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Old 02-04-2006, 02:30 PM
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Real easy to blend Grape. Paint the hood on the car, although its a bit more time due to the masking you will have to do then if you painted just the hood alone by itself, its less time then if you had to redo it, or not satisfied with the results. Real easy to do, when you paint the hood just let your paint drift over to the fender top when you are painting it. Take a look when your base is on and see how it looks as far as match and how good the blend looks. After you let the base sit awhile, maybe an hour just to be safe, but still well within your time window, you can even wet the fender with a water on a chamois to somewhat simulate what it will look like when cleared. Just don't use a w&G remover or solvent, as it will likely take the base off. Not really necessary to do if you have a fairly good eye, but something you could do. A knowledgeable paint guy can choose the proper forumula and tint if necessary and get your base pretty dang close, but this is not what you normally find behind most counters. You give em the paint code and they will just mix up the first formula and not look at alternates or varience cards and match to a sample you bring to them. Some colors are still a bear for them to match, and by blending your chance of match will be much better, since the eye won't easily pick up the transition between the new and old color like it would if you painted just the hood. I would take in a sample to the paint store and find a guy with some experience mixing if you planned on painting only the hood.
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