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Old September 10th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Matching Paint for Unstock Color

I recently put on some ST doors that are powder coated white. My truck is blue and it looks pretty funny. At some point it was repainted (in typical UK fashion with a brush and/or roller). The thing is I don't mind the paint job and like the color. I was going to DA the doors and give them a home spray paint job using etching primer before the color coat. I don't need it to look fancy as it will probably stand out as much as the white. doors.

Attached is a pic of the truck showing the white and blue.

BTW, I have the flares that were painted the same color so I can bring those to a place if needed.

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Old September 10th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Take the defender down to the local auto paint supply shop and they will use the tool to match the color. You can then have them mix the paint for you and put it in spray cans if you do not have a paint gun.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Truck looks really good Don! X2 on going to the local painter for the best match possible.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Truck looks really good Don! X2 on going to the local painter for the best match possible.
Thanks Macker! The doors are nice and I wish I didn't have to paint over them! They have a nice thud when I close them vs. the rattling sound of the old ones. I popped a Rocky Mountain door top on today to see how it fit and those are really nice.

Will bring the truck and or flares to a local paint supply shop.

And I will see what a body shop will charge to spray them and the hinges for me. I can just drop the doors to them so might keep prices down and one less thing I have to worry about.

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Id throw a logo on the door and it will look like it was done on purpose. Barring that, vinyl wrap, or Plastidip?

-Jeff
Haha, I was thinking that and gave thought of putting the number #53 in a circle as a joke. There have actually been people that have asked if it came that way from Rover with the different colored door.

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Take the defender down to the local auto paint supply shop and they will use the tool to match the color. You can then have them mix the paint for you and put it in spray cans if you do not have a paint gun.
Thanks Dave - will goggle a local auto paint supply shop.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Since you already have a shoddy paint job, I'd just take down to your local Maaco and have them spray the doors. They'll be able to match it pretty close since they have the camera tool for getting the correct colour.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:09 AM
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Another option.

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Haha - loved the Duke boys (and of course Daisy ). I wanted a late 60's Charger in the worst way when that show was on. I remember one show where Cooter gave the General a lift and off road tires - I was also way into off road the so I was extra into that episode.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 03:41 AM
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Police look fine with white doors.

It's very close to Arles Blue.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Another option.

-Jeff
Paired with this would be...amazing!

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=47733
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Old September 13th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I bought a bunch of paint a couple months ago. My truck is Marine Blue, so I got the paint codes off the internets and headed to the shop. The paint they mixed wasn't even close, so they used a handheld scanner to read the colour of my paint and mix something up. I was under the impression that it was going to mix up a custom colour, but apparently with PPG that's not an option. After the paint dried, I saw that it was close but not really a great match. I found out later that the paint they gave me was used on International Harvester tractors, and with PPG paints they just give you the closest match rather than a custom mix.

All this is to say that if you get them to do a match for you, expect your doors to be a slightly different colour from the rest of your vehicle. Or, take it to a professional shop where they'll blend the paint into the rear doors and front wings, and spray a clear coat on top of that.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Stopped by the local Maaco last week.

$815! For 3 doors and the hinges. I was going to strip the doors and bring them to them.

Stopped by Sherwin Williams auto pants today. They didn't have a scanner but we picked a color that looks damn close on the card sample. $25 per aerosol can. I will get a cheap DA and should be in to the whole job for less than half that. I figure a day labor with most of it being prep work.

Btw - she said the color wasn't an automotive color and my guess is the Maaco job would be pretty off.
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Waahhooo..... I got a car (Acura Integra) resprayed (black) a few years ago and the total cost was in the $4-500 range at Maaco.. Granted, this was a "special" and I guess black is a stock color, but.....
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Old September 24th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Waahhooo..... I got a car (Acura Integra) resprayed (black) a few years ago and the total cost was in the $4-500 range at Maaco.. Granted, this was a "special" and I guess black is a stock color, but.....
That's what I was thinking - I should have said your price on the board is cheaper to paint the whole vehicle.
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Paired with this would be...amazing! http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=47733
I'm game. Fresh paint match on the refurb doors to boot. Lacquer had me worried! Got lucky on the match.



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Maaco or Earl Scheib are not cheap any more. I was quoted $1500+ to paint my already stripped and prepped ST 90.

These days are gone:

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Boosts aren't going to cut it. You need to find a set of these. -Jeff
Nice! First time I've seen those. Pretty fair representation of the wheel.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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The cost of the paint job is probably why most Brits use rollers... Also its a utility work vehicle...
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Old September 27th, 2013, 12:45 AM
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The cost of the paint job is probably why most Brits use rollers... Also its a utility work vehicle...
Hell the roller jobs have a lot more flavor than the matte black wrap jobs on the high end cars.

I should have looked more into a roller job for my doors!
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Hell the roller jobs have a lot more flavor than the matte black wrap jobs on the high end cars. I should have looked more into a roller job for my doors!


Mines a 2011 so would not dare to use a roller just yet...
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Gave it a go today - needs clear and a rub but isn't much worse than what is on there. Actually probably better.

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Gave it a go today - needs clear and a rub but isn't much worse than what is on there. Actually probably better.
Looks good!
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