Quick question - How can I Find out the colour of my car?

teaszer

Authorised Trader
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Orpington
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Rover 25 1.4
I have a 1995 Vw polo 1.4L 8v and recently I have been doing alot of filling and sanding so it had been sprayed over but I Think ive managed to buy the wrong paint. The tin said Vw mars red, this come outdull. So I then bought VW mars red No.2 and this is just as bad. Only to find out you then have tornado red and so on. I cant seem to find which one it is plus with my car always being waxed it dosnt help the colours to match lol
 

bgood12

Wrench Pro
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Lawrence USA
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2000 Galant 4g64
most likely you will have to do some research. all data, even though a pay-site is pretty good about telling you where you can find any information about it in your car. But, research it on the net a little more and if you still cant find it I will try to look it up for you.
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
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Lockerbie, SW Scotland
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Octy smoke machine
look in the boot floor or service book. there should be a sticker somewhere with all the options the car was speced with google them and one should come back as the paint codes
 

one in a million

Road Burner
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kent
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CLIO 182 YAY!!
usualy the shassy number, should say the colour of the car i think, i have seen many red polos, an they all look an off colour, red seems to fade in the sun, and the thing is when you spray a panel it doesnt match the colour of the rest of the car, i think with that you need to spray the whole car, reds a bugger for fading
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
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417
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Lockerbie, SW Scotland
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Octy smoke machine
usualy the shassy number, should say the colour of the car i think, i have seen many red polos, an they all look an off colour, red seems to fade in the sun, and the thing is when you spray a panel it doesnt match the colour of the rest of the car, i think with that you need to spray the whole car, reds a bugger for fading

youve also got a fair few colours that are classed as the same. theres over 10 variants of black magic alone
 

teaszer

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Orpington
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Rover 25 1.4
Cheers guys I found a sticker in my spare wheel well that had then paint code in it.
Shame i dont really need it anymore =[
 

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