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Matching Paint Colors

My old man is repainting the hood on his '69 chevelle, and is running out of paint. I'm sure some body shops have a way of matching the paint that is on the rest of the car, but I'm not sure he believes me. What do you guys think?

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Re: Matching Paint Colors

I take it he doesn't have the color code?
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Re: Matching Paint Colors

I think it is a custom color, and for some reason he didn't get a code.

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Re: Matching Paint Colors

i had to do this with my Mille, so ... take the paint he has left to any reputable paint shop and they can match it. it is a simple color analysis and is not that expensive. Mine was done with a flake

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Re: Matching Paint Colors

If there is no paint code, and if the paint is metallic or a candy (tri color) or a pearl, it will take a pretty good body / paint shop (not a paint supplier) to try to get a match.

He may have to get a "let-down" panel made, which takes into accouunt how many coarts of metallic, and on what background color.

Make sure to judge the results in the sun, otherwise you might be in for a bad surprise.

Since it sounds like he's painting the whole panel, the match will be critical. He may have to blend the results well into the adjoining panels.

If the community college in your area has a good program, a teacher may take the problem on as a class exercise. Especially if they're fans of the red bow tie..

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