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Richieroo
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Touch up paint

Post by Richieroo » Wed 04 Sep, 2019 10:55

Hi I've got a 1997 2.8 in Atlanta blue. I bought what I thought was OEM touch up paint, but it appears to be a much darker colour than my existing paintwork. Are there different shadings or have I done something wrong? If anyone could point me to a reliable product or supplier (both touch up and aerosol if poss) I'd be grateful.

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Richard

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pingu
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Re: Touch up paint

Post by pingu » Wed 04 Sep, 2019 11:51

Have you tried having it made at Halfords?
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Richieroo
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Re: Touch up paint

Post by Richieroo » Wed 04 Sep, 2019 23:18

Didn't know you could do that! I'll give it a try thanks.

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Re: Touch up paint

Post by Gazza » Thu 05 Sep, 2019 20:26

I use the local car paint supplier, they can match the colour from a sample and supply spray cans at about £12 each.
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Richieroo
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Re: Touch up paint

Post by Richieroo » Mon 16 Sep, 2019 16:59

Gazza - may I ask who you use?

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Re: Touch up paint

Post by gt2200 » Tue 17 Sep, 2019 14:37

If you find a local automotive paint supplier and take the car too them, they should be able to either go off the paint reference or use a colour spectrometer to 'read' the paint on a flat panel on the car and then mix from that.

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Re: Touch up paint

Post by Flight » Wed 18 Sep, 2019 08:22

No need to take the car, just take your fuel filler flap.

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Gazza
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Re: Touch up paint

Post by Gazza » Tue 24 Sep, 2019 21:18

Richieroo wrote:
Mon 16 Sep, 2019 16:59
Gazza - may I ask who you use?

Richard
Car Colour Services, Mawney Road Romford.
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