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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Where to buy automotive quality paint in spray cans?

I need to replace the front bumper on my recently acquired D2. I'd like to buy a couple of paint matched spray cans for the job.The truck is Bonnatti so I need color and clear. The company I had ordered from in the past in California seems to be mia. Scored a bumper yesterday but its beluga.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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have you tried towerpaint.com?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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My local auto parts store has a paint shop and they can put any color in a rattlecan but cannot add the hardner I think they said. May be worth asking if you have a shop nearby what they can put in if you use it right away,perhaps that is why they say no hardner or they do not want to get blamed for doing the actual mixing of reducers and hardners and get blamed for a bad paint job.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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you have a bumper painted beluga black? Can you post a pic?

I'l see if I can find the source I used to use for paint.

------ Follow up post added January 17th, 2013 07:56 PM ------

Here it is:

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/cho...model=Defender

Here's the one for Bonatti Gray Metallic - 2003 Discovery - Code 659, LAL

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/cho...odel=discovery
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:41 PM
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I'm in the middle of no where so this will be an online purchase. There seem to be a myriad of different companies with prices ranging from the teens to fifty bucks a can.
Does anyone have any recomendations ?

Josh- its gloss black maybe Java
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Use a Preval sprayer - it's a glass jar with a compressed air source so you can use any kind of regular automotive paint.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:59 PM
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I've used Towerpaint.com quite a bit. It's a single stage paint that is high quality and quite shiny on it's own, but I'm sure you could use clear on it if you wanted to. I did the top of my bulkhead with it and looks just as good and held up just as well as the PPG on the rest of the truck that I did with the HVLP.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:00 PM
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X 2 on preval sprayers. I used a few to paint my military trailer. You can buy them At home depot
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I've used tower paint, I've had two cans maybe 3 years I use as needed. It matches the factory conniston green extremely well.
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I use paintscratch.com in the past, matched my diesel disco (nissan paint) and my 78 eldorado perfectly. But local paint shops can make aerosol cans for me now.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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I want to buy premixed spray cans. Too small an area to justify buying the minimal materials that paint shops need to sell. If I wanted to mix up paint,metalflake, activator, flex aditives, thinner etc I'd pull out my paint gun.

I have used paintscratch before. Haven't tried the one Josh linked or tower.
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I've heard more about Tower Paint from other users here over the years, but at the time I bought my touch-up stuff, Automotive Touch-up was used by a few other members as well. Automotive offers a bunch of different sizes from small to large pens, to aerosol to cans for guns, which I liked. But I would probably recommend Tower over the one I linked, since it definitely seems like more LR owners use their products, and they're mentioned quite frequently on this forum. No complaints on the paint I bought from Automotive, aside from it all getting stolen out of the back of my truck...
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Josh, thanks for the link to Automotivetouchup.com Nice website and prices.

Attention to the 94' AA Yellow trucks out there. The website assigns the wrong paint code for 94'. They show 559 (Yellow) where it should be 584 (AA Yellow). Select a 97' Defender and the AA Yellow option is there.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Attention to the 94' AA Yellow trucks out there. The website assigns the wrong paint code for 94'. They show 559 (Yellow) where it should be 584 (AA Yellow). Select a 97' Defender and the AA Yellow option is there.
Yeah, that's one of the reasons I link to the 1997 year when I give out their site, since the list is the most complete and accurate in that year. They also don't even list Beluga Black in 1995...
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Your local paint shop should be able to put the color you want in spray cans.
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Do not use the genuine touch up paint and clear coat. The paint is okay, but the clear coat is terrible!
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Would these aresonal cans be nice enough to spray a set of doors and still look good? Or should I save my pennies an have it sprayed professionally?
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Would these aresonal cans be nice enough to spray a set of doors and still look good? Or should I save my pennies an have it sprayed professionally?
Take them across the tapann zee to my buddies paint shop. PM me for his contact info. He is very fair in his pricing.
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Anyone used expresspaint.com ?
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I had a local paint shop make me some Arles Blue in a can for ~$15, matched very well.
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