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Old 01-05-2012, 10:29 AM
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Matching an unknown paint

my 72 mustang is getting a new rear valence panel with the dual exhaust cutouts, it was painted a dark green metallic almost 10 years ago by my cousin who ha since passed.
He painted it after I picked a dark green metallic out of a ppg color chip book (if I remember correctly) well I can't find out the color code he used, its not an origional mustang color, I do know that. If I bring my existing painted rear valence panel in to a autobody supplier, can they match it off looking at it in anyway? Or is my only option going thru color chips till I find it? Other options?

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matching paint..........

Hi,MOST reputable auto body and paint supply companies,now use a small hand held computer to match the paint,ive had 5 different vehicles,paint matched,and all were VERY close. try it...
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Also, most paint suppliers have paint chips you can compare to.
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We have a computer at our shop to scan colors,not always 100% but gives you a great place to start! Most paint companies also have color decks which are actual sprayouts of the color. I am sure if you have a good paint supplier they can get you a good match.
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After they use the brick and find the right color have them print up an extra label sticker ,then stick it under the deck or where the orig paint code is so in the future you or someone else can match the paint easily
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After they use the brick and find the right color have them print up an extra label sticker ,then stick it under the deck or where the orig paint code is so in the future you or someone else can match the paint easily
You just learned me something else useful today. Thanks man!
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You just learned me something else useful today. Thanks man!
Yep good thinking!

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After they use the brick and find the right color have them print up an extra label sticker ,then stick it under the deck or where the orig paint code is so in the future you or someone else can match the paint easily
The paint guy at Lowe's does that with house paint. My wife sure doesnt like the sticker on the wall
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