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Best Place To Color Match?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dysfunctnlretard, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Aug 15, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Im looking to paint my grille and Toyota Emblem after I get it satoshi'd and was wondering if anyone has had some good experiences with particular paints in terms of getting it to match factory paint?

    Ive seen the writeup on painting your grille and tried to track down the paint but the ebay seller isnt selling it anymore. Any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 15, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    www.paintscratch.com is what I've used in the past. Great supplier. They'll sell you matched paints in aerosol cans, which is perfect for what you need.

    Edit, the one eordonez posted has better prices.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Thanks. Hope they work out. I'll post pics and reviews in about a week.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    dont know if its too late but if you go to NAPA they will mix a can for you for 16 bucks i think. good price and it only takes like 10 min to mix.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Not too late at all, I'm probably going to order on Monday or Tuesday so I still hav tIme to look around. What's NAPA though? And is this mix a close match to factory paint? Suitable for painting a grille and emblem?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    Not sure where your located but NAPA is kinda like autozone or somethin like that but much better, here where i live they have a paint and body store where i got them to mix the paint for me because im doing the same thing as you but just havent gotten around to it, and for my truck the paint matched perfectly just needs primer then a few coats but it looks good.

    http://www.napalocator.com/StoreLocator.aspx?st=STORE here is the web site to their store locator maybe you can find one near you and call and ask if there is a paint and body store near you, but it there if it is of use for you, hope everything works out
     
  8. Aug 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    sweet. thanks for the info. definitely looks like this is the way Im gonna go. I have several locations around me but theyre all different ones. Ill call them tomorrow and check which location can color match. Thanks a lot.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    for sure man hope you can find something that will work for you let me know how it goes and you should post a few pics because im still planning on painting my grill as well
     
  10. Sep 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    the paint from NAPA only comes in non-aeresol form. Anybody have any idea as to how I could apply this while avoiding inconsistencies in the paint? Im guessing that brushing it on would show the marks
     
  11. Sep 23, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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