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No reply in the GTA section so as i guess this applies to all Alfa's I'll ask here.

I have fitted a 846A Nero Metallico door to my car which has an 846 Nero Metallico paint code. It is darker and now i'm looking at a respray... :-(

What does the A signify at the end of the code?
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Think it was to denote a different shade of the same colour ..

didn't reply on GtA forum as wasn't 100% sure
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ok thanks... Your knowledge is better than Alfa who assure me only 1 type of Nero Metallico was produced!

Its only just off, it seems to have a different fleck of metallic in it.

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Metallic paints are really difficult to match anyway as it depends on how they are sprayed to how the fleck comes out, distribution etc, it could well be the same colour.
Think even if you were to get it sprayed it may well need to be blended into the other panels to hide it.
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looking at the site I use seems sometimes the letter donates a year used change rather than the colour

156 1900 2050 IT

look here and see some change A or B but paint code from supplier stays the same..

maybe alfa are right and its just as above metallics are hard to match

http://www.spraydosen-shop.de/spray-...water-basecoat here too list from 2001 ...
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Interesting. A and B are therefore production years... So essentially even a respray would leave a slightly different colour. Looks like the only solution now is a complete respray...

I thought about trying to t cut the door down but realistically its unlikely to do much.

The other option is to only drive the car in the dark...
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You may find a good session with a polishing mop might lesson the colour difference. It works on the a Alfa reds
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So polish / t cut all panels etc the door. Any product suggestions?
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I think if I wanted to do some hand polishing I would try some Meguiars Ultimate Compound with a foam pad. The Megs should be easily bought in Halfords, not sure if they do some applicators but would assume they do.

An alternative would be to use a paint cleaner and some clay. Again these can be purchased from Halfords. Ideally you could use all of these products together.

Using these products would mean you get to see the paint without any interference from any dirt. This may not solve your problem but at the very least you will be looking at very clean and glossy paint.
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So polish / t cut all panels etc the door. Any product suggestions?

No hand polishing with T Cut won't really do it and will take you an age. Best to get it machine polished. You'll be surprised how much a mop can solve problems like this.
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Farecla body shop cutting compound. Search for their G3 compound, yellow bottle on eBay.
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