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    Paint Code

    Hello everyone. Does anyone have the paint code for the black colour on a 1980 MGB.
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    Re: Paint Code

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    Re: Paint Code

    Thanks JP. I know I am a little slow on the uptake sometimes so I don't think I understand the chart well. Am I right by saying the second column from the left is the different codes based on the suppliers just above it. Are all the letters and numbers in red the codes. I do recognize the DITZ 9000 number. I think I used that before. Is that a code for the black. So just for my education, are all the ones in red different codes? And what is the BLBK 1 in the 1st column that is printed in red. Thanks for the help. Dave.
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    Re: Paint Code

    I presume all the letters/numbers are codes. I would suggest you print the whole thing (the black) and bring it to your paint supplier and let them sort it out.
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    Re: Paint Code

    Yeah, that chart may be a bit confusing. Here's another one that shows only Ditzler (PPG) and Dupont codes:

    http://www.zeke.ne.jp/~glitter/main/...int_Codes.html

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    Re: Paint Code

    I've found over the decades that Ditzler (PPG) are the closest to original.
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    Re: Paint Code

    Thanks everyone. Yeh, you can't beat PPG. But I have used others with good results as well.
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    Re: Paint Code

    PPG=the best paint! I do find that their library of colors is extensive. They will phone the main office and sort the codes out for you....go to a Platinum dealer is your first step.
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    Re: Paint Code

    The only other system for me would be Valspar. Have had good results with their products as well.
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