A PAINT PROBLEM!

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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by macplaxton » 23 May 2013 05:58 pm

Chris_C wrote:I've never seen a good one mixed up by Halfords.
I've heard that "your mileage may vary" and there are some branches that can manage it. :?

But then some colours are easier to match than others. Reds are a 'mare.
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by Speedy88 » 23 May 2013 07:59 pm

Just got some touch up paint made for the Sigma from a local car paint workshop. Proper workshops will have the paint colour books for most cars ever made. Although he didn't list my paint, I was able to match it to a Nissan paint colour which was essentially the same. Maybe ask around at these places because they'll know what they're doing unlike your local underpaid halfords employee:

http://www.google.co.uk/#gs_rn=14&gs_ri ... 58&bih=592
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by classicswede » 23 May 2013 10:39 pm

Best thing to do is go to a paint shop and get them to match to a sample (fuel filler would do) and they will be able to take into account any fading.

Red's are hard to match and some paint codes have more than 1 shade. For example there are 3 very different shades of 46 red but the chassis paint only says 46 and not the shade. Some other colours will be XXX-2 for shade 2
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by Justin » 24 May 2013 11:32 am

Thanks Dai that is very helpful. My cars code is: 227. I will check under the bonnet shortly to see if theres an added number for shade.

Also, am I correct in thinking that cellulose paint is the best; is this what some describe as lacquer?
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Post by classicswede » 24 May 2013 12:04 pm

Celly is the most easy diy paint.

2 pack is harder and needs less coats and will hide more but needs BA to spray if you want your lungs to work.

Lacquer is a clear top coat used to seal the paint. You do not have to use it with celly based paint
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by Justin » 29 May 2013 03:50 pm

classicswede wrote:Best thing to do is go to a paint shop and get them to match to a sample (fuel filler would do) and they will be able to take into account any fading.

Red's are hard to match and some paint codes have more than 1 shade. For example there are 3 very different shades of 46 red but the chassis paint only says 46 and not the shade. Some other colours will be XXX-2 for shade 2
Ive just checked my cars colour code under the bonnet, there are no X's but it does have another number after the 3 digits ie; 227-6

Is that the complete code for my cars colour?
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by MCHUDD » 29 May 2013 03:55 pm

Hi Justin.
Yes, thats it. If you take the code to a desent motor factors, they will be able to make it up
while you wait.
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by Justin » 29 May 2013 04:20 pm

Thanks, thats probably why I've been getting poor colour matches as I have only been supplying the 227 code?...
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Post by classicswede » 29 May 2013 11:49 pm

Thed paint code is colour 227 shade 6 and will probably be nothing like shade 1!
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by classicswede » 29 May 2013 11:54 pm

Slate Blue 227

shade 1 is the lightest version and normaly goes darker the higher the number

http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/paint_colour_codes.shtml
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Re: A PAINT PROBLEM!

Post by Justin » 30 May 2013 12:12 pm

Obviously my car would have faded considerably from its original colour so 227-6 will probably look a lot darker...
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