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82 RX7 paint type

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82 RX7 paint type

#1 Post by SP2333 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:04 am

I've got this 1982 RX7 arriving soon and envisage I will be doing some paint and panel work.

What is the original paint type? Acrylic or enamel or other?

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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#2 Post by autokiwi » Mon May 01, 2017 9:01 am

If it's a solid white, it will be 2K.

If it's a Pearl white, with a metallic fleck in the paint, it will be base coat/clear coat.

If it's still got the original data plate with paint code on it, your painter will be able to get the correct formula from his paint software.



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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#3 Post by rx 075 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:36 am

I think it is to old to be 2k



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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#4 Post by SP2333 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:29 pm

I thought being 1982 it may be acrylic??

What's the paint code for this Mazda white
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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#5 Post by bil20b » Mon May 01, 2017 6:07 pm

should be code WT "formula white" or WN aurora , i think 82 was change over or had both



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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#6 Post by KYPREO » Mon May 01, 2017 6:12 pm

I was under the impression that all 1st gen rx7s were acrylic, with the metallic colours being clear over base.

That white will likely be WT Formula White. But for Australian delivered cars from series 2 on the 2 digit colour code should be stamped on the chassis plate. You can verify when gou take delivery of the car.


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Re: 82 RX7 paint type

#7 Post by KREMSRX7 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 pm

It would be acrylic, easy to tell, simply get a rag with some lacquer thinners and wipe a small section inside a door or somewhere in noticeable, if it softens then it's acrylic, if it don't then it's 2k, but being that old I doubt it would be unless it's been resprayed, the paint shop will know if you ask them, but if your doing a respray, don't mess with acrylic, just use 2k system, better results and easier to use
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