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need help identifying car body color
#11
turtle5353 Wrote:My local autobody paint supply house will mix up the paint and put in an aerosol can for you for around $25.  That is single stage.
That's about the same as here in Iowa. As has been stated earlier, use appropriate mask and protection.

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#12
The people that I deal with sell axalta products. They will make 1/2 pints in nason or cromax that's enough for 2 spray cans of base at about 10.00 ea. plus the cost of the red (expensive) paint. They have a couple different 2 part aerosol clears at around 20.00. That work surprisingly well. While I also find preval spayers quite handy modern aerosols like Spray Max would give better results at least with clear or single stage on your mirrors. A preval for the base and can of clear would be good. Only my opinion
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#13
I have plenty of experience with HVLP sprayers from my woodworking, just never applied the concepts to metal. I suppose I could make some new mirrors out of wood for a "custom" look.

I may swing by the local collision repair place and see if I can pay them for a paint scan. they only do insurance work, but maybe they will do me a favor. if not, I'll try to find another place.

the paint is not original. the original color was "bronze", which is Spanish for bronze I think....not a bad color, but its not the color the car is today.
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(08-21-2019, 09:45 AM)MustangNJ Wrote: I have plenty of experience with HVLP sprayers from my woodworking, just never applied the concepts to metal.  I suppose I could make some new mirrors out of wood for a "custom" look.

I may swing by the local collision repair place and see if I can pay them for a paint scan. they only do insurance work, but maybe they will do me a favor.  if not, I'll try to find another place.

the paint is not original. the original color was "bronze", which is Spanish for bronze I think....not a bad color, but its not the color the car is today.

I wouldn't bother with an auto body shop. Pick a paint manufacturer, such as PPG, RM/BASF, Dupont etc, and hit their webpage up for the location of a distributor. They can scan the car right there and mix up paint while you wait. We have two supply houses local and each one carries a different paint. One's a PPG house, the other sells RM/BASF. Both will do the rattle cans of base coat for about $25. If you go the rattle can route for the clear, stay away from the acrylic, make sure you get the 2K urethane. I tried the acrylic and the gloss level is meh at best. 

https://us.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/Home

http://refinish.basf.us/where-to-buy/

I
 used a Preval on a couple trim parts for the base, it worked fine. Even the el-cheapo HVLP gravity feed gun I bought from HF worked fine for the wheels.


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#15
I found a Sherwin-Williams auto paint store about 1 hr away. I'll call them
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#16
MustangNJ Wrote:I found a Sherwin-Williams auto paint store about 1 hr away. I'll call them
That's who I use locally here.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#17
I just called the local SW store. they can scan the car and sell me paint, but they can't sell me paint in spray cans. I'm halfway there....
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#18
I believe someone mentioned earlier the Prevals, they work just like a rattle can, only better. The other possibility is an air brush, for small areas.

You can also get Preval sprayers at O'Reilly stores, along with the pressure refills.



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#19
I saw the link for Preval. looks like I can buy them at Home Depot. I'll try to get a single stage mix so I can shoot color/clear in one shot. I assume I will need primer as well, and something to mix the paint with to thin it for spraying.
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#20
If you want it to match and the paint that is on there now is base and clear you'll need to also apply base and clear to get a good match. Trying to paint it with a gloss paint likely won't match very well, unless you just have some small scratches. Even then base and clear is better.



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