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Re: Paint source .... (archive)

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Posted by Beam me up on August 10, 2001 at 12:38:46:

In Reply to: Thanks "Beam me up " .... posted by Fred 1988 735iL on August 10, 2001 at 08:50:14:

Usually the original paint changes color with the exposure to sun and elements. Even if you use the original paint it may show difference. I suggest you take the gas tank door and take it to an experience paint mixer (auntomotive finishes) and ask him to match that color. You can by there a little spray bottle where you can put a little portion of that paint and spay it on your car. Remember to slightly sand surfaces and clean very good with thinner. Then you can buy at the store a clear coat spray can of enamel and once your base paint is dry you can apply an slight coat of that stuff. Remember to spray thin layers at a time. If not the paint will run and you'll have a mess.
Simple ahhhhh!

Thanks for the advice on painting the bumper, i didn't know it was so easy, i was not expecting such a great look after painting with a 3.99 spray paint =) looks like new now. by the way, do u know where should i buy a small can of my original paint? i need to touch up some spots ... dealer? i couldnt find my color on autozone, discount, etc ...

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