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Paint Code For Mk2.5 In Red 2003
Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:11 AM
I've tried to find the code online but I am struggling. I had assumed it was just classic red, but having bought a tin from halfords, the cap colour does not look the same.
Can anyone advise me on the likely name and colour of the paint? Thanks in advance.
Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:21 AM
If 2003 it's probably Eternal Red (A3E), which is basically the same colour but with a lacquer. I think they phased out Classic Red (SU) before then.
Red is a difficult colour to match as it's one of the worst for fading, the lacquer probably helps with that - but be warned that whatever you end up with probably won't be perfect - which might explain the discrepancy you're seeing.
So the colour you have is probably fine, you just need a clearcoat too.
I'd go for a colour matched can from somewhere like MX5Heaven - I use Halfords for all sorts of things but I'm not sure how much I'd trust their factory matched paints.
Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:33 AM
I may just use that as its just to tidy up and seal up the inner arches in an attempt to slow down the rust (as it's now garaged and is only going to be used the odd time)
Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:36 AM
Mazda cutting corners!
Posted 08 May 2020 - 09:46 AM
Or more likely they've been replaced/repainted by a previous owner - although I wouldn't put it past Mazda to save a few quid on clearcoat for the mirrors
Posted 08 May 2020 - 05:13 PM
Just to update, I've rattle canned the wing mirrors with the halfords paint and to be fair, it looks the same colour to me. Just the job
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