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Re: Paint Codes

Originally Posted by nervoptik View Post
Can you tell me what is the meaning of each letter in the code?
T stands for primer colour?
E for basecoat?
I have seen on e-bay the same paint name "Red garange" but the paint code is only B79 ... I am not sure if it is enough. I didn't had any reply from the seller.
The thing is that the bonnet is green and the wing is silver. I took them from breakings.
TE stands for Teinte Effect.

Essentially, it has no bearing on the colour or the code, and is only included to show that the paint is lacquered.

NV (or Nacre Vernis), is another popular prefix and again, serves the same purpose.

Before water-based paints were used in the factory, only metallic-painted cars had a lacquer coating, however, since water-based paints were adopted, ALL paint colours have a lacquered top-coat.



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