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Old 06-06-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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I had some rust spots on the front of the Bonnie so I sanded them down, feathered the edges, made everything smooth. I primered the spots and was ready to paint them. My dad told me finding paint to match would be no problem, he was wrong. I checked with every auto parts store in town, and the local GM dealer, and turns out nobody really carries spray paint of the exact color. I found some of those touch up/scratch tubes, but that won't do it. I don't want a gallon either. I just need a spray paint that looks similar to my color (as close as possible). I checked all the hardware stores today and Krylon makes a "Hunter Green" that is too light, wouldn't look good. Found one brand that was metallic, and that looked better, but still, too light. Anyone know where I can get the REAL color paint that I need? Or suggestions so I can get rid of the ugly brown primer on my hood? Paint is GM 48U, "Dark Yellow Green Metallic" for my 97 SE. Thanks for anything you guys can do! It doesnt have to be perfect, but I don't want it to look like total garbage either. It was my fault for not checking for a matching paint BEFORE sanding/priming.
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You should be able to order 5oz areosol cans from a GM dealer. Make sure you bring in your paint code(*) as they appear on the RPO sticker.

I also ran across a place during a Google search that mixes paint according to your paint code and sells it in a 12oz areosol can. IIRC it was relatively expensive at $30-$40 a can. Just order more than one from the dealer.
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You should be able to order 5oz areosol cans from a GM dealer. Make sure you bring in your paint code(*) as they appear on the RPO sticker.

I also ran across a place during a Google search that mixes paint according to your paint code and sells it in a 12oz areosol can. IIRC it was relatively expensive at $30-$40 a can. Just order more than one from the dealer.
Thanks, I called the GM dealer and they said "It'll be near impossible to find anything like what you want." I'll try a different GM dealer tomorrow, maybe the guy I got was just a *****? Here are what the rust spots looked like. I had three of those, and they bugged the hell out of me. Plus I'm just getting used to this image hosting/posting and want to see if it works.

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GM PART # 12345873
CATEGORY: Vehicle Care
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $9.16
OUR PRICE: $5.22
DESCRIPTION: PAINT 5OZ

Dark Yellow Green 5 ounce can, WA9806
This comes from this thread:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=25265

I asked the same question a while back and I have the same paint code. The above quote is from www.gmpartsdirect.com which might be a good alternative to ******* dealers.
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GM PART # 12345873
CATEGORY: Vehicle Care
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $9.16
OUR PRICE: $5.22
DESCRIPTION: PAINT 5OZ

Dark Yellow Green 5 ounce can, WA9806
This comes from this thread:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=25265

I asked the same question a while back and I have the same paint code. The above quote is from www.gmpartsdirect.com which might be a good alternative to A$$**** dealers.
Awesome. That'* exactly what I need. I'll pick up a couple.
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I didn't think the 97 used the same color of green as the 93? Confirmation on this? That 97 looks like Emerald Green to me.
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It'* definitely "Dark Yellow Green Metallic." I checked the RPO and verified the VIN with my local GM dealer. 48U, WA9806.
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Just wanting to make sure. That pic you posted is a little funky on lighting.
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Just wanting to make sure. That pic you posted is a little funky on lighting.
Yeah definitely, that was taken when it was real bright out. Thanks for the concern though.
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