I am new to the forum, but I have a 2009 Insight. I just recently scratched it, and bought some sand papers/a cleaner/primer/spay paints etc. Did a lot of research before starting to paint, and was confident that I could make the scratch barely noticeable.
But after spending almost a week to do everything, following the instructions from the net to the letter, it turned out that the paint does not match with the original colour.
The car says that the colour code is R81X. I asked my local Honda dealer, who told me that the suffix -X is the code for internal trim. So, my colour code is R81.
The new paint work looks lighter and orangish, compared to the original paint. It cannot be fading, since fading should make red lighter, not darker?
Does anyone here know anything about this? Does R81X is really R81X? If not, how can I get hold of the matching colour? Please help.