218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

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218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Post by MisterH » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:12 pm

Just been testing the 218 Arctic Blue Metallic I got from Halfords that had been specially mixed up.

I tested it on the original Wing mirror cap that the previous owner sent on to me, it is broken, but I decided to use it for reference.
the colour seems too dark and has a bit too much metallic pigment in
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Does anyone know where I can get some special mix? Would I have any luck going direct to Volvo?
any help would be much appreciated, the car needs it badly in some places
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Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Post by jifflemon » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Firstly, does your paint code have additional numbers after 218? For example, I think there’s at least 3 specific shades of Paris blue.

Secondly, Metallics are never going to be fun to blend in.... there’s a definite art to fading it; there’s little thing like spraying through a hole cut in a preice of a4 to disrupt the metallic flakes, but ultimately, what sort of things are going to be painting?

Third; age... your paint has had at least 20 years to change and fade. It may be that the paint is mixed perfectly, it’s just that your paint has aged. You may have to take the car, or sample, to a paint suppliers for them to match the colour.

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Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Post by MisterH » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:09 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Firstly, does your paint code have additional numbers after 218? For example, I think there’s at least 3 specific shades of Paris blue.

Secondly, Metallics are never going to be fun to blend in.... there’s a definite art to fading it; there’s little thing like spraying through a hole cut in a preice of a4 to disrupt the metallic flakes, but ultimately, what sort of things are going to be painting?

Third; age... your paint has had at least 20 years to change and fade. It may be that the paint is mixed perfectly, it’s just that your paint has aged. You may have to take the car, or sample, to a paint suppliers for them to match the colour.
the VIN plate said it was 218-5 which I told them, I have found a Colour Matching place near me that I might try, thank you for your advice
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Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm

yep
spraying metallic paint is a near nightmare, it can look OK when viewed in one light not the other, spraying from front to back will appear different form spraying back to front , must use same angle all the way . .. .

try matching red, it's worse :-(
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Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Post by dekkb » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:46 pm

I've been trying to re-clear coat some areas on the peacock green. dead helpful when its a metallic clear coat as well as a metallic paint :wall: :nuts: :roll:
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