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There is an early post on here regarding touch up paint but I thought I would add this as its slightly different. I have a few small chips and Tesco dints on the car but not enough to warrant 'Chips Away' or similar yet.
I believe all paint has to be ordered from Germany by an Ampera Service Centre and I wondered if anyone knew what packages are available (spray, brush or a kit with any lacquers etc (not the right terms but its not my area)).
My car is Crystal Claret and I thought the code was WA505Q/89/GBE but apparently the plate (Service Parts Identification) in the offside rear storage compartment has all the codes and the bottom line is for the paint (see photo). I think these codes specify all of the original components when the car was manufactured. There is a way to decode it but I haven't found it yet.
Its always nice to have a little background knowledge when speaking to Service Centres so I wondered if anyone has bought Vauxhall touch up kits for their Ampera, if it was difficult and what packages are available.
Failing that any recommendations regarding Chips Away or similar.
 

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I bought a touch up kit via Bellingers at my last service it was only about 8 quid from memory. It consists of 2 items, the colour and clear lacquer. Cheaper than buying a similar thing from Halfords?
Blimey thats cheap, I will enquire about price when I take the car for its service in 2 weeks, I was expecting mega bucks. If all else fails I will try these people Vauxhall Ampera Crystal Red GBE Touch Up Paint
The codes are the same for my car but its listed as Crystal Claret not Crystal Red, I have emailed to check as I know there can be problems matching colours.
 

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My genuine GM Opel/Vauxhall touch-up (car is metallic "Crystal Red") has the following inscribed on the front cardboard:

impulsrot met.
cardinal red met.
rouge cardinal met.
1 # 95599004
GR.8.769
17 66 107

Supplied by Bellingers.
 

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That could be the same as mine. Mine is called Summit White (it was the second cheapest colour choice when the car was new, black was the only no-cost colour) and the Touch up has:-
Opel/Vauxhall
schneeweiss 40R
olympic white 40R
blanc glacier 40R
1 # 93165427
GR.8.769
17 66 0866

The pack has both the white and the lacquer.
 

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Was trying to work out which colour white I had and I found this which helps decode the Service Parts Identification label a bit.

So on mine, the lowest line says BC/CC U8624 03E

which translates to Base coat & Clear coat Body colour paint code U8624 and Interior trim colour/level 03E

This site will help you convert the five character body paint code to something useful or you can just google it



134242
 

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Lithium White is 800J according to this site. I have had a rake around and it comes up also with WA800J. Although according to this site it should be a 4 character/number reference. Chevrolet also has this colour code as Diamond White, which is a tri-coat. Both Lithium White and Crystal Red were the only Ampera tri-coat colours.
 

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Can you post a photo of your label?
Here you go



Lithium White is 800J according to this site. I have had a rake around and it comes up also with WA800J. Although according to this site it should be a 4 character/number reference. Chevrolet also has this colour code as Diamond White, which is a tri-coat. Both Lithium White and Crystal Red were the only Ampera tri-coat colours.
It's the same that Opel sold me, 9559906 reports back as 800J in TOUCH-UP PAINT [3 COAT (NOT BRANDED)] OPEL AMPERA as well, but funny in that site the pack has 3 sticks, mine only has two (paint and clearcoat)



Not sure if I was sold old stock or a bad batch, but the color seems more gray than pearl white.
 

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The 3 stick set includes a primer, possibly to bulk up chips so that the final clearcoat is level with the existing finish. I've yet to find a non-brilliant white touch-up that is a perfect match and even then on my Summit white I think it was only the glare of the sun that stopped you noticing touch-ups.
 

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Here you go

Oooerrr ... well, that puts paid to that theory then. Maybe its just white primer with a clear topcoat ... :ROFLMAO:

I've yet to find a non-brilliant white touch-up that is a perfect match
Yep - my first touch-up pot (Hycote) looks a bit creamy for Summit/Olympic White, although it does have a nice fine brush. Going to try a genuine GM one next.
 

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This doesn't help with the paint, I also found this full list of the RPO* codes that appear in the main part of the label. I checked my 03E trim code and it seems to be right: 03E TRIM COLOR SEAT CERAMIC WHITE/JET BLACK

*Regular Production Option
Great link, already saved. So I have checked every code (why wouldn't I? 😄) and I have in the sticker GBN that matches with PRIMARY COLOR EXTERIOR, WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT (G) and country Netherlands (CT5) that was where the car was first registered, makes sense. GB* codes seems to be exterior paint.

PCW, VRH and 5GM seems to have no match on that PDF, all the rest is on point.
 
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