JoeS
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Touch-Up Paint

Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:03 am

My flawless new used i-MiEV somehow acquired a small scratch, so I'm looking for some touch-up paint. The local Mitsu dealer (25-miles away) does not have it in stock. In case anyone is interested, as the parts person had to do quite a bit of legwork to verify this applied to the i-MiEV -
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Diamond White
Color Code W13
Mitsubishi part number MZ313374
$19.43 from the dealer

So I thought I'd do some online searching. Found this online Mitsubishi discount parts outfit:
http://www.mitsubishipartswarehouse.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=785865&siteid=214581&catalogid=5507&tab=1
$9.71
but they wanted $15.50 for shipping this little paint pen, after I went through the trouble of signing up. :evil:

Will stop by my (now very rarely-visited) local auto parts store to see what they have...

Maybe we can use this thread to list other colors and perhaps their equivalent industry-standard cross-references?
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

tigger19687
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Location: Bedford/Concord MA

Re: Touch-Up Paint

Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:13 am

I just went online to Autozone, and you can't even pick the i-MiEV to match a color !! :o
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

JoeS
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Re: Touch-Up Paint

Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:43 pm

Well, the closest O'Reilly's Auto Parts could come, selecting Dupli-Color Perfect Match Bright White supposedly Mitsubishi-compatible (but not specifically Diamond White), was their part number BCC0362. So I bought it and tried it and it's not a very close match to our sparkly white :cry:, but at least it's better than the black underlayer. Oh, well, the first scratch is always the hardest, and time to move on...
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

tigger19687
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Location: Bedford/Concord MA

Re: Touch-Up Paint

Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:29 am

Maybe you should clean it really well and then get a new EV sticker to put over it :)
Maybe a cord looking one like I have seen before.
But I guess it depends on where the scratch is.
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

Phximiev
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Re: Touch-Up Paint

Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:35 am

That's a great idea. We have a scratch on our iMIEV where a sticker would be perfect.
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

tigger19687
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Re: Touch-Up Paint

Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:40 am

OR, if you don't want something permanent you can get a magnet of something :)
I think that is what I want to do with mine. magnets of stuff.
[size=85]- Linda
-2017 Chevy Bolt Premier Bright Blue
- 2014 Toyota Prius C, for the Son

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