so im one of the lucky suckers that has the 1986 with the incorrect RPO and fisher paint code label. My RPO states 81U which in reality is Fisher code WA8774 and is actually a brighter red. BUT my Fisher code at the bottom states WA8553 which is actually 71U and is a bit darker red.
So guess FING what i have been painting certain panels going off code 81U - WA8774 . and when my body guy asked for a pic of the sticker to get the correct color code he used WA8553 ( totally not his fault its GM's fault ) and now my front bumper is a bit darker in red. This is totally not his fault as he followed the correct color code shown on the sticker and my dumb ass went off the 81U since i knew that meant upper. I am SOOOO mad at GM right now.
this helps me understand the problem I had with my "red" 1986. I had the front and rear hood, front bumper, a fender, side scoops and rockers painted when I did some changes. painter used the code and damn if what he painted was different than the parts he didn't paint. I'm having him do the other parts with the formula he mixed before so it will all match. we were both scratching our heads. Thanks for sharing.
Bringing it to a paint store to match does not help me it's a done deal all the panels are already painted and it's not the painters fault this was only affected by 1986 cars if you read the thread in full.. it's an archive thread so I couldn't reply to it but I wanted to make another thread so people don't make the same mistake I did