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Could you please tell me where to find the colour code for my 1998 2.0 Renault espace in black or very dark grey.
I found the metal plate on the drivers side entrance, however it has lots of numbers and letters and i don't know what I'm looking for exactly.
Someone keyed my car so need to sort it and if anyone could recommend any good touch up stuff that will be great.
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Re: Looking for colour code on 1998 2.0 Renault Espace

Have at look at this thread:

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and you should find the info you need.

I would suggest that only genuine Renault paint would provide an exact match. You can get a touch up kit for about £5.00 or if you want to spray, then aerosols paints are also available from your nearest Renault dealer.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Looking for colour code on 1998 2.0 Renault Espace

Good advice already given.

Give the scratch a damn good compound & polish beforehand to restore the existing paintwork and possibly reduce the area you need to paint.

I would suggest using a touch up paint (aerosols tend to make the repair area bigger), plus if the scratches are quite deep, its easier to precisely build-up the layers.

Add some thinners to the paint (its notoriously thick otherwise), and apply using an open-ended paperclip (or similar) along the length of the scratch.

Do this a few times until you are happy with the paint depth, then apply the lacquer (again, thinners & paperclip).

Its best to allow a day between coats at this time of year unless you have a means of forcing the paint dry (I.R. lamp/heatgun/hairdrier). Needless to say, only apply paint when the surface is dry.



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Re: Looking for colour code on 1998 2.0 Renault Espace

You wont get a correct match from anyone except a specialist paint supplier (ie. one who supplies to the trade)
High street motofactors and the likes of halfords cannot guarantee a match(even if they have a matching code) and you dont know how old the paint is.
Metalic spray paints have to be made up shortly before they are used, not 6-12 months later when the mix has chemically aged and settled in the tin.

To find a good local suplier of paint, you could look through yellow pages or as a local SMART repairer where to source the paint from.
a tin of spray paint 400ml should be about £10-15, touchup kits are usually about £5 a touchup bottle.
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