306 paint code doesn't match

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by ian, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. ian

    ian Guest

    The paint code listed on a sticker in the engine bay of my 306 (behind
    the suspension strut, but not on it) says EGQ, but the paint I had
    mixed to this code seems to be too dark and not metallic enough (the
    car is a dark metallic blue that has slightly purple tone to it). All
    the motor factors I have been to assure me this is the code, and then
    look it up, and say it's actually just GQ, and is "pharoan blue". This
    is what they;ve mixed. It is a 1998 meridian four door, could the code
    be wrong, or interpreted in a different way? Nothing appears to be
    written on any of the other usual places (door frames other bulk heads

    After lacquer and polish it looks even darker.

    any help would be greatly appreciated, even to confirm this is the
    correct mix, and I should maybe try somewhere else better at mixing!

    ian, Mar 2, 2004
  2. I had the same problem when i looked for a touch in paint for my 406,
    colour: diablo red, a metallic when i bought the touch in it looks fine on
    small spots, but anything bigger than that, and its deffinately darker, have
    asked them but they say its right, maybe it'd be an idea to find a Peugeot
    paint shop, and ask for a small amount because i cant see them spraying a
    whole panel the wrong colour; they must have the correct colour!!??
    M. H. Greaves, Mar 2, 2004
  3. Had the same problem with Diablo Red for a 307 - just about ok for the two
    spots but not great. Genuine Peugeot Paint from a dealer ...
    Des O'Donoghue, Mar 2, 2004
  4. ian

    kevin davis Guest

    ther are three diferent shades of diablo red ther is brobebly more than one
    shade of your colour
    kevin davis, Mar 3, 2004
  5. Yep, i said that to my dealer at the parts dept, but he says no def' not; i
    said def' so, it turned to a debate after which i went to see the director,
    but he wasnt in, so i left it at that., But yes you're right there are
    different shades.
    M. H. Greaves, Mar 3, 2004
  6. ian

    Simon Guest

    there are different shades within a paint code
    go to an independant paint mixer
    they have colour cards. When i sprayed my wives golf there were 4 shades
    within the same code.

    Simon, Apr 3, 2004
  7. It seems that the shade is re-intruduced a few times from the original, i
    had that on my last car.
    M. H. Greaves, Apr 3, 2004
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