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Markw
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Paint codes

#1 Post by Markw » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:16 pm

Hi everyone .
My other half is a proud owner of a 94 216 auto.
Previous owner had it a from almost new in 94 .
73000 miles .
Anyway it needs some TLC , front wings need attention .
So my question is about paint codes , its solid bright red up top and grey below .
I have read paint codes are on the Id plate , where is this located ?

Also need bottom window weather strip on top door skin .

Also who is a good source of bits ?

Thanks
Mark and Debbie

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Johnny 216GSi
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Re: Paint codes

#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:02 pm

The VIN plate is on the near-side central pillar between the front door and rear door. Open the front passenger door and the rear door on the same side and the plate is riveted at the bottom of the pillar and can be clearly seen and read.

Your car will be paint codes COF (Flame Red) and LOQ (Tempest Grey) I expect.

The weather strip - if you mean the one that sits at the top of the metal outer skin (and is there to seemingly clear the window as it's wound down) is NLA (no longer available). Best source of parts are from second hand cars in scrap yards, or asking on here in the relevant section (parts wanted).
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

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Re: Paint codes

#3 Post by crepello » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:16 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:02 pm
The VIN plate is on the near-side central pillar between the front door and rear door. Open the front passenger door and the rear door on the same side and the plate is riveted at the bottom of the pillar and can be clearly seen and read.

Your car will be paint codes COF (Flame Red) and LOQ (Tempest Grey) I expect.
That particular combination would be shown as paint RYJ on the VIN plate.

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Re: Paint codes

#4 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:34 pm

I would check Rimmer Bros for the weather strips most of them were available last year because I bought some; three door and most for the four door, which are identical between [R8] 200 and 400.
Teddy Bear

Rover 216 Sli SRS Charcoal Colour Coded bumpers 1996

Rover 216 GTi Flame Red 1992

Rover 414Si British Racing Green 1995

Rover 216GTi TC Ocean Blue 1993

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Re: Paint codes

#5 Post by g259fsg » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:34 am

Found this really useful list of Paint Codes. Explains the individual colours as well as the Combo-Codes, which may be what is noted at the bottom of the door pillar.

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http://forums.mg-rover.org/car-care-detailing-forum-145/rover-3-letter-paint-code-list-289950/
Cheers,
Hugh

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