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Re: Colour Code, Help!

Hi there, forst time I've seen this thread.

The colour is also known as Bleu Gris.

An important point to note is that the primer to be used for this basecoat is matt black, using the more commonly-seen grey will make the basecoat appear lighter in shade.

Also, when changing the colour of a panel, depending on how 'different' you are changing colour groups (i.e. going from a black to a white or vice-versa) will dictate the extent of sanding back required.

You will get best results painting indoors, applying light coats onto a panel which can be heated.

Preparation is absolutely everything for a job like this - rush it, and the bonnet will be a source of annoyance for as long as you keep the car - do it correctly, and it'll be a source of pride.

If you need any help, please ask away.


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