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Postby topi » 04 Feb 2007, 14:36

I think my Kadett is the 'orange tan' colour right?

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I don't suppose there's a good place to get rattle cans for it still, or is it a pay-hellfrauds-to-mix-it job? And I'm guessing the paintcode is on the plate on the front panel?
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Postby Shellysowner » 04 Feb 2007, 14:49

The paint code is 72L

As far as I'm aware there are no rattle cans available pre-mixed but Halfords and various others (I use Wilco Carmaster) will mix it for you.
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Postby topi » 04 Feb 2007, 15:15

So if I just tell the lads at Halfords I want Opel 72L, and hand them a big wad of cash, that's all they need? Cool, cheers.
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Postby Shellysowner » 04 Feb 2007, 15:21

Erm yeah but make sure its definitely an orange colour they are mixing for you. Vauxhall re-used the paint code for 'Copper Mica Metallic' which was mainly daubed all over Corsas and I have been told before in no uncertain terms that my car is copper coloured and definitely not orange :lol:

You should be paying in the region of £10 for a spray can - If they do them with adjustable nozzles then get that.

Where abouts in Leics are you?

I would strongly recommend Wilco in Market Harborough for all your paint mixing needs.
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Postby topi » 04 Feb 2007, 15:52

Thanks alot buddy. I'm in Hinckley - Kind of inbetween Leicester and Coventry. I think Market Harborough is a fair way from me.
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Postby Shellysowner » 04 Feb 2007, 15:56

Yeah its about 25 miles or so! Oh well I'm sure Halfrauds are fine too....
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Postby topi » 11 Feb 2007, 20:22

Bah, I went to Hellfrauds today. After 30mins of arsing around "we don't have 72L mate, just 72 - which is red".

Is there any colours that are close, like the Signal Orange used on the MK2 Escorts?
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Postby Shellysowner » 11 Feb 2007, 20:26

There's nothing that would be a very good match to my knowledge.

A bit of googling yielded this - http://www.carpaint.co.uk/automotive_paint.htm which may be of some help.
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 11 Feb 2007, 20:39

I am off to the paint suppiers to get a colour match for an aircraft I am spraying so will see what 72L brings forth with them?

It will be nice when you have the bonnet sprayed the right colour, I bet its really bugging you that is still in panel black. 8)
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Postby topi » 11 Feb 2007, 21:42

Cheers dudes.

I'm actually loving the black bonnet atm Shuvit! Think I might keep it, and whack a 76 logo or something on there.
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Postby Doive » 11 Feb 2007, 23:24

Nooooooooooo. Oooooooooo.

Don't do the black bonnet Mexico rally wannabe with a number on it. I'm surprised Halfrauds couldn't mix you something, I've had them mix paint before to match a car according to the colour it was in the car park. Worked rather well too.
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Postby 1000er » 12 Feb 2007, 00:01

black bonnet on orange cars rules 8)
it's the style of the 70's...
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Postby topi » 12 Feb 2007, 18:18

This car is my inspiration for the project:

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But uuuuh.... bright orange.... :lol:
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Postby topi » 12 Feb 2007, 18:20

And don't worry about rally wannbes, it's not gonna get the Superlites, Cibies and Janspeed treatment ha.

Going for the clean euro look.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 12 Feb 2007, 19:12

Doive wrote:Nooooooooooo. Oooooooooo.

Don't do the black bonnet Mexico rally wannabe with a number on it.


Rally cars had black bonnets a long time before the Mexico, or even the World Cup rally
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 14 Feb 2007, 02:03

Well, my local paint supplier says 72L exists as Orange Tan in its earlier form and is available in Cellulose and is also a Red too in its later incarnation.
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Postby topi » 14 Feb 2007, 23:02

Hmm right. I'll investigate a few other places.
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Postby Mantadoc » 07 Apr 2007, 13:30

Gloss black the top of the wings with a pinstripe border as per Kadett SR factory paint
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