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"White Frost" owners

carsrmilife

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So, from what I am able to find, we don't actually have what GM refers to as White Frost. We in fact have Abalone White tricoat, which isn't surprising as this is a rebranded Opel. With that being said, has anyone done any small rock chip repairs yet? Outside of buying touch up "kits" I can't seem to find anything of a reasonable price, for the paint code WA486B. Does anybody happen to know if it is in fact the same as GM's WA140X?
 

Jack GS

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WA486B is definitely the correct paint code. I haven't gotten my hands on any of that one to compare it to the WA140X though.

Here's the stuff I picked up in an attempt to fix a scratch in the door sill area. The way this kit worked, there is the white base coat and a clear translucent topcoat that contains the pearl. It was definitely a different shade of white and had a different pearl density. I wasn't able to make it work. Link
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Ctrcbob

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I’ve never been able to get a good match with a touch up using a separate pearl topcoat.

Unlike my wife, I like non-metallic colors. Easy to touch up.
 

Jack GS

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I’ve never been able to get a good match with a touch up using a separate pearl topcoat.

Unlike my wife, I like non-metallic colors. Easy to touch up.
I fought to produce an acceptable touch up for days and I ended up taking it to a paint shop. I share your sentiment. I can touch up my other car that's plain white in a less than an hour (not including dry time). This tricolor is a different animal...
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carsrmilife

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WA486B is definitely the correct paint code. I haven't gotten my hands on any of that one to compare it to the WA140X though.

Here's the stuff I picked up in an attempt to fix a scratch in the door sill area. The way this kit worked, there is the white base coat and a clear translucent topcoat that contains the pearl. It was definitely a different shade of white and had a different pearl density. I wasn't able to make it work. Link
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In your link picture, it shows the 140X paint code, which might be why the color is off. The name is right, but code is wrong. They have a few different codes linked to the name, from what I found. 140X is the paint code for pretty much the remainder of all USA GM tricoat white vehicles. I am hoping that it wont be too big of a deal, since they are just a couple really small rock chips.

I am going to get mine from the Vauxhall superstore website and hope for the best!
 
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