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Paint match problems

Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:28 pm

Im having real problems matching my car colour with what can be bought in the shops. I have a UK Spec St185 gt4 paint code 3e5 super red. The colour seems to be much brighter whereas my car is darker. I have spent much time polishing and using t-cut to ensure the base colour is correct before applying the paint but it just doesnt match. Any ideas guys??

ps, I will upload a picture is someone can explain how to do it, :)
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Re: Paint match problems

Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:38 pm

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Re: Paint match problems

Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:25 pm

Picture isn't working =(

Try again?

-Towels

Re: Paint match problems

Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:44 pm

The site I use to buy paint has 3 reds listed, 3E5 being super red.
http://www.paintscratch.com

Re: Paint match problems

Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:06 am

Jgtcracer wrote:Im having real problems matching my car colour with what can be bought in the shops. I have a UK Spec St185 gt4 paint code 3e5 super red. The colour seems to be much brighter whereas my car is darker. I have spent much time polishing and using t-cut to ensure the base colour is correct before applying the paint but it just doesnt match. Any ideas guys??

ps, I will upload a picture is someone can explain how to do it, :)



Here as link you can order from... 3e5 paint code touch up.

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/choose ... paint.aspx

Re: Paint match problems

Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:24 am

Your old paint has aged into a different color, I think 3M has a gun that goes over your old paint and makes a formula to match, or a really good paint mixer can match the old pannel to new paint, which is hard to do.

Re: Paint match problems

Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:14 pm

The old paint (especially red), il all cars, with each passing year it becomes less shiny.
You will notice the difference between an new painted part (for example a door or a bumper) with the rest of the car only with your eyes :wink:

You could use a tintometer, i guess
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