grey metalic hymer skirt paint

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  1. Robert cardiff

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    hi I am doing some body work on my hymer and I am trying to locate some of the original paint
    I have contacted Brownhill's they told me the paint is called grey metallic and the code is A9233 but they cannot get it would any body know any place that I can get it ,or if anyone has any spare skirts for sale I would be interested . my Hymer is a starline 640 Merc Thanks also does anyone know if I can get replacement decants for my Hymer I need the front transfer which says starline 640 cheers
     
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    I need the same so I hope you get an answer. Got 2002 640.
     
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    if I find out will let you know cheers
     
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    I think you will find it difficult to get a match code and even if you did it is unlikely to be the best match due to fade over the years.
    Also when I looked carefully, the front and rear bumpers were a different shade as were the side sections !
    A good bodyshop will match it or halfords will do the same and mix it. I found a rattle can in Halfords was a decent match, it was called Rover Steel Grey.
    I still need to get my front bumper painted but just not got around to it yet, I think any roughly similar grey will look fine.
     
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    My Hymer 754 is in the paint shop this week having both bumpers painted. Originally I thought it was just lacquer peel, but after the boys had seen it in the flesh it turned out the bumpers had been painted at some point in its life but they had not been primed properly. It has now turned out quite an expensive job.
     
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    thanks for the advice if I have any luck I will let you know thanks
     
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    I know the feeling just pouring money in to get it looking tidy good luck hope you are happy with the paint job thanks for the reply
     
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    There are a number of companies that should be able to help with the decals. Here is one:

    https://www.caravangraphics.com/motorhomegraphics/e-z/hymer.html

    As you have the paint code, any number of companies can mix it for you. The problem, as mentioned above, is that it will match the original colour but that may have faded over time.
     
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    Does it also have corrosion on the side skirts, they usually do at that age.
    Are you looking at taking the skirts off the van and getting them sorted?
     
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    A decent paintshop can match. They won't need the number.
    @jock had some new decals made fir his hymer. Maybe he can advise who he used.
     
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    yes repaint one at a time
     
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    yes does have corrosion will remove one by one
     
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    When you get decals made make sure you get the right quality as some are only 'rated' to last a short period whilst others are meant for 10 years ... you do get what you pay for.
     
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    After exploring the possibilities of having the bumper on my 644 respayed I found it was virtually as cheap to buy a new one.The paint shop who I have used before and do a cracking job told me ideally they wanted to take the bumper off so they could do a proper job and for it to fit in the oven.Bought a new one through Darren at Brownhills,despite their reputation Darren is a first class chap to deal with.Also had side Hymer stripes relaced as they had faded badly.Was told the new ones were coloured all the way through,not like the originals,so make sure they are coloured right through.
     
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    Thanks For the advice very helpfull
     
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    Hi Google "auto paint supplies Cardiff" Brings up a whole page of suppliers, Most will be able to make a decent match if you get a sample to them. Expect to have to buy at least one or 2 litres though, Auto paint is very expensive. As I know from doing Classic Cars. BTW with a Manufacturers paint code Halfords will mix you an aerosol can up, but the colour match will not compensate for paint fade.
     
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    Have a look at BMW Lachsilber Metalic
     
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    yeah I know colour matching is difficult the only thing I can do is to spray the skirts and bumper the same colour thanks for your help
     
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    thank you will do
     
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    Talk to a salesman at your local truck dealer. They will give you the names of good commercial painters that should be able to help and also good "signwriters" that should be able to help with the decals. Most companies that fit graphics to trucks have the ability to design almost anything and cut to size and shape. It will be less expensive than going to Hymer. If you are struggling for names and addresses let me know and I will get some for you next week.
     
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