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What is the best OEM color match spray paint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06TXED, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    06TXED

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    Would like to get some input on what is the best color match to the factory silver color (silver streak mica 1E7). I want to color match a few parts on my Taco but did not know what is the best way to go? Also what gives the same paint texture? I was thinking of two places to order from:
    http://www.automotivetouchup.com/
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    http://www.paintscratch.com/

    I would want to get the spary can color (base coat) and the spary clear coat. what have you guys used? any help or suggestions would be nice. Thanks
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    TacoCat

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    I got the spray can and a bottle with a brush from automotivetouchup.com a while back. I used the color match spray to do my metalmiller emblem in SSM and have used the bottle with the brush to touch up some rock chips on the hood to keep them from rusting. The color isn't a perfect match but you'll probably never be able to blend a perfect match. It did the job and wasn't expensive IIRC.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    mxnborder

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    i got mine to match my grille at the local kragen/orielly autoparts i just called and told them what i needed and they had it in stock, it matches good. not sure if you got those stores out there.

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  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    island808

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    I go with paintscratch.com and .. the other big online one.

    Nothing like it available in stores.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    I haven't tried paintscratch but automotivetouchup is great. Perfect match on my MGM.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    I think the other one is spraycansunlimited.

    I'd try the cheap duplicolor first, if that isn't close enough for your eye, then go with the more expensive options.

    If you go online, I'd recommend paintscratch.com. Their customer service is great! They weren't able to get the superwhite dead on but they sent me a few different batches trying before I finally gave up. They send a paint card so if it doesn't match, you just mail the card back with a sample of the paint and they give you another batch for free.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Nope.. it was the automotivetoucup or whatever.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    some auto body supply stores will mix you a spray bomb might be worth a try
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Gotcha. I may have to try that one, I haven't found anyone that can match the superwhite yet.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Duplicolor is all I know about
     
  11. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    I would like to get some more votes the two places that I am looking at to purchase the paint. If you have any pics to post of your results please do, maybe next to the factory paint job to see how close the color match is. Its spendy for the spray cans just wanted to get it right the first time or as close to. Thanks again.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    I bought duplicolor for my gate keeper and it turned out great.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    duplicolor was spott on when i painted my eyelids! 7 bucks well spent rather than alot more at a paintshop!
     
  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Got Any close up pics?
     
  15. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    That's the one I used for my Speedway Blue mod projects. It matched perfectly. :)
     
  16. Feb 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    I went and picked up some duplicolor (SSM 1E7) and did some test coats on scrap metal, it looks fairly close. Did you all use the clear coat and if so how many coats? any pics yet of results? not sure at this point if the $20-25 cans of factory match paint from the online retailers are worth it?
     
  17. Feb 27, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Pepboys sells the Dulpicolor cans for about $6.

    I color matched my chrome grill surround with silver streak mica and it is a perfect match.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I am about to lay down the cheap duplicolor stuff. If anyone could post up a few pics of how there color match turned out that would be cool. I am fairly anal so I am a little timid of painting my self. Just wanted to see some of your results. Thanks everyone in advance.
     
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