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Old 03-01-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default How hard is silver to match on a partial repaint.

How hard is it to match the paint on a silver car?

I'm looking at a silver bonnie that has a crapload of rock chips, lower door dings from rocks etc..... (typical idaho car, we use gravel instead of salt).

Or input from people that have a silver car that had the hood repaint.
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its not hard. In 2000 I got a brand new front bumper, both fenders, and a hood. You cant tell the difference in the paint. Maybe the Pontiac painter did a really good fade, or maybe it isnt that hard. But I do have to say the new paint is chipping worse than the paint on the rest of the car.
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A lot easier than a black car. That I do know.

so says my brother-in-law who is in the bizz.
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Why are you buying another car, Hans? Put the wallet away.
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A lot easier than a black car. That I do know.

so says my brother-in-law who is in the bizz.
Blacks great for color match BUT a PITA for and blow in/ clear blend


as for blowing in silver, it depends on the coursness of the flake and how large an area you have to work with and obviusly how well the new paint matchs in the first place.
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I had a 2000 GTP that the dealer had to repaint the rear quarter black... didn't match at all. Silver I always thought was harder, but normally if you are having a shop do it, it should be close. I have done some painting, and I always thought silver was the hardest to match
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acctually 519F (Galaxy silver metalic) one og GM'* nost used silvers is one of the easyest colors to match. Same with PS2 (one os Chryslers most common silvers) there both super easy to match

and USUALLY black only looks "off" because the freshness of the new clear makes the color seam off
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That'* good to know Peter.

Cause I have a bumper scar that needs to be painted.
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My uncle has owned a body shop in Texas for almost 30 years. He'* ALWAYS said that silver is by far the hardest color to match.
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If it'* galaxy silver it isn't that bad. I did my mother'* grand prix and it came out pretty good.
it'* in my sig now, a long scratch from the front left part of the bumper, it was repainted with a can of GM touch up paint. First time for me and it came out looking good. Just a couple coats of clear and it'* like new.

Don't be afraid! Ain't nothin' to it but to do it!

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