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Paint for VIVA HC

Postby Viva Man » Thu May 20, 2021 11:49 am

Hello,

I will doing some repair on lower body of my Viva HC 1972. The colour is Honey Starmist metallic gold. I am stuggling to find the Colour code for this.
Does anyone have the same type colour car or can point in the direction of company that could match this colour.

Any help would be great

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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby 1972nail » Thu May 20, 2021 8:16 pm

Paint codes are in the HC Technical Details section in this forum.

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However, to save you the trouble I looked it up it is 5YW. That may not help you as many paint suppliers don't keep the old Vauxhall codes on file anymore.
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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby HC Fairley » Fri May 21, 2021 8:44 am

1972nail wrote: That may not help you as many paint suppliers don't keep the old Vauxhall codes on file anymore.


You might be surprised. I got my paint mixed in my local auto parts store they were able to look up the Vauxhall code and the computer showed them how to mix it correctly.
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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby Fred Dukes » Fri May 21, 2021 3:43 pm

You may get it mixed to the formula for the colour code but if you are matching to existing 40+ year old paint you may find the old paint colour has changed with age. I would suggest that you take the car or a piece from the car to your local supplier/paint mixer for him to colour match.
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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby HC Fairley » Fri May 21, 2021 3:45 pm

Mine was getting a full respray at the time so it didn't matter too much to me . As you say Fred, matching in sections against a 40 year old fade isn't as easy.
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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby Viva Man » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:36 pm

Hello,

Thanks everyone. i did try a paint supplier who sent 5YW in yellow/cream.

I have also found a Honey Starmist - metalic code 5YW 2169/ 1969 which looks to match but from the HB range.

I'm only repairing the front under fender below the bumper.

I think i may need to find the closest match.

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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:05 pm

That 1969 colour carried through to the end of 1973 so those codes are correct. There is a website that I can't find now that gives the equivalent codes across a range of paint manufacturers. That is helpful as most paint suppliers and usually find one of those equivalent codes.
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Re: Paint for VIVA HC

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:22 pm

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