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Old 04-13-2012, 02:37 PM
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worried about matching paint

im getting my hood fixed and painted on my 69 chevelle. The color is glacier blue met, wa3850 paint code. Now the body man who quoted me said, We will make test panels, if I think its close, Ill have it painted, if not I will call you. I feel confident in him but still worried.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:02 PM
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blend

it would be better to blend it onto the fenders....
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:02 PM
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If you're worried, why not ask the painter to blend the fenders & header? Stu
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:43 AM
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the painter is going to paint the top of the fenders and header.
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Then the stars have aligned themselves,......no worries about color match. Stu
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Post reminded me of a nightmare I had with a Chrysler "Iced Blue" metallic color back in the eighties. After six different paint formula blends, two different paint manufacturers. Ended up painting fender tops, hood, faded into doors. Over a simple spot repair.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:32 PM
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Yea been there Bobcrman don't you just love it when a small job you gave the guy a set price on bites you in the you know where.
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Well I for one think you should relaxI do the same thing ,first I explain the old paint is not the same color as it used to be because of fading etc...then theres all the variables in the formula ,then you dont know what brand of paint was used or if it was cheap or good paint or even if the guy that mixed it did it exactly right ,a little to much of one tint and not enough of the next will change everything too ,then I'll tell them how many times I've had all the odds stacked against me and pulled it off Thats why people keep coming back.bit Im only human and there always a small chance I cant do it...
If the painter is good the odds are in his favor but theres always a chance things can go south ,if they do just take it from there.....
So SS396 you ended up repairing that hood or did you replace it with a used one that needed repair?
The last I heard the old hood was pitted under a gob of bondo and you were looking for another....Relax let the painter do all the worrying thats what your paying him for,he was just covering hisass.
You ever notice when captain Kirk asks Scotty how long will it take to get the warp drive back on line ,Scotty says the induction coils are fried the dilithium crystals are depleted etc,etc,three days,MABEE ,Kirk says we got three hrs and Scotty always pulls it off ???? Same thing...
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:26 AM
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I ended up scrapping that hood and buying a much better hood with little rust. The new hood has one small dent and underneath has very little rust. So the car goes in the shop tomm.
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Matching Paint..........

Hi,on the way to the paint shop,go to a body shop paint supply place,they USUALLY have a computer thAT CAN MATCH YOUR paint..
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:20 AM
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I finally got the hood painted, it took 5 days to prep and paint the hood. The painter nailed the color match, looks great.
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