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Benefits Of Pre-Painted Mustang Parts

Written By: Andrew Cilio

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There's nothing better than having the styling parts you want shipped directly to your door for free already painted exactly to match your Mustang's factory color scheme. AmericanMuscle is the top online provider of pre-painted Mustang parts, made possible by superior quality and service.

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Thanks to the expansive and constantly growing aftermarket supporting the Ford Mustang, it gets continually easier to modify your Mustang. At one time, the thought of modifying the look of your Mustang brought a sense of dread and worry over how much it would cost and what it would come out like. However, the aftermarket for the Mustang was built around the modular platform of the Mustang, making it incredibly easy to transform the look with little stress and relatively reasonable prices. Pre-painted parts are a perfect example of this as they make drastically altering your look a walk in the park. This guide will go over some of the benefits and what you need to know about pre-painted parts.

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What are Pre-Painted Mustang Parts?

Pre-painted Mustang parts are exterior styling modifications that are painted to match the color of your vehicle before they are even shipped out. Long gone are the days of having to go to an independent body shop to paint a wing or hood scoop to match your Mustang for a fairly pricey cost. Pre-painted Mustang parts are slightly more expensive than their unpainted counterparts, but offer OEM quality and finish.


What Mustang Parts Can Be Bought Pre-Painted?

You can buy the following exterior styling parts unpainted:

•    Rear spoilers
•    Quarter windows and louvers
•    Side scoops
•    Hood scoops
•    Chin spoilers
•    Vent scoops
•    Rocker panels
•    Decklid panels
•    Tail Light Trim

Almost any exterior styling body part can be bought pre-painted to your Mustang’s body color, seamlessly matching the look of your pony car.


Who Paints the Parts?

While it may vary for other companies, AmericanMuscle paints all of their pre-painted parts on location at their office themselves. AmericanMuscle paints everything in-house to ensure quality and standards are met and exceeded with all of the styling parts that go out. These parts also clear coated using the same standards Ford does at their factory.

How Hard is it to Install Pre-Painted Mustang Parts?

Installing pre-painted Mustang parts is relatively easy as the majority of installs use double sided 3M automotive tape; all you need is a steady hand and to mark where you’re adding the part. Decklid panels, rocker panels, vent scoops, and chin spoilers may require some level of additional more permanent modification, but that depends on a case to case basis.


Pre-Painted Mustang Parts VS Aftermarket Painting – Cost & Customization

In general, it will always be cheaper, let alone easier, to go with pre-painted Mustang parts instead of getting something unpainted and taking it to a shop yourself. It will take you longer to get the part on your vehicle and will cost anywhere from 2 to 4 times as much depending upon the part and the shop.

While you can order any of the above-mentioned parts pre-painted to match your Mustang’s body paint, you, unfortunately, cannot order anything with a custom design or color. What colors Ford offered from the factory is what you can get from AmericanMuscle, so if you are trying to do a custom design or color, you will need to take it to a paint/body shop.


What is a "Prime Color"?

Our pre-painted parts are color matched to complement Ford's prime color. However, certain vehicles might have been painted by Ford with a variant of the prime color at the time of manufacture.

Variant paint colors are NOT indicated anywhere on the vehicle and the paint color code that is shown is the same as the prime color. Below are samples of a prime color and three variant colors for one of our Mustang colors. The variants can look significantly different in certain lighting and at certain angles.

We recommend confirming your Mustang vehicle is painted in the prime color before ordering pre-painted parts.

Mustang Silver Paint Code with Various Shades

How do I Find My Paint Code?

Look inside the door jam on your driver's side door. There should be a VIN plate which has the paint code on it. Selecting the right code is as simple as picking it out from the drop-down on the website. The first two letters in the drop-down menu are the actual paint code for the color selected.

Stock Mustang Colors and Codes By Year

YearCodeColor
2016G1Shadow Black
2004, 2012 Boss, 2015-2016CYCompetition Orange
2013-2016J4Deep Impact Blue
2015-2016HNGuard Metallic
2011-2016UXIngot Silver
2015-2016J7Magnetic Metallic
2014-2016YZOxford White
2011-2016PQRace Red
2014-2016RRRuby Red Tinted Clearcoat Metallic
2015-2016H3Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
1990-2008, 2010-2015UABlack
2015N4Whimbeldon White
2013-2014HDGotta Have it Green
2010-2011, 2013-2014UJSterling Gray
2010-2014CIGrabber Blue
2013B1School Bus Yellow
2005-2013HPPerformance White
2010, 2012-2013U6Red Candy
2010-2012L6Kona Blue
2011-2012NQYellow Blaze
2012UZRed Lava
2002-2010D3Torch Red
2010GQSunset Gold
2009-2010UIBrilliant Silver Metallic
2007-2009U3Grabber Orange
2007-2009G5Alloy
2008-2009ZYVapor Silver
2006-2009G9Vista Blue
2008-2009JVDark Candy Apple Red
2008-2009PXDark Highland Green
2005-2008P3Windveil Blue
1998-2001, 2003-2004, 2008YNSilver Metallic
2006-2007T8Tungsten Gray
2002-2003, 2005-2007TLSatin Silver
2003-2007G2Red Fire
2004-2006D6Screaming Yellow
2005-2006P1Legend Lime
2002-2005SNSonic Blue
2001-2003, 2005TKMineral Gray
2001-2004Z1Oxford White
2003-2004CXDark Shadow Gray
2004FXCrimson Red
2003-2004L5Azure Blue
2004G6Mysti-Chrome
2001-2003L2True Blue
2000-2003B7Zinc Yellow
2000-2003SUTropic Green
1994-2002E9Laser Red
1999-2002SWElectric Green
1998, 2000-2001ESPerformance Red
2001PYDark Highland Green
1994-2000ZRCrystal White
1998-2000K6Atlantic Blue
1999-2000K7Bright Atlantic Blue
2000BPSunburst Gold
1994-1999E8Rio Red
1997-1999BZChrome Yellow
1998-1999FUDark Green Satin
1998BGAutumn Orange
1996-1998PSPacific Green
1996-1997JUDeep Violet
1996-1997KMMoonlight Blue
1997AZAztec Gold
1994-1997NADeep Forest Green
1996CMBright Tangerine
1996LFMystic
1994-1996WJOpal Forest
1993-1995ESVibrant Red
1994-1995BZCanary Yellow
1993-1995KFBright Blue
1995JASapphire Blue
1993-1995RDTeal
1994GCIris Metallic
1993WBVibrant White
1993YXSilver Metallic
1993EPBright Red
1993EGElectric Red
1993LARoyal Blue
1993PAReef Blue
1991-1993PMCalypso Green
1991-1992YOOxford White
1990-1992YXTitanium Forest
1991-1992EPVermillion
1990-1992PADeep Emerald Jewel Green
1990-1992YGMedium Titanium
1990-1992ELWild Strawberry
1991-1992EMMedium Red
1991-1992EYPerformance Red
1991-1992K3Bimini Blue
1990-1992MKTwlight Blue
1990-1992MMUltra Blue
1984-19909LOxford White
1990YULight Titanium
1990EHMedium Cabernet
1990MALight Crystal Blue
1990KACrystal Blue
1980-19891CBlack
1986-19891DDark Gray/Smoke Poly
1987-19891KLight Gray/Smoke
1987-19892DScarlet Red
1987-19892HCabernet Red
1988-19892IBright Red
1987-19893RMedium Shadow Blue
1988-19896VAlmond
1988-198966Mimosa Yellow
1988-19897NDark Shadow Blue
1987-19897HBright Regatta Blue
19889RDrak Gray Metallic
19876HJonquil
1986-19877BShadow Blue
1985-19878LSand Beige
1985-19878YDark Sable
1984-19861ESilver Metallic
1984-19862AMedium Canyon Red
1985-19862RJalapena Red
1979-1980, 19863JLight Regatta Blue
1985-19864EDark Sage
1985-19864MDark Slate Metallic
1983, 19851BMedium Charcoal
1981, 1983, 19853LDark Blue/Midnight Blue Metallic
19853VLight Regatta Blue
1983-198435Light Academy Blue/Light Cadet Blue
19842ELight Canyon Red
1983-19845CDark Academy Light/Dark Cadet Blue
1983-19848QLight Desert Tan
19849CBright Copper
1983-19849NDesert Tan Poly
19849WDark Charcoal
1979-19839DPolar White
1981-198324Red
1980-198327Bright Red
1982-198361Medium Yellow
1980, 1982-19831GSilver Metallic
1980-1981, 9832GBright Bittersweet
19835UDark Walnut Metallic
198269Dark Curry Brown
1979-1980, 19821PMetallic Gray
19823DDark Blue Metallic
1979-19823HMedium Blue Glow
19826YMedium Vanilla
19826ZPastel Vanilla
1980-19828NDark Cordovan Metallic
1980-19828DBittersweet Glow
19811TLight Pewter Metallic
19815QDark Brown Metallic
1980-19816NBright Yellow
198117Medium Pewter Metallic
198186Pastel Chamois
19805TBright Caramel
19808ADark Chamois Metallic
1979-19803FLight Medium Blue
19808WChamois Glow
197946Dark Jade Metallic
19795MMedium Chesnut Metallic
19795WMedium Vaquero Gold
197964Bright Yellow
197983Light Chamois
197985Tangerine
Fitment includes: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, GT, V6, EcoBoost, SVO, LX, Bullitt, Mach1, ShelbyGT500, ShelbyGT350