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Paint question on shaving a tailgate.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by IDtrucks, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Nov 10, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks [OP] Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    Im going to be shaving my tailgate soon. I was wondering if i will have any issues with the tailgate not matching the rest of the truck when its painted. It is a factory color, so it shouldnt be hard to match. But the truck is a 99, so when i repaint it will it look different due to the fading of the rest of the paint? If not are there any other concerns i should look out for?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    Colour matching is always an issue when Butt matching (2 adjacent panels, one freshly painted, one not). Fact is, over time, paint changes colour. Clear fades, and oxidizes, while single-stage colours (no metallic/pearl) can oxidize like MAD, and look like s**t!

    If you're just doing your gate, you're in good shape. Not much butt-matching going on back there. Plus, it looks like your truck is black. Black is one of the best colours for matching, not many variants in solid black colours, and even with variants, it still looks OK. So I wouldn't worry too much.

    You'll likely need to polish up your box-ends just to match up the fresh clear on the box, but hey, we all need a good excuse to polish our rigs every now and then. :)
     
  3. Nov 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Is it Black Sand Pearle if so how or who is painting it?

    I would not rattle can the gate, because that will not hold up, if it is pearle be carefull of how the matalic lays down so its not striped.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    my truck isnt black, its "imperial jade mica" Or a fancy way for Toyota to say dark metalic green (its a stock factory color). I will defanitly not be rattle canning it. I have access to a full body shop and full spray booth. So i can mix paint to make it match.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Shops now have scanners so they can mix up paint to match the paint that's on the truck, including taking fading into account. If you use your factory paint code there could be a slight variation depending on how faded the paint is. Sometimes it can be drastic and you'll notice, in other cases you'd never know the difference. If you have access to paint the color of the truck do a test chip and hold it next to the truck to see if it's the same.
     
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