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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:36 pm

Does anyone know where I can find the paint code? I've looked on here but could only find codes going to 1981.



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Should be part of the VIN number - two numbers before the build month (two letters in the middle). If it’s 99, then it’s a special order though.


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Post by Terry H » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:04 pm

According to the Chassis number and the colour of your car (blue) if it's original. The paint code will be the 3rd and 4th digit on your chassis number and one of the following. 11,Olympic Blue, 19,Capricorn Blue, 20,Mineral Blue, 31,Bajan blue, 32, haze blue, 42,Alaska blue, 49,Caspian blue, 58,Trafalgar blue, 61,Aztec blue, 73,Derwent blue, 83,Istrian blue. There may be others that don't have blue in the title. Hope that makes sense.
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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm

73 and 83 are SS1 colours, so not applicable for a 6b.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:09 pm

unless you're having a full respray, I'd go for a paint match rather than using the original colour on just the nose?


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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

It's 58 Trafalgar Blue. I will get a full re-spray at some point but will just be a touch up job around the repair for now. It doesn't need to be perfect because the rest of the car certainly isn't :D



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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 am

Update on this post.... a write off it certainly wasn't!! I managed to get the damaged front end repaired and gained loads of knowledge from the garage that carried out the work!! Just a bit of wet n dry sanding and final painting still to do... This repair was completed in ONE DAY! Who knew it was possible!? Does anyone know how it was done? :D

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155347740 ... ed-public/

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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:21 am

Just as an aside...........if one is going to do a repair and gets a spare body section, it can be easier to take a mould off it, push mould over body once shattered bits removed and just glass into the mould from inside. I did this on front 1/4. An agricultural company making fibreglass drinking troughs took the mould from a body section at a very reasonable price (they obviously have cheap industrial quantities of the materials).
Then you will still have the spare body part should you attack the post again!!

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Post by Nick_B_GTE » Sat May 12, 2018 5:02 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155347740 ... ed-public/

The finished article!!!
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