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    Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

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    Parisienne
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    Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

    Post  Parisienne on Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:26 pm

    Ok So i bought a 1979 pontiac Parisienne rebuilt the 305 did brake lines and gas lines with my friends dad and put a hole pile of work into a car that needed alot of care now it looks amazing on one side and the other side has these blotched spots so i grinded it down and for the life of me every paint drys darker or lighter even after they use a paint matcher it comes up as Chrysler
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    Re: Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

    Post  Myloth on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:42 am

    I've only had luck matching paint on newer cars something 10 years or newer with older cars (30+)

    I never could get a good match myself. I did see a good match on an old Challenger that a friend had mixed

    professionally but I would say plan for a complete repaint at some point. For one that paint is baked lacquer

    that's what they used back then hard to match it today and not recommended anymore. Hence the call for a

    recoat of the paint that's there at the minimum. And I'm not an expert by any stretch but much of this

    I have been told by shops and those more in the know than myself. My car is a 79' and all the white paint

    is there but I plan for a complete paint job at some point in the near future. This calls for a sand and primer

    though so ... lots of elbow grease required or money . One thing I did once on an old Chevy was gave it a two

    tone paint job to cover the bottom paint that was worn without having to repaint the entire car it looked

    decent.
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    Re: Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:35 pm

    Matching 35yo paint is tough even for the pros.  I was gonna suggest a 2 tone paint job but myloth beat me to it.

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    Re: Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

    Post  Myloth on Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:47 pm

    If you have a Landau top though a little Dupli-color goes a long way I just turned top and the side trim black till I get them

    replaced they were faded blue.

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    Re: Matching the paint vs painting the whole car

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:40 pm

    Myloth wrote:If you have a Landau top though a little Dupli-color goes a long way I just turned top and the side trim black till I get them
    replaced they were faded blue.
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    It looks WAAAAAY better in black.
    Don't lose the lower edge trim, it's almost impossible to replace.
    Cool info: A few years ago Chicago Muscle Car Parts used your car in their advertisement for those exact pieces, lol! Smile


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