Now just the 147..
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Paint code disaster.
A recommended bodyshop had 3 attempts at matching my rear wheel arch, door , front wing and bumper ( which is a different colour anyway!)
In the end I've given up wanting perfection as it will all fade anyway (car is 5 years old). Apparently the new water based paints look different sprayed on the car to when they are on sample sheets. They used all the spectrometers etc and it still looked too orange on the car but seems to have toned down a bit.
They tried to match my front bumper to the wing: I had to explain I wanted the bumper n/s to match the bumper o/s and rear bumper, not the wing...everyone knows the plastic bumpers fade at a different rate!