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Old 04-28-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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So I got a hood from the yard. Wrong color. Its beige and I need to make it maroon. Do I need to sand it first? Can anybody suggest a place to get a match with my original color?
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Have painted quite a few parts. If you can do a rattle can job at home you can get some very nice results.

If there is not rust/dings. I would just wet sand it down primer and paint and clear.

Then after a week or two use 2000 wet sand and then polish with a buffer.
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Color info should be Medium Garnet Red, code 72, GM code WA8979, Ditzler PPG 3986, Dupont B8713, or Sherwin Williams 35894.

Here is where I got the info from.
1993 GM Color Codes - Buick Paint Cross-Reference

I am no paint expert, but I am pretty sure everything listed is just different companies color codes for that color, with the exception to Ditzler PPG, I am pretty sure Ditzler PPG 3986 is the metallic flakes used in the paint.
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Wow. Thanks a ton. It sure looks like the correct color. I found the sticker on the spare cover. It never has 8979. The bottom line has, with many many spaces.
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You are very welcome, when ya get it done let us know how it turns out.
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Ha Ha. Not me. My 17 yo son will be doing it because:

-he crashed the car.
-he has a steadier hand.
-I have someone else to blame if it doest turn out nice!
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Update:

My son didn't believe the color was 8979 so we checked through the vin. He is correct. It'* dark cherry, code 9800/77, which on most sites is not even listed as a color for a 93 though I have the color I see on most PA'*.

Also, the same color will look different on some websites. Very strange stuff. And I know the car has change with 20 years of exposure to the elements. Should look ok at night!
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LOL, you mean the 20ft look?
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I think you should make absolutely sure.

Top is Dark cherry metallic, bottom is Medium Garnet red Metallic

I didn't know it was an option in 93 either, but I know later years had it.
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Thanks rjolly. It'* not the lower color for sure. Check out how different that car looks compared to the paint chip on the link William posted above. crazy.
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