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#61 Sirpent

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

Is that the 180B colour John?

 

David

 

My understanding is that it is Datsun's standard color of the time across the range.



#62 CBR Jeff

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:27 PM

That's the colour as quoted from Wick Humble's book "How to restore your Datsun Z car".
It gives a few other details as well. GongZ quoted it erlier in the thread.
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Edited by CBR Jeff, 27 July 2016 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

So Ive got a JDM Fairlady grille which is grey, can anywone confirm this is the same grey as the tail light surrounds?



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:59 PM

David

 

Confirmed, I looked at my OEM never painted grille against the tail lamps and they are the same.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:06 AM

Ripper, thanks John.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:07 AM

Regarding 260Z 2+2 rear valance.

The thread has been very useful for me to get my rear panels painted in the right colour.
I know from this thread that the number plate light is the same colour for 240Z.

Is the rear number plate light is the same colour as the valance panel on 2+2?
 

My light has been painted the same colour as the car so I am not sure if it is correct.
The photo I have included shows the same thing.

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

The never repainted number plate light and rear panels on my red 260 2-seat are a matching graphite/grey coloured plastic. The registration plate panel is the same or close enough given that the substrate is different as it's painted metal not plastic.

 

Q. is that Duplicolor Graphite 102 still a current number? I just went to Supercheap, it wasn't on the shelf nor could they find it in their database.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:00 AM

I just found it in the auto parts store last week in California. 



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:52 AM

Thanks. Have painted mine the same colour as the valance.
Re the paint code. I bought mine off EBay as local shops didnt stock it.

The code on the Dupli.Color can is:-

HWP102 Graphite



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:59 PM

I used the same, looks fine, But I don't know exactly what is should look like!

 

 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:06 PM

Thanks Groundhog. No the HWP102 code didn't work either. I'll track it down on eBay as you suggest. Cheers. BTW, in your photo above, is it just a trick of the light but your taillight panels look very pale? Or is it a 2+2 difference? Just curious. Nice body colour BTW, is that 901?

 

Looks good ilbert!


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:58 PM

The photo above is of someone else's car. I used it as an example.

Mine is in the paint shop so I couldn't use my own car as an example.

I know now that if the number plate light is painted body colour it is a sure sign of a repaint.

So the rear panels are probably not the right colour.

It makes sense when you imagine the car assembly process that the body shell was painted first and the valance and numberplate light added after from a stock of all the same colour.

Then you get into the discussion about what colour/ coating the retaining screws should be.

I imagine they would just be the metal plating colour.

 

The HWP102 Graphite colour is darker than the photo, as per all the previous posts.

 

I have learned that if you don't shake the can for the good minute they recommend then the colour comes out different with more "flakes" in it.

 

Ibert, car looks fantastic. Well done.
 



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:51 PM

Oh right, I misunderstood & assumed it was yours pre-repaint. Hard to tell colours from photos, all depends on the lighting at the time.

 

Yes as you say the number plate light unit is a grey plastic on top, IIRC has white underneath, so not painted, while the screws and threaded clips are metal plating colours, only installed after all painting complete just like the taillights etc etc. If you need a photo just let me know.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:00 PM

NOS tail lamp set you can see the grey colour on the garnish + licence plate lamp.

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