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Old 11-07-2008
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I've heard references made to the Paint Codes for one's coach. I've searched the documentation (blue box) and I've read all the stuff on every metal plate (attached to the frame or body) that I can find, and there's nothing that looks like paint codes.

Anyone have any ideas how to find out the paint numbers so I can get some touch-up paint? (There have been quite a few rock-dings on the front end and a couple of other bumps and scrapes that would be nice to cover up...)

I've managed to match (close enough) one color by eyeballing the lid-colors on touch-up paint cans in my local auto parts joint... but it's pretty tough as there's no way to easily take color samples from the coach into the store...
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Pete my paint codes were at the top of the windsheild to the left of the radar detector. When I had a paint store try to make them up they didn't work so a friend of Randy's who works for a auto body supply brought out his paint camera and made me up some touch up paint. Great match
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After nearly standing on my head, I found the paint numbers label. What a nearly inaccessible place to put it!!! It was right next to a GVWR label...

The mounting on my coach is such that the cabinets actually come down below the window, making the label location near-invisible and requires major contortions to view it. I'll use my digital camera to see if I can get a readable photo... <sigh>.

Thanks for the tip!

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Pete now that you have the codes I wish you better luck than I had when it comes to reproducing the paint. If they are wrong then I would find a good paint shop with someone who knows how to use the remote colour camera. Good luck
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If I am correct the paint codes you have are referenced to Dupont air dry numbers. The same code means different things to different paint manufacturers. Hope this helps
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If I am correct the paint codes you have are referenced to Dupont air dry numbers. The same code means different things to different paint manufacturers. Hope this helps
Thanks, Tom...

I was aware that the paint codes refer to a particular brand of paint ... and my next bit of research was to determine which brand the codes referred to. This bit of data is a big help!

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i think petes codes are for glazarut,or however you spell it.
same paint used on mercedes.
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over the years bluebird has used
ppg
basf
Dupont
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I believe it is spelled GLASURIK. It is a german paint, it made about 3 miles from my house, yet I would have to drive to Akron, Ohio, (85 miles one way) and get it at $ 125.00 @ gallon. My bird has that paint on it and it is good. At least the rust has not gotten thru it yet.

QUOTE=Randy Dupree;9383]i think petes codes are for glazarut,or however you spell it.
same paint used on mercedes.[/QUOTE]
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I did a search and found this.
http://www.glasurit.com/
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