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
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."