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So just chatting to the paint guy here at my Tafe course. He told me to ring PPG on 13 24 24 and talk to the folks on the phone and ask for the trim colour used on the hubcaps, grille, rear tail light garnish etc..

 

If they have the code great if not we will use the sample tin spray it let it dry and then come back following week and use spectrometer to try and determine the exact colour.

 

Hey Gav.

 

How did you go with this, any progress? My panel shop is asking for paint codes.

 

Thanks.

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i can look tomorrow as i use ppg but i don't like your chances. 

 

I tried to sign up on their website but they rejected me... I think you need to be a supplier or reseller to get access to their database. I suspect if you're not a paint shop they will fob you off over the phone too.

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gav240z:

 

I have a set of early series 1 hub caps similar to the set you posted pics of on this thread. Have you found a paint color for those or are you just using a flat black?????

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gav240z:

 

I have a set of early series 1 hub caps similar to the set you posted pics of on this thread. Have you found a paint color for those or are you just using a flat black? ????

 

It's my understanding they are the same gray, I was given a sample pot of the grey/gray paint a while ago by someone who went to great lengths to get it mixed up. When I went to my technical college (Tafe) I asked about getting a sample. They said I should ring PPG first and tell them it was used on the grille, tail lamp garnish, hubcaps etc.. and see if they have the code for it. They seemed pretty confident they would.

 

if not they said, we can use my sample pot to spray something up then use a colour spectrometer to analyse it and get a code. I haven't been back to the Tafe course for the past month. It should be starting again soon if nobody has had any luck with this before then.

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There is an old Datsun specialist workshop next to my panel shop who has a NOS tail light surround for a 180B that he thinks is the same grey as used on the Z's and the panelshop can match from that.

 

Ive done a quick google search and cant confirm.... anyone know if they are the same?

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Googled and got this, hope it helps

 

Color is ...........Ditzler Duracryl DDL 2862 Argent 

 

It's a PPG product 

473ml DDL
95ml DX265
142ml DX 264

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Is that the 180B colour John?

 

David

 

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

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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.

Jeff

Edited by CBR Jeff

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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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David

 

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

 

Cheers

 

John

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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.

 

Rear%20Hatch%20Number%20Plate%20Light_zp

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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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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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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!

Edited by gilltech

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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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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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