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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:47 am

It is KQHcR...Vert Vega / Emerald.

The code change is the later PSA coding, as opposed to the earlier Citroen code. The cR denotes it has a lacquer topcoat...of which yours is shaling on the roof. They all do that Sir...
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by citroenxm » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:45 pm

Koh is the colour.. Cr tells you it's a hatch not an estate or wagon as you call them
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:21 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Koh is the colour.. Cr tells you it's a hatch not an estate or wagon as you call them
Is that right? I've never looked on estates, will take time to look, but am fairly sure the cR denotes lacquer coat.
I suspect estates just don't show the cR, due to being built by Huliez, not Citroen.
I don't see why the paint colour code would denote saloon, or estate, body style...the VIN does that.

The colour is kqh, not koh.
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by citroenxm » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm

It was what I was told will...
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by citroenxm » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:06 pm

So every Xm hatch was made in Cr.. Where's that. Its not on the list..
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:08 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm
It was what I was told will...
I believe it's a misconception, driven by no estates having the cR suffix.

My guess says it stands for "c'est réfléchissant"..."it is reflective".

Some of the paints with this coating used to be referred to as "Superlustre". Black was one of them. A solid colour with transparent coating to add lustre.
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by citroenxm » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:25 pm

I'm happy to learn if I'm wrong..
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:44 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:25 pm
I'm happy to learn if I'm wrong..
#metoo...

I used to think it was for metallic/pearlescent colours, but then saw it on solid colour cars.
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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by karuzin » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:22 am

Clear coat, it was the worst paint decision ever for Australia, they all peel under our extremely hot Sun. However, the XM is not a problem, unlike every other car with it. Only the roof has to be rubbed back. Every other car has pillars, which, to do a perfect job, also have to be rubbed back.
And thanks for your great advice about the chrome strips Dieselman. They are coming up awesome.

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Re: Bought my dream car

Post by Pshemsky » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:26 am

Hello Karu. I just want to jump between lines and say how happy I'm for your lucky found. Especially in place where XM's ara so rare to find and for such a unbelievable price :o . I was always scared about these big 24V V6 engines, so decide to turn my head towards a diesel (maybe more reliable :roll:). Anyway, good luck with your great Citroen Karu.
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