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Old 03-19-2005, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Need paint color - Green 1997 SE

The title pretty much says it all, but I'll elaborate.

My 1997 Bonneville SE has a number of scratches in the paint, the biggest being the entire area under the bra that came with the car and the passenger'* side mirror, which looks like someone sideswiped it.

I'm going to run to Autozone and pick up some green paint, but what'* the exact color of green that I should look for?
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look at your RPO'* in your trunk. Its on your spare tire cover. your paint code should start with a Number, followed by a number and then a letter
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There'* nothing about my paint color on my spare tire cover, just some spare tire information and detailed instructions on how to change a flat.
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There'* nothing about my paint color on my spare tire cover, just some spare tire information and detailed instructions on how to change a flat.

there is no white lable that says DO NOT REMOVE with a bunch of Letters in groups of three???????
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if u go to the parts store...they will help u find the label and find the color in there books for ya...

just drive down there with a lil trust
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If anyone'* curious, a green Bonneville is actually "bright aqua metallic." I found some paint a while ago. Sorry if anyone'* been waiting for an answer ^_^U
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Be careful. That green changed almost every year.

And Autozone won't have a perfect paint code match. You need a bigger outlet auto store, or the dealer.
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Well then, I found the label in my trunk, but it'* got about five or six lines of numbers. How do I decipher the paint code from that?

The bottle I baught has the code "NG GM 440" on it. In addition, it also says "Bright aqua met. / 43, WA 9796, 243A / General Motors," if that'* relevant.
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That WA9796 should be listed on your RPO label, or it'* not a match.

My book lists only "Dark Yellow Green" (my color, fyi) and "Emerald Green" for 97.
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I just bought a 6 oz. spray can yesterday because I have a brand new driver'* door mirror to instrall. Got to paint it though.

Make sure you get the clear coat spraycan too, otherwise it warns you that the color won't match up as exact as the finish. And or course oxidation, weathering, fading paint, etc.

My car is the light gray metallic so fading doesn't seem to be an issue.
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