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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11th July 2009
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Some manufacturers have used the same paint code to correspond to different colours. (rather helpfully)

However, these are relatively few & far between, and can still be distinguished by the production year your car was built. i.e. they never fun concurrently, there is always a sizeable gap between production runs, such as 1977-1981, then again 1991 - 1997.

Clearly a simple error to avoid.

I would return to Halfords, and request that they supply you with the correct paint.

But don't be too harsh (unless you meet with resistance), except for the time & extra fuel, its not the end of the world.

Best of luck.


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