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    Default Type of silver?

    I'm getting my VXR bumper insert sprayed to match the vehicle colour. The car is silver but is there a special derivative of it? I vaguely remember reading that the Vectra silver was called 'Star Silver' but the last thing I want is to get it done and find it's a totally different shade!

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

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    If its like mine then its Star Silver 3 mate.


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    Best check, as there are other silvers , lightning silver for example. Mine's Star Silver 3

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    The code is on the drivers door pillar.

    The bottom set of letters and numbers are the paint code. So Star Silver 3 is Z2AU

    Last edited by rushy; 11th October 2010 at 19:44.

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    Also be aware that there are ten different shades of star silver 3, but any good bodyshop should have colour swatches,to get the best match. Star silver is a nightmare to match correctly and it's not unusal for a bodyshop to blend adjoining panels, to try and make the match better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Star Silver 3 is Z2AU
    It can also be Z157

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    Cheers guys, mine was actually Z157 like Big Dave said!

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