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What is this colour name please!

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Hi, I know the colour code on the vin plate is L1, but that apparently could be Atlantic blue, Baltic blue or Corsican blue. It's a mk5 1982 GL solid colour, If i can find the actual name i can get a rattle can made up, can you help please! Thanks. Please see picture attached, sorry it's so small but full size pic is file is too large to atrach.

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Atlantic is L2 ph

Corsican is L0 mh

Baltic is L3 1s25EB2B8C-C7C9-4612-A3FB-74F234A9EC3A.thumb.png.f5a523890beac90892ce40959568e41b.png

 

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I’d go with Atlantic looking at images on google 

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hard to tell from the pic, microfiche doesn t list ext colours, partsbook says "corsican blue" for "L" (without 1). and according to this march 82 brochure, only these colours where available:

 

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not very helpful i fear, what month was your car built or could it be 1981 produced perhaps? see scan from "J2S".

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if you take it to a motor factor that deals with the trade, they'll be able to measure the colour with a spectrophotometer & give you a good match

 

This is one I use - https://jkwrefinishingsupplies.co.uk/

 

The cans are really good too, they don't spit & fart like they did in the past & you get to drain the can completely

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Thanks all, much appreciated!  On the vin plate someone has scratched in 23.02.1982. I'm giving the engine, bay, and front axle a  refresh while it's off the road till it qualifies for free tax! 

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Have to agree with Neil. I got some Sunset Red made to the code and it it didn't match perfectly. Possible fading. The factor's measuring machine matched it bang on

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Red is the colour most effected by sunlight.

< Daytona yellow is a pain to match as there are something like 8-9 shades!

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On 3/2/2021 at 8:53 PM, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

Red is the colour most effected by sunlight.

< Daytona yellow is a pain to match as there are something like 8-9 shades!

 

Red did always used to be bad, but they tend to use more light fast pigments these days which don't fade, which could result in it being metameric (looks a different colour under different lights) as it would now be rematched using different pigments.

 

I remember some fiat colours having well over 30 shades, so 8 or 9 is not so bad.

 

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