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Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:45 am
by Ben_r1
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?

Thanks

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:11 am
by Ainmhidh
Driver's door pillar or under the bonnet near the driver's corner of the windscreen I believe?
Failing that, the colour police will probably be along shortly to give you a better clue!

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:23 am
by Ben_r1
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

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:27 am
by Nickp47
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?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 am
by Ben_r1
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

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 am
by Nickp47
Yes that’s Alu silver (later model year so does have the bigger mirrors)

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am
by warpc0il
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.

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:34 am
by Ben_r1
Spoke to Mazda Uk with the Vin can confirm its 38P many thanks for all your help :thumleft:

Re: Help with paint code on R3?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:18 pm
by Mpv2k3
I'm pretty sure diamond grey with the smaller mirrors is 38E for reference