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DSYKES5500

What colour is my car?

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DSYKES5500

When I bought the car it was advertised as Magnum grey. I ordered a sample pot of paint to later be made into aerosols, giving my reg number but it came labelled as Steel grey. I've sprayed primer onto some card, then the paint with the brush and then sprayed lacquer over. 

 

I've called Peugeot but all they've got it listed as is grey. There's no paint code under the bonnet as it's either faded or been painted over in the past. I've checked the vin but there's no paint markers in there I believe. 

 

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DSYKES5500

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welshpug

really needs to be on something with the same surface finish and same colour base primer to get an accurate gauge if its a match

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DSYKES5500

Ah, OK thanks. This is quoted as Steel Grey. Mine's a 1992 and I'm sure there were only two types of grey at the time. This looks a lot lighter than mine:

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DSYKES5500

This one is quoted as being Magnum Grey:

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DSYKES5500

It's a phase 1 made to look like a phase 2 up for sale for £22000 :-o

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DSYKES5500

Here's a pic of mine in the sun today...  I'm confused!

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Tom Fenton

Take it to a paint shop and get them to mix to the car. There are usually a few shades of each colour.
It looks like Steel Grey to me, graphite is darker.

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DSYKES5500

Tom, would Jessops be able to help?

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DSYKES5500
13 minutes ago, Tom Fenton said:

Take it to a paint shop and get them to mix to the car. There are usually a few shades of each colour.
It looks like Steel Grey to me, graphite is darker.

Tom, would Jessops be able to help?

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Tom Fenton

They would be able to match it if you wanted some paint work done, but won't sell you just the paint on its own, they use water based now anyway so its no good for the DIYer. They are booked up until back end of September when I spoke to Rick the other day, as I'm in the waiting list.

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DSYKES5500
8 hours ago, Tom Fenton said:

They would be able to match it if you wanted some paint work done, but won't sell you just the paint on its own, they use water based now anyway so its no good for the DIYer. They are booked up until back end of September when I spoke to Rick the other day, as I'm in the waiting list.

No worries. I'll have a trot down anyway as I need a quote from them to weld and paint my new rear bumper brackets and plate up and paint my bump stop brackets (they've dropped out they were so rusty) and fit the new cups and stops I've got. No rush so I'll get in the queue :) OK to mention that you recommended them?

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welshpug

steel is the English name for gris magnum btw.

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SRDT

Peugeot had more than one steel/magnum grey at the same time, the codes M0TA and M1TA are different shades.

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DSYKES5500

Thanks everyone, I managed to find an original Peugeot Magnum Grey M1TA aerosol and I've had a Steel Grey M0TA one made up.  I've done a small repair on the sill this weekend, rust removal, stonechip back on and paint and tried the Magnum grey on it.  It was way too dark and had an almost greenish tinge to it.  I smoothed it down with wet and dry and the Steel Grey one is perfect and has blended in so you can't even tell.  Mystery solved!! :)

 

 

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