can I get a touch up!
Angus Munro posed this question on the V8BB and the response
was most helpful. Surprisingly Miss Whiplash from Milton Keynes
did not respond! (Jun 09)
Munro asked "does anybody know where I can get a touch
up paint tin for my Oxford Blue RV8? I have tried a few of the
better known suppliers, some of whom carry the paint sticks
only. I also typed in "Touch up paint tin" on the
V8 website search box, without a hit. I want the type of tin
that has the screw off lid with a little brush inside it. That
way I can access the paint with a cocktail stick to apply very
small amounts of paint at a time to stone chips and scratches."
Rob Lewis posted a response only 48 minutes later saying
"I have just bought one of the same from Halfords. Just
take your VIN number with you and they will colour match it.
They also do spray cans."
Angus Munro shortly after lunch saying "what an
amazing result. Following Rob's tip I nipped out to my local
Halfords and met, by absolute fluke, the visiting manager of
Body Care, the company that supplies the paints to Halfords.
VIN number? "No sir, I need the paint code." As I
had no idea what that was, he and I went out to the car - and
he instantly fell in love with and became very enthusiastic
about it. The paint code for my car is on a plate just in front
of the radiator, and it is JSJ. Sure enough his computer found
the car and the colour and the paint components required for
the mix, all nine of them . . . including white.
So for less than £9 I now possess a little bottle of Oxford
Blue touch up paint. Thank you so very much for the quick reply
and tip Rob. I am very grateful to you."
At the front of each volume of the RV8 Workshop Notes series
we have a section on MG RV8 bodywork colours. The standard and
optional colours and the paint codes are set out below. Please
note each paint code shown below is prefixed by "BLVC":
BRG (Metallic) 0617
Caribbean Blue (Pearlescent) 0911
Flame Red 0818
Nightfire Red (Pearlescent) 0916
White Gold (Metallic) 0933
colours at extra cost:
Le Mans Green (Pearlescent) 1202
Old English White 1205
Oxford Blue (Pearlescent) 1203
Woodcote Green (Pearlescent) 1204
Workshop Note 125 contributed by Graham Burcher (Oxford Blue
1729) from Yorkshire in October 2002 provided more information
on RV8 paint colours and codes.