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colour code for miro red

does anyone know the colour code for miro red gta the one with with a pearlescent orange, seen a gta on the autotrader described as mica irredscent red (2k optional extra apparently) my mate who looked at the car thinks it may have had a full respray and enggine bay door wells etc look solid red checked colour code and it was 167.
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I think the exact name of this colour is Rosso Nuvola, isn't it? But I don't know th code sorry.
Good choice of colour for respaying
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It was called Miro Red in the English language brochure, Rosso Nuvola in the Italian one. It was a special extra cost option only on the 156 GTA. I have one in that colour, it is quite eyecatching. This thread contains a lot of good info and some examples of the colour:

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ta-colour.html (156 GTA Colour)

RS200's website has pdfs of the original brochure and 167 is Miro Red/Rosso Nuvola

I also realised the first two photos in the group of four on the thread above are from the "for sale" photos of the car I bought! Check later on the thread and you will see the same car after I have had it and sorted it:

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/gener...shiny-gta.html (Want to see a shiny GTA?)

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Ah ok. Same name in different language. I thought the name of the colour was in Italian for evry country. So somebody who's got this colour on his GTA is a lucky man. more than one who's got a 147 GTA blanco nuvola.
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If it is Miro Rosso then the correct code is 167, it is not unusual to find shuts and underbonnet areas flat as these do not get full treatment, cost cutting.

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Originally Posted by steve@blakes View Post
If it is Miro Rosso then the correct code is 167, it is not unusual to find shuts and underbonnet areas flat as these do not get full treatment, cost cutting.

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Interesting. That seems to be the case with mine, I thought those areas needed more work with clay and polish/wax as they look dull. But you could just have provided the reason why.

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It also appears that all the plastic (or fibreglass or whatever they're actually made of) parts, i.e. front and rear bumper, have faded to a flat red. However this may be because they need some kind of super-duper polishing treatment to bring out the original colour.
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Sometimes plastic parts are not painted the same way as metal panels. They may have a colour coat rather than a coloured base and a lacquer top. to test this rub a small area with polish on a metal panel, your cloth should stay clear, repeat on a platic part, and if that goes "car" coloured then thats the reason.

To remedy teecut or cleaner polish the areas then wax regularily.
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thanks for all the feedback my colour code is 167 so is one of the special ones.
if u look carefully the engine bay boot etc is a darker red but still has the pearlescent just have to look harder, and makes sense that they put less attention to these areas.
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My one is more copper/ orange colour, than another one I saw

Is there different shades of it ?
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The colour depends on two things:

1. How clean the car is - This makes a BIG difference
2. How sunny it is - The sunnier it is, the more Orange / Gold it looks.

So, a dirty Miro Red car on a cloudy day just looks plain boring Red.

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Originally Posted by rhg View Post
The colour depends on two things:

1. How clean the car is - This makes a BIG difference
2. How sunny it is - The sunnier it is, the more Orange / Gold it looks.

So, a dirty Miro Red car on a cloudy day just looks plain boring Red.

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Agree totally, the colour changes siginifcantly under different lighting conditions. There was just the one version of it BTW.

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I know of 4 variations in shade for this colour, not allowing for variations in paint thickness etc. again lighting, colour cast etc. all take their toll on the way it looks
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Originally Posted by steve@blakes View Post
I know of 4 variations in shade for this colour, not allowing for variations in paint thickness etc. again lighting, colour cast etc. all take their toll on the way it looks
Interesting. The only paint code in the brochures is 167. Although I checked mine on the car today and it is 167A. Were there 167Bs, Cs etc? BTW, the colour name on the sticker is "Rosso Miro".

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There is only 1 colour 167 to my knowledge, but there are several "shades" referenced in "aftermarket" colour matches, this usually reflects factory variation. Like batch numbers on things like dulux paint or wallpaper, reflect the "natural variation" found in paint mix.
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