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    Wanting to know more about the colour code and name for my R17 1312
    Mine is the the orange colour.
    Any help to obtain the correct colour from my paint shop would be appreciated.

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    I take it that the car has been repainted and therefore the paint code on the left inner guard just behind the headlight is no longer visible. I will probably have them some where and will have a look later if Simon doesn't find it first. Autopro parts place and a auto paint place both had the colour code for my R1317 and my R1302. They did a mix, and on both cars the colour was just slightly different to original, so it would have been just noticeable if I was only spraying a part of the car. Given that the original paint was 40 years old at the time that is understandable. Incidentally check that the paint will go over the old paint with out any problems. The R1302 had to be painted with a sealer first as the standard acrylic lacquer caused it to go soft but didn't effect the R1317. Even though according to the code they were supposed to have the same Renault synthetic paint. And were both late 1973 build complianced in Aust in early 1974. Of course the 1302 may have already been resprayed once. Although it was only a few years old when we got it.
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    Is the stencilled paint code located on the inner wing behind the LH headlamp under the bonnet?

    Also it may be better to take it to a paint place for them to match the paint on the car, as paint matching by code can be an art in itself. And given 40 odd years, the car may have been refinished, or the original paint is likely to have faded/altered from the original application.
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    This car has been repainted outside only - in ford blood orange. The code is behind the LH light. but I have not thrown on the Mister Magoo specs to read it yet.
    Could you tell me what the code would read like?
    Do they have names like "citrus orange" or "burgundy red"?

    I will have to paint the whole car in a sealer undercoat because the repaint few years back was done in Jam (enamel). I have no trouble with painting systems. But I am doing her with Acrylic and a heap of clear. Gives a deeper colour. It's also much easier to service down the track.

    Some of the orange colours that are similar on new cars do look good. May have to change it slightly but keep it close to the original. Blood orange really stands out to much for me.
    What do others think?
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    To interpret the identification number, see this page:

    The 15/17 Register - 15/17 Identification

    Here are a few of the French paint codes, and a period Australian Dulux equivalent, that were issued by Renault Australia. Nowadays, I'm guessing you would get a better result searching by the original French 3-digit code. Renault generally didn't have inspirational names for their paint codes, just the three digit code and its general hue as a description.

    The 15/17 Register - 15/17 Identification
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    Not like "home on the o'range" then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Not like "home on the o'range" then?
    My neighbour had a Torana that was Lone O'Ranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Not like "home on the o'range" then?
    Exactly! Leyland used their imagination :-)
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    GMH and Leyland in the 70's had such great names.

    Scarlett O'Hara, strike me pink to name a few.
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    Just had a look through the US brochure, as they like labels.

    331 Orange - Mediterranean Orange
    311 Orange - Indy Orange
    318 Orange - Chipper Orange
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    I have a book on Spartan auto paints that gives a colour for the 1971 Renault "Flame Orange" Ident. Code 12657

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    S1 LH. 331. Sorted
    Synthetic Renault
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    Orange 1973 331 566.15844
    Mediterranian Orange Thanks Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    I have a book on Spartan auto paints that gives a colour for the 1971 Renault "Flame Orange" Ident. Code 12657
    Just as an FYI, Flame Orange was one of the local assembly Renault colours, so not the same as used on the full import 15/17.
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    Out of interest.
    What did the 311 Orange - Indy Orange
    318 Orange - Chipper Orange look like used on the later model in 1975?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Out of interest.
    What did the 311 Orange - Indy Orange
    318 Orange - Chipper Orange look like used on the later model in 1975?
    Both are more pastel than the strong 331 orange. 311 is the one seen on the later 15/17, then (I've not seen 318 in the metal) the 318 orange looks more pastel again from the pic of the Le Car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Both are more pastel than the strong 331 orange. 311 is the one seen on the later 15/17, then (I've not seen 318 in the metal) the 318 orange looks more pastel again from the pic of the Le Car.
    The taxi cabs in the background are the same 318 orange
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    My 1975 R15TS was the same colour orange as Brisbane Yellow Cabs. I don't know what the colour code was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    My 1975 R15TS was the same colour orange as Brisbane Yellow Cabs. I don't know what the colour code was.
    I reckon that would have been 311 Orange, that would have been a 1974 car?
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    Here's a list of the European Renault paint codes from around the period.
    Unfortunately the descriptions leave a lot to be desired:
    The whole list is about 650 lines so I just posted the ones from the 70's
    MAKE NAME Code. YEAR TYPE
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLANC MEYE EWT 1978 1993 SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT COSMIC L006 1978 1980 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT HEIDELBERG BLUE L008 1978 1980 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT LIGHT BLUE LG 1978 1989 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT JADE GREEN 1775 1979 1985 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BEIGE 1777 1979 1982 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT CASCADE BLUE 1778 1979 1985 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT INCENDIE ROUGE AFNOR 1801/752 1976 - SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLUE 423 1975 - SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLUE 457 1973 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT ORANGE 366 1976 1989 SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT AGATE 367 1979 1980 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLEU ARDOISE 422 1977 1991 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLEU ROYAL 421 1965 1977 SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLUE 407 1975 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BROWN 113 1975 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT MARRON GLACE 122 1979 1980 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BRONZE 123 1978 1985 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLUE IRISE 1509 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BEIGE 151 1977 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT DORE GREEN 1510 1977 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT ASH GREY 1514 1978 1987 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT VERT TORRENT 1394 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT AZURE BLUE 1331 1977 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BEIGE 134 1979 1981 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT ROUGE CORAIL 1344 1972 - SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT PIERRE DE LUNE 1383 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLUE 1461 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT GREEN SILVER 1474 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BEIGE NACRE 1384 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT INCENDIE ROUGE AFNOR 752/1801 1976 - SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT GREEN 953 1973 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT ALGUE 976 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT GREY 602 1975 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT SLATE BLUE 475 1978 - METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT BLEU ALPINE 485 1978 1985 METALLIC
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT RED 733 1973 - SOLID
    RENAULT-PEUGEOT GREY 651 1973 - METALLIC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I reckon that would have been 311 Orange, that would have been a 1974 car?
    I had in my mind it was 1975, but could have been 1974. It was the "series 2" with only the large glovebox above your knees, and not the little one that popped out of the top of the dash. It may have sat in a holding yard before being sold and had its compliance plate fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    I had in my mind it was 1975, but could have been 1974. It was the "series 2" with only the large glovebox above your knees, and not the little one that popped out of the top of the dash. It may have sat in a holding yard before being sold and had its compliance plate fitted.
    Either way, it would still be the later 311 orange. I thought it had the later dash, but couldn't recall if it had the fuel filler cap (1974), or fuel filler flap (1975).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Either way, it would still be the later 311 orange. I thought it had the later dash, but couldn't recall if it had the fuel filler cap (1974), or fuel filler flap (1975).
    It had the filler cap.
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    My earlier Feb 1974 has the top type glove box. My later Sept and Oct 1974 cars have the bigger better glove box that dropped down. Both my early 74 and later 74 have a filler caps. Not sure what my fourth car has and it is jammed in behind too many other cars to get to.

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    Just to clarify, my mention of model year refers to French production, so the drop down glove box is a 1974 model year change. The fuel flap (on an AUS spec car) indicates the car was built for ADR 27 fuel vapour emission rules, so then it becomes a 1975 Australian model year car. :-)

    I've got a pic somewhere of a Renault 16 featuring the new May 1974 model change to tombstone seats, through the window is a long row of French 1973 model year 15s. So cars were likely complianced when required, or before the ADR's changed. Like leftover Laguna 2s later on, but at least they had a build date reference on the car in addition to the much later compliance plate date.
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