matching paint color to powdercoat color - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2005, 07:59 AM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
matching paint color to powdercoat color

Is it possible to get a good color match when powdercoating some parts and painting others the same color? I had some chassis parts powdercoated and then took a sample of the color, (I had the powdercoater do a 3"X6" panel with the batch of parts so it is the same color), to the auto paint store. They mixed some paint (omni MTK, Single stage urethane) I sprayed the other parts and the color does not match very well. (at least both colors are yellow) Is this a paint shop mixing error or is it just impossible to get a good match between paint and powdercoat? Are there any suppliers that make both powder and paint that will match? I'm not going to redo anything at this point but I would like to know how to avoid this problem next time. Thanks for reading this.

    Advertisement
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example

Last edited by powerrodsmike; 12-09-2005 at 12:02 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2005, 10:03 AM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,840
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 73 Posts
My experience with the Phrophet paint match system that my PPG jobber uses is that it is close but not right on. It takes a really experienced paint mixer to get it to really match. Then the final color depends on how wet you lay it down, or how dry you lay it down. Especially with metallics.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2005, 12:16 PM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanks Vince, that is what I suspected. The paint is basic non metallic buttercup yellow. I had to put 3 full wet coats to get it to cover fully. I am glad that this is on some mix-n-match chassis parts and it shouldn't be a big issue on this car.
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2005, 05:38 PM
nissan's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 1930 chevy ratrod pick-up
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Franklin,PA
Age: 63
Posts: 98
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
powder coat

I work in a powder coat factory a color match is a major problem because if you have the oven temp. to high or run the line to slow the color will change. we do desk an file cabinets so the drawer fronts have to match. the auto shop mixes spray cans for us but that only matches the sample we take to them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2005, 07:01 PM
powerrodsmike's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Make a fiberglass fan shroud
Last journal entry: Next.. ..Bagging the king B (barge)
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: gilroy, california
Age: 53
Posts: 4,108
Wiki Edits: 161

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanks nissan, I think that the paint shop would have gotten the match a little better if they had a color matching system just a bit more sophisticated than the TLAR system they currently use. (TLAR=That Looks About Right.) This one gets run as-is.
__________________
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..

BE different....ACT normal.

No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Basic of Basics" Can I use "rattle can" paint on my car? Centerline Body - Exterior 33 07-08-2011 12:33 PM
"Basic of Basics" What kind of paint should I use? Centerline Body - Exterior 5 10-21-2007 11:32 PM
engine paint color code eneas kid Engine 3 02-16-2007 08:15 PM
what color to paint? jum Body - Exterior 14 07-30-2006 12:29 PM
what color to paint my car?????????? neil madsen Body - Exterior 2 10-21-2002 04:19 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.