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PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Neilparry » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:48 pm

Could anyone in the know enlighten me as to what the OE original colour paint is on the PZ alloys.

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Post by warpc0il » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:51 pm

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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Neilparry » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Nice one
Cheers Dave
I’ll do some research on the code


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Post by Neilparry » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:23 pm

Ral 7030


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Post by Neilparry » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:10 pm

Nope that’s way out
I’ll dig out a Ral chart and try to get a match


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Post by warpc0il » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:04 pm

The post that I linked to is quite old and Rover colours aren't as common as they used to be.

It would be great if someone could find a more contemporary paint that's a good match, and we can update that reference thread.

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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Delanor » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:23 pm

Touching up alloys needs a bit of luck to get a good match, i have built up a selection of various silvers and it can be trial and error before you get a good match, I usually prime some strips of masking tape then top coat with a few silvers and that look similar then lacquer then when dry use them as a swatch to compare.
I did a 40th Anniversary wheel and for that I found a silver but had to finish it with a very quick light waft over with gloss black to get it right.

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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Neilparry » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:23 pm

Trouble is I’m not touching up I’m doing a full refurb.
So I want to match them as close as possible to the original colour


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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Ainmhidh » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:59 pm

At least they should look similar to each other then!
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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by WildMan10 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:50 pm

IMO that Rover grey isn’t a good match, but it was the best off-the-shelf colour I could find when I tried to find better. I had to do a fair amount of mixing for touch-ups.
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Re: PZ alloys standard colour

Post by Delanor » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:56 pm

You can find a difference in colour between different makes ie Halfords own, CarPlan, Hycote etc
If you can find a sliver that is a close match and do all the wheels you will not notice the difference from the original colour unless an original wheel is placed right next to them even then you would have to be really critical to notice any difference.

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