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Matt L
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12th Mar 07 at 10:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know you can go in and ask them to mix paint up but has anyone done it?
do you just go in and tell them the colour you want or tell them the paint code?
if you have to tell them the paint code does anyone know what the code is for anthracite (sp)

cheers matt
Dean_W
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12th Mar 07 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd rather use a local motor factors than Halfords TBH.
Tommy L
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for vauxhall anthracite i would just go to vauxhall tbh. sure it would be better than halfrauds somehow
Matt L
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12th Mar 07 at 10:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

probably would but they will charge me loads probably where as i can get the stuff from halfords with the staff discount
Steve
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12th Mar 07 at 10:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no dont do it, this is an example of halfords mixed paint



Halfords mixed paint on the left, renault paint on the right

[Edited on 12-03-2007 by Steve]
jaffa
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12th Mar 07 at 10:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just go in and ask them. Took in my paint code and just told them make model and paint code.
Was for my old FTO and they made up the touch up paint spot on.
Liam
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12th Mar 07 at 10:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I can hardly tell the difference
Matt L
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12th Mar 07 at 10:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont know the paint code for anthracite though or else i would. i may pop down the garage see what he recommneds me to do.
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lol as you can see in that pic they didnt even nearly make mine spot on

gave them the proper code as well including the extra digit on the end which is supposed to make it even more accurate
Matt L
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that does look shocking steve.
Jambo
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good illustration steve
Tommy L
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12th Mar 07 at 11:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you'd be better off paying the little bit more from vauxhall tbh just by looking at steve's
jmacd
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12th Mar 07 at 11:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Personnaly id rather pay more in the first place than go to halfords then have to pay again after they make a mess of it
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12th Mar 07 at 11:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My experience was the other way round, I found Vauxhall to not be very accurate but Halfords was:

Vauxhall painted bootlock -


Halfords painted mirrors (crap photo):
willhouse
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12th Mar 07 at 12:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I presume your just painting wheels or something and not trying to match up to an existing anthracite?

if so you could just use peugoet steel grey, i painted my grille in it with paint from halfords


DarkBahamut
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12th Mar 07 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
My experience was the other way round, I found Vauxhall to not be very accurate but Halfords was:


Interesting. Halfords match on my frost blue corsa wasnt exactly great. It did the job i suppose but it was a tiny bit darker than the frost blue on the car was
JamesMG
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Matt, theres a place in stoke called autocolour its on Harsthill Road just down from the carphone repair centre place.

If you go in there with a paint code, or a sample they can mix it in 2 pack or aerosol, theyve got all the swatches as well for vaux

the prices aint bad as well tbh and if you need any advice etc theyll know!
Robin
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12th Mar 07 at 13:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The colour match on mine was wank tbph.
Matt L
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quote:
Originally posted by JamesMG
Matt, theres a place in stoke called autocolour its on Harsthill Road just down from the carphone repair centre place.

If you go in there with a paint code, or a sample they can mix it in 2 pack or aerosol, theyve got all the swatches as well for vaux

the prices aint bad as well tbh and if you need any advice etc theyll know!


cool cheers ill pop over 2moro. (if i find it lol)
gianluigi
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12th Mar 07 at 15:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

corsacf got paint from halfords, they matched up his star silver, it looked more gold. a right con them lot are

 
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