color paint.
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  6. 2000C43

    2000C43 Rookie

    Nov 28, 2009
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    Dean Sioukas
    I'll keep digging. I'll look in the doors again and check those tabs. Steve and BigTex, thanks for helping me figure out what I was looking at there.
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  8. AZDoug

    AZDoug Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2009
    Along the Verde , AZ
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    IIRC, you can ping ferraris website with the SN and get that info.
  9. J-P

    J-P Karting
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    Nov 15, 2007
    Have a link?

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