A little advice wanted on paints etc (for 1984 white 505 GTI)
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    Default A little advice wanted on paints etc (for 1984 white 505 GTI)

    First time post, and I'm looking for a few bits of advice.

    My 1984 Peugeot 505 GTI is still in good shape but needs a little sprucing up.

    1. For touching up rough spots, what spray paint (in cans) is recommended?

    2. What specific white colour best matches the Peugeot one?

    3. Providing the areas to be sprayed are well sanded and there's no rust, is a primer needed?

    4. Will these recommended spray paints also do for the boot spoiler?

    5. What adhesive is best for reattaching the badges to the boot spoiler?

    If these questions have been covered elsewhere, just point me in the right direction!

    Many thanks.

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    P.S. Oh, one final thing. Any recommendation on where to get a right-hand headlight (got hit by a stone and cracked)?

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    Is it just your headlight glass that is broken? Glass is easy to replace if you have a headlight that has the reflector in poor condition. I may have one but will have to check my stocks in the next couple of days.
    Geedee

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    Thanks geedee.

    Yes, the headlight's still working just fine. The bottom right corner (looking at it from the front) is missing and a crack extends up into the remaining glass.

    Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by the glass being easy to replace?

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    If you mean what's the specific paint, the code should be written on one of the inner front wings near the upper strut mount. 84 white is probably 1574.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingolf View Post

    Could you elaborate a little on what you mean by the glass being easy to replace?
    The glass is held on to the reflector with something like Sikaflex. Then there is a metal surround held on to that (somehow....I forget). Often (in fact usually ) the glass falls out as the Sikaflex gets old and brittle. You can hold it in again with a good quality silastic.

    Just prise off some of the existing sealant, and the glass separates without breaking.

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    Most Supercheap and Autobarn stores can mix paint and put it into a pressure pack can. I think about $25 a can, and if only doing touch ups should go a fair way.
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    Most Supercheap and Autobarn stores can mix paint and put it into a pressure pack can. I think about $25 a can, and if only doing touch ups should go a fair way. If you can give them the paint code it will make it easier for them to work out the mix.
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    Damned if I can find it, 2pac. Found the manufacturers plate and the compliance plate but no four digit code.

    I did see a comment (somewhere in my googling) that it's only faintly marked and often gets wiped off with time.

    Anyway, many thanks. I think I'll try the 1574 and see how it looks.

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    Thanks Alan. I'll give that a shot with the 1574 code 2pac recommended.

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    Beano,

    Appreciate the voice of experience.

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    Geedee,

    So, is it easier to get hold of replacement glass than the complete headlight unit? If so, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    505 owners often have a couple of spares, good glass reflector rusted, broken glass good reflector, I have even swapped with another owner who had the opposite. Owners often store unwanted part s' just in case'. I have a spare headlight if you need one, even have a spare glass but it is for the passengers side. It is best to seal up the glass with silicon etc before it rains as water will quickly affect the reflector.

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    Thanks. If you do have a driver's side headlight you'd be willing to sell, I would certainly be interested. Just let me know what price you think would be right (including postage etc).

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