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Old 03-03-2017   #1
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Cool paint match issues

can anyone help? i have a 2009 165T in white, the colour name is bianco pastello. code is VR 296/A. on a visit to halfords i found no code match or name match in white. i have tried the colours that they have and all seem too bright. i accept there is a bit of ageing but i need to find the right code first. has anyone had a simaller problem. i only want to cover a few small scratches..
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Re: paint match issues

Ask them to mix it? Can be a bit hit & miss though
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Re: paint match issues

Mines 296/a 249 seems common in sprays but not seen ours off the shelf anywhere, I get fishersmotor factor in Lincoln to mix any I need, they will do it in a custom aerosol too, I get direct gloss and it works brilliantly, just observe safety precautions when spraying, you only get one set of lungs and isocyanides are exactly what they sound like. Any auto paint factor will mix it I'm sure.
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Re: paint match issues

Can you find that code on ebay? I just bought the red paint kit with my colour code, 1 for 1
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Re: paint match issues

thanks for the reply. i called my local auto paint shop and was told the code matched alfa romeo colour but was a light silver? i haven't tried any other yet but will do.
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Re: paint match issues

thanks for the reply but ebay only comes back with alfa romeo colours that dont match either.
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Mines 296/a 249 seems common in sprays but not seen ours off the shelf anywhere, I get fishersmotor factor in Lincoln to mix any I need, they will do it in a custom aerosol too, I get direct gloss and it works brilliantly, just observe safety precautions when spraying, you only get one set of lungs and isocyanides are exactly what they sound like. Any auto paint factor will mix it I'm sure.
thanks but i tried the 249 which seems to be the highest code in white off the shelf and was too bright
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Re: paint match issues

Sorry there should be a comma between the two codes then there's no confusion they are as you have discovered as close as black and white.
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Sorry there should be a comma between the two codes then there's no confusion they are as you have discovered as close as black and white.
there seems to be 3 available off the shelf white sprays that are supposed to be common to fiat. they are 224, 233 and 249 which are so far apart that as you said just as well be black!
i have located a auto paint specialist so will try them sometime this week. thanks again to all the comments and i will update this with the outcome later.
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Re: paint match issues

Try Chipex.co.uk they will be able to help
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Try Chipex.co.uk they will be able to help
thanks for the info Peter. i checked it out and looks top notch gear. if no luck with my local then definitely give them a call. have you used their product.
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Re: paint match issues

Chipex.co.uk seem very good and fast service, but a little pricey. The paint on its own is 19.99 for 50 ml which is about twice as much as in a Fiat paint stick if these were available. My kit arrived yesterday and I will be using it in thursday.
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Re: paint match issues

Ordered touch up white in October from main dealers-still waiting for it!
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Ordered touch up white in October from main dealers-still waiting for it!
i know Italians are known for being laid back but that is ridiculous.
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Re: paint match issues

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thanks for the info Peter. i checked it out and looks top notch gear. if no luck with my local then definitely give them a call. have you used their product.
I have just bought a kit and am going to try it tomorrow. The special touch up brushes / stick thingys look as if they will be the ticket. They are offering a free kit for good before and after photos so I am going to have a good try to see how good a job I can do. I will post the results on here too.
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