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Re: Volvo P1800 restoration and paint color 11 months 1 week ago #872

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Hi John,

I see you are in a dilemna about paint colors. My P1800 is a 1967 and I'm going to paint it with the Pearl White color 79-1. This is how I went about finding the mixing code: I went to a PPG paint store since PPG has bought out the Ditzler Company which originally produced the paint. PPG has established an offset number for the 79-1. It is 90196. This number brings up all of the mixing codes from the original 79-1 number. With the new number, any paint store can mix it. PPG has a contact number which is 440.572.2800. Any paint store should be able to contact them and get the offset paint code number. I hope this will help you to find your 79 color. I do believe that particular number might be for an Amazon. Best I can tell, the 79-1 was used on the P1800. Best of luck in your endeavor!

Hans Hadland
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Re: Volvo P1800 restoration and paint color 7 months 13 minutes ago #1101

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I'm new to the forum, and I don't know whether this reply is going to John or the Hans. Hans, a question about paint and PPG. I'm in a similar situation as John - just bought a '71 1800 and will repaint to the original #102. Would PPG know what I'm talking about, or is there another code I must locate first?

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Bill
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Re: Volvo P1800 restoration and paint color 6 months 4 weeks ago #1103

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bnibill wrote:
I'm new to the forum, and I don't know whether this reply is going to John or the Hans. Hans, a question about paint and PPG. I'm in a similar situation as John - just bought a '71 1800 and will repaint to the original #102. Would PPG know what I'm talking about, or is there another code I must locate first?

Thanks.

Bill

Welcome to the Forum, Bill.

Share your ZIP and/or location and we should be able to hook you up with a local paint shop with full knowledge of classic Volvo paint codes and colors.

Thanks.

George Dill
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Re: Volvo P1800 restoration and paint color 6 months 4 weeks ago #1105

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George, I'm in West Michigan, 49441. Thanks for the help.
Bill
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Re: Volvo P1800 restoration and paint color 6 months 4 weeks ago #1107

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bnibill wrote:
George, I'm in West Michigan, 49441. Thanks for the help.
Bill

Give these folks a call/email...

autobodyclinicmuskegon.com/24423.html

...and inquire as to their auto body paint sources.

George Dill
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