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I just hit a curb. Anyone know the paint code ASAP? I'm heading on a trip in the car and would like to paint it temporarily until I get back and have it professionally done. No time now.

Anyone know something I can do by Friday? It bugs me. No major damage done --just a scratch on the outer rim on the right rear.
 

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This was discussed once before so when I saw it I copied the recommendation and kept it for future emergencies. This is what I copied, not sure from whom:

"Buy a can of Dupli-Color Dark Shadow Gray (CX) BFM0360. It is a 98% perfect match to the wheels. Smooth the rash a bit with 320 grit wet sand paper - just the white part - don't scuff the good paint around it. Just try to knock of the sharp points to create a flatter surface for the paint. Clean it well, then spray paint onto a Q-tip and dab the paint onto the rash. Let it dry and repeat for about three applications and the rash will be almost invisible."

Edit: credit for this goes to @sptcoupe
 

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This was discussed once before so when I saw it I copied the recommendation and kept it for future emergencies. This is what I copied, not sure form whom:

"Buy a can of Dupli-Color Dark Shadow Gray (CX) BFM0360. It is a 98% perfect match to the wheels. Smooth the rash a bit with 320 grit wet sand paper - just the white part - don't scuff the good paint around it. Just try to knock of the sharp points to create a flatter surface for the paint. Clean it well, then spray paint onto a Q-tip and dab the paint onto the rash. Let it dry and repeat for about three applications and the rash will be almost invisible."

Edit: credit for this goes to @sptcoupe

Super. I think we might want to make a sticky somewhere about paint touch ups and codes somewhere.

I can get this at Autozone.
 

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Super. I think we might want to make a sticky somewhere about paint touch ups and codes somewhere.

I can get this at Autozone.
Added this thread as "Wheel Paint Match" in the DIY and Technical Index thread, for now. At least we can find it again.

Sticky about paint touchups is a good idea. If anyone has time to start a new thread with paint codes, etc, I'll sticky it. I just don't have time this week to dig out the information.
Put it into the Appearance & Body section, please.

Thanks for saving that quote, heelntoe. I could use a bit as well!
 

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This is good info. I've picked up a number of fairly large paint chips on one of my rear wheels. Kind of bizarre as they're all over the wheel in various spots more like a paint issue than rock hits. I'm going to pick some of this up and give it a try.
 

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Afraid I'm going to confuse the issue.

When I had a scuff on one of mine my AR dealer could not get the exact paint code from AR, apparently it is not a standard paint colour.

When they tried to best match it they could not quite get it right and in certain lights it was slightly different, and so they desperately tried to get the official colour from Alfa but with no joy, especially as they are an official Alfa Romeo bodyshop.

In the end they admitted defeat and had to respray all 4 wheels at their expense, clearly they would not have done this if AR could have confirmed the actual paint code. This time they deliberately used a standard Alfa paint colour so that should it happen again we know exactly what to use.

The closest Alfa paint that they could match was Alfa Romeo 607B Grigio Anthracite.

I don't know what the subtle differences may be between 607B and 319B, but if 319B is the correct colour it is strange that AR would not confirm this to an official Alfa Romeo bodyshop.
 

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This was discussed once before so when I saw it I copied the recommendation and kept it for future emergencies. This is what I copied, not sure form whom:

"Buy a can of Dupli-Color Dark Shadow Gray (CX) BFM0360. It is a 98% perfect match to the wheels. Smooth the rash a bit with 320 grit wet sand paper - just the white part - don't scuff the good paint around it. Just try to knock of the sharp points to create a flatter surface for the paint. Clean it well, then spray paint onto a Q-tip and dab the paint onto the rash. Let it dry and repeat for about three applications and the rash will be almost invisible."

Edit: credit for this goes to @sptcoupe
I bought a small touch up bottle of this. It works fairly well but mine were small on the edges from the previous owner not on a flat spot on the face. You had to get really close to even see the chips in the first place.
 

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Not sure if this forum allows cross-posting from other sources, but figured I would try for people not in that group.

A user on FB posted the Alfa paint code, Alfa Romeo 319B Grigio Anthracite for an exact match:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4CFanatics/2201857376796128/?comment_id=2202097800105419
I ordered a 2oz bottle of this, Alfa paint code 319B, from AutomotiveTouchup.com and I can confirm it is a 100% perfect match. A micro applicator and five minutes and all of the tiny chips in the outer edges of my rear wheels are gone. Thanks again for sharing it!
 

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I ordered a 2oz bottle of this, Alfa paint code 319B, from AutomotiveTouchup.com and I can confirm it is a 100% perfect match. A micro applicator and five minutes and all of the tiny chips in the outer edges of my rear wheels are gone. Thanks again for sharing it!
How did you get 319B on that web site? I saw 318B only. Thanks.
 

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Great thanks for posting this... Ill definitely try to order some 319B from the dealer.
 
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