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Technical stuff => Body => Topic started by: squiglyzigly on November 01, 2018, 06:45:31 PM



Title: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 01, 2018, 06:45:31 PM
Iím looking to paint my Beta Saloon soonish but Iíve run into a little hitch with this paint code.
Iíve only enquired with one paint shop so far and they canít make any sense of the label in the boot. They are expecting a code something like 3 numbers and maybe a letter.

I really want to make sure itís painted the original colour, so would appreciate if can anyone shed some light on this paint label or is this all you get.

Ta Ian


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: rossocorsa on November 02, 2018, 02:21:30 PM
Some paint suppliers can scan the paint assuming it's original and get the exact colour from that. There will have been quite a few lancia blues over the years would need to know the build date to have best guess as to the code.


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 02, 2018, 09:21:59 PM
I thought this might be a bit tricky. The car looks to have been painted before, I think.
How do I find the build date?


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 02, 2018, 09:25:48 PM
I stumbled across this. Does it have any true worth?


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: rossocorsa on November 03, 2018, 11:48:40 AM
I thought this might be a bit tricky. The car looks to have been painted before, I think.
How do I find the build date?
I can look it up for some cars from the chassis number but records are missing pre 78 I think. It may be that the blue didn't change over a period is it a series two and is it pre or post facelift (long or short roof gutter easiest way to tell)


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 04, 2018, 10:24:56 AM
The car is a series 2 registereed in August 79 and a short gutter model. The chassis no. is 828CB1026303

Thanks for your help


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: rossocorsa on November 04, 2018, 01:01:40 PM
The car is a series 2 registereed in August 79 and a short gutter model. The chassis no. is 828CB1026303

Thanks for your help

Built July 1978, I'll have a look at colours tonight but likely to be as per the link you added above


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: rossocorsa on November 06, 2018, 09:59:40 PM
Blu lancia series 2 pre facelift is code 121 from 79 seems to be 105 later cars 438
I found another lancia blu on a ICI autocolor card which has no number just a code GA21

Sometimes the same colour code can have more than one variation.

I'm curious as the paintwork in your photo of the code doesn't look like lancia blu?


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 07, 2018, 07:37:35 AM
Is this a better representation of the colour. Itís filthy dirty Iím afraid but it has the light on it.


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: rossocorsa on November 10, 2018, 11:44:11 AM
Most likely 121 I think although all lancia blues are similar. I prefer the one they used on the 60s cars really dark almost black.


Title: Re: Paint code help (Max Mayer)
Post by: squiglyzigly on November 10, 2018, 12:00:11 PM
I went to the paint shop yesterday and compared the paint chips to the petrol cap. Clearly the car has been painted almost everywhere. As I intend to paint door shuts, most of the engine bay inc. inner wing turrets etc, back of the bonnet and of corse the exterior, then Iím going with the standard shade of 105 Lancia bleu.

As you rightly say rossocorsa, itís almost black and a very nice colour.  I think it will look lovely when painted Ďclear over baseí. And as far as I can make out, as close to original as can be proved.

Best get cracking.