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Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Ben_r1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:45 am

My bonnets off at the body shop being resprayed and they’re requesting the paint code which I cannot find anywhere on the car?

It’s a grey metallic colour on a 2010 car I believe the right colour may be 38E from google searches but can anyone confirm?

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Ainmhidh » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:11 am

Driver's door pillar or under the bonnet near the driver's corner of the windscreen I believe?
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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Ben_r1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:23 am

Checked every door shut including rear door and all under the bonnet. Found the vin plate and such but nothing denoting any colour codes I know Mazda to use

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Nickp47 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:27 am

Is it a bigger wing mirror car? If so, it will be Aluminium Silver which is 38P

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Ben_r1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 am

Unsure what is a big or small mirror car? It’s a 2010 R3 model, still new to the 8s and their many variations.

Pic of car can be found here... https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzmxeKnSin ... 9sa9jfrba8

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Nickp47 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 am

Yes that’s Alu silver (later model year so does have the bigger mirrors)

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by warpc0il » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am

If the bonnet is sprayed based on that colour code then it *might* be a close enough match for the rest of the car, but really they should be getting the paint shade colour-matched by the supplier.

The guy that did the replacement front bumper for my Jeep made that mistake and you can tell the difference (too silvery) from the other side of the street #-o . Thankfully, it's just a Jeep, so I don't really care.
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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Ben_r1 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:34 am

Spoke to Mazda Uk with the Vin can confirm its 38P many thanks for all your help :thumleft:

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Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Post by Mpv2k3 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:18 pm

I'm pretty sure diamond grey with the smaller mirrors is 38E for reference
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