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Old 03-06-2004, 11:32 AM
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question about matching paint???

I had a wheel come off my 72 nova and it pushed up my quarter panel. I have fixed the panel but need to paint it now.. A friend told me i could buy some paint in a spray can thats like car paint and after it dries i could use some 1000-1500 grit sand paper to sand it down and use rubbing compound to try to get it to match..
I dont have a good paint job. ( i got what i paid for). my car is black. kinda like gloss black with no clear coat. Is this a good way to do it,(instead of painting the whole car) or is there a better way . thanks robbie

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Old 03-08-2004, 10:12 AM
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I thought this was the place to ask a question about painting.
but i guess not.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:31 AM
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If your car is a real beater and all you are after is avoiding rust for a couple of years, go with the rattle cans. However if the car is fairly decent, I would tape off the panel and paint it with a one stage catalyzed paint that would color and and polish to a nice, durable finish. Black is the cheapest paint color they make. A quart of Nason (Dupont's bargain brand) with hardner will be less than $50.
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First find out what color black it is, not all blacks are the same, found that out the hard way. Doc
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I saw an article in I think Rod and Custom or Street Rodder a few years ago about a guy that matches paint and puts them into spray cans,but I can't remember which issue.Alot of paint shops have a special camera to take a pic of the paint then they can match it up.You can get a pint of it made for you.Also some brands match up better than others.I think PPG blends and matches the best.Or just have the whole car painted over.
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:02 PM
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thanks for the help... robbie
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:15 PM
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my local auto paint supplier does that too. he can match it too if you bring him a code or a sample piece with regular paint. certain types of paint he says he cant put into a rattle can
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