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Trying using one of those mixing ratio rulers.... theyre made out of a aluminum/metal.. wood absorbs paint and it can be tricky trying to eyeball a color with those

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You really have to spray out the color. That dipping the stick and looking at it is a crap shoot at best. Spray it out and clear it, you are much further ahead.

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yeah I know, but it wasn't an important job. It was acceptable but not to my liking.
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So do you guys thing a closer match is possible?
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Well, I have brought that repainted hood to 3 highly rated paint shops one with a digital matching system and 2 other 1 with Spies & Heckor color matching system, nobody wants to touch it and 2 of 3 said they did a very good job.
Is there anyway of darkening the hood or lightening up the fenders??? Without repaint
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Well, I have brought that repainted hood to 3 highly rated paint shops one with a digital matching system and 2 other 1 with Spies & Heckor color matching system, nobody wants to touch it and 2 of 3 said they did a very good job.
Is there anyway of darkening the hood or lightening up the fenders??? Without repaint
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Remove the hood and leave it on a rack out in the sun for a year or two while the rest of the car is kept in a garage. That should fade the hood enough to match.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. There is NOTHING you can do to change the color without repainting it.

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So do you guys thing a closer match is possible?
Absolutely, the problem is the painting industry has lost color matchers to alternate decks and spectrometers (the color "matching" gun).

There is no reason what so ever why that can't be made better. I don't know what to tell you other than if you have gone to "highly rated" paint shops, they are seeing something I am not.

Right off the bat to "butt match" panels like that is very difficult. Under most circumstances (most as in 99%) of quality shops when replacing something like that the adjacent panels get "blended". That insures a perfect match between the panels and it is the norm in the industry to do so.

If you have went to a shop expecting them to butt match it (also called "Panel painted") then they may have gotten cold feet and said they can't do anything for you because you are demanding too much. I don't know, something is odd here. Getting the color closer than what we are seeing in those photos isn't a big deal. Either the photo is deceiving and it's not as bad as it looks, or something else that I can only guess. It doesn't make sense.

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I just hit it with Meguiar's #26 and buffed it out... From some angles looks closer then the pictures.
The paint people wont touch it. Maybe the under hood heat will cure it.
I will get a picture of it in the sunlight. I went to the shops with both hoods One on top of the other in my van and had to take them both out to side by side to really see the difference, crazy enough.
Anyway pry get the whole car resprayed eventually. Unfortunately

Ya still looks like crap

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Sorry, I was mixed up, put the hood in the garage and leave the car out for a few years.

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Looks more green then blue.. you have to figure a way to bring it more blue and since I dont know the color code..the toners used.... paint system used ..it would be hard to tell you how to fix it...
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See but when you spray a panel.. you have to have a color that can create a illusion.. and to create a illusion you have to know how to blend.. but the color has to be close within a couple of shades.. its so many variables that can affect a color...air pressure... wet coats.. dust coats..undercoats'..etc.. best thing from here is to set the fenders and possibly the front bumper for a blend..

See if the computer has other versions of this color
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Sorry, I was mixed up, put the hood in the garage and leave the car out for a few years.

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Actually I run hoodless normally.
hell now i think about it i can use the stocker hood.
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Update, Brought the hood to a very large shop, Got the paint guy out there looked at it said too much green in the mix looked confident on a better match. They brought out a color camera and mesured then plugged it into a their computer gave them a 3 with no match from gm colors then the painter looked lost, didnt want to touch it was going to charge 9 hrs labor.
How about that
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Update, Brought the hood to a very large shop, Got the paint guy out there looked at it said too much green in the mix looked confident on a better match. They brought out a color camera and mesured then plugged it into a their computer gave them a 3 with no match from gm colors then the painter looked lost, didnt want to touch it was going to charge 9 hrs labor.
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Told you.. about it being too green... and its not impossible.... just takes time sometimes and costly
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