3 Jan 2012 at 6:42 am #183
Hi everyone, my car has finally arrived home and I have posted a couple of pics in the forum, has sustained a little damage and I would like to find out the paint codes for the front bumper and also the body, can anyone help me here in Aus with local paint suppliers?
Rob:)3 Jan 2012 at 11:48 am #696JohnKeymaster
Most bodyshops should be able just to match the colour by checking with a chip maybe ?3 Jan 2012 at 9:31 pm #697
thanks for that, I can always do the match by eye or spectograph, just thought that it may be easy to order some paint against a paint colour then again, it probably has changed over the years and there would be a difference.6 Jan 2012 at 7:42 am #701vanpilotParticipant
Hi Rob, 2CV looks just great, to get the correct paint codes try the following site by the late Jeroen cats.
Click on 2cv then colours.
This site has a wealth of info,
best wishes hope to catch up one day.
Geoff[ATTACH=CONFIG]795[/ATTACH]6 Jan 2012 at 12:29 pm #702
You are welcome to come up and stay for a day or two, happy to talk about our beaut little car, still not sure what to do, leave it as is which is complete with dents, some ordinary panel work or restore it to immaculate which would be an easy restoration, remember, it is a ’59 ripple series with absolutely no rust anywhere, must make it unique for that if nothing else, just need to make right a couple of little dents which I can’t keep my hands off and also the front bumper which was damaged somewhere along the journey.
Rob7 Jan 2012 at 3:46 am #703vanpilotParticipant
Hi Rob, yes it is always difficult to decide on originality or a pristine resto? Everyone seems to have a different view on this but I am of the opinion that if the paint work is original and in reasonable shape after 50 years it is a shame to loose the patina of such an original motor vehicle.
My old AZU van is very original and really turns heads, it has a few dents and scratches but I am working through these and attempting to blend them in wherever possible so it is hard to tell its been done.
Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
cheers, Geoff8 Jan 2012 at 12:09 am #704
I have a tendency to agree with you, of course once you start it then shows up the rest of the panels and you have to continue, my front bumper took a bit of a hammering and needs some panel beating and repaint, then of course, that means new rubber strip to match the paint, then you need to do the back one which will then need new rubber and Citroen badge, that will make the paint on the body show even more dents so then you start on that and on it goes! I think I will just enjoy it for a while, fitting a cover over the spare and cutting out a rubber mat for the rear so that our great dane (Jensen) can get a grip when riding around
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