Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

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Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#1 Post by Rovalex » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:57 am

Hello ! I am the proud new owner of a 216 GTi and need to do some touch up painting. The car has zero paperwork, can one of you clever lot tell me the paint name/code just from looking or a way to establish it ? It does appear to be two colours, the majority of the car is the more golden of the two tones. Thanks ! Alex, Hertfordshire
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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:05 am

Passenger b pillar there is a metal tab on it that has the paint and trim codes.

Then check it against this list:

https://www.mg-rover.org/threads/rover- ... st.289950/
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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#3 Post by crepello » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 am

'NK' leapt off the pic at me. A 'local' reg. So good to have another member in Herts!
Hope you have good luck with it.

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#4 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 am

RoverRevival wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:05 am
Passenger b pillar there is a metal tab on it that has the paint and trim codes.

Then check it against this list:

https://www.mg-rover.org/threads/rover- ... st.289950/
................and when you've done that, you should find that it is Pulsar Silver over Tempest Grey :wink3
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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#5 Post by Julesmat50 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:18 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 am
...............and when you've done that, you should find that it is Pulsar Silver over Tempest Grey :wink3
As I've yet to see any two colour combination for the R8 be anything other than "Insert Colour Here" over Tempest Grey, was Tempest Grey the only lower colour used in the 2 colour R8's?
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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#6 Post by roverman2020 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm

hi there ive a Rover 216 Cabriolet in nightfire red whats the paint code please and sorry to jump on to this post folks :)

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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#7 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:16 pm

roverman2020 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm
hi there ive a Rover 216 Cabriolet in nightfire red whats the paint code please and sorry to jump on to this post folks :)
COQ :wink3
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#8 Post by roverman2020 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:19 pm

ok thank you i was on ebay and a guy had touch up paints with two different codes so theres only one :)

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#9 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:54 pm

Only one code for night fire
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Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

#10 Post by StubbornPatriot » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 am

I thought there were 2 codes for Nightfire Red - CAQ and COQ, although most references to them suggest they are actually the same colour, just a different formulation. There is, apparently, also a later NFR III which is different, code CBT, but the OP's car won't be this one. I have an old NFR door, that I obtained to replace one on my Tourer and they don't look quite the same - I believe the door came from an older car - but it might just have faded differently.

Anyway, if you look at the VIN plate on the N/S "B" pillar there will be the 3 letter paint code.
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