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Old November 2nd, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Painting an Arles Blue D90??

Question: I have a Arles Blue D90 with some fender damage that I wanted repaired. I have the new front qtr parts and am looking to have these quarters blended to match the bonnet and the doors to match.

Any advice??

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Old November 3rd, 2015, 09:19 AM
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A lot of places have a color recognition device which they can use to get an exact match for your existing paint. Might not age exactly the same, but there is only so much you can do.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 07:58 PM
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Find a place that knows single stage paint.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 08:01 PM
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Find a place that knows single stage paint.
Exactly. No one wants to do anything but clear coat these days.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 07:33 AM
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Exactly. No one wants to do anything but clear coat these days.
I agree but they're out there. You might need to get away from the city and venture to the country where the skills still reside.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 08:51 AM
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Would it be helpful with regard to paint recognition if the area to be tested was stripped of oxidized paint and waxed first?

I would think waxing the sections that are not going to be repaired will bring them back as close as possible to factor paint color.
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Sorry to point out the obvious, but you realize that waxing is only for nice paint? Waxing bad paint doesn't bring out anything. A pristine paint job should be mirror polished and smooth with absolutely no wax whatsoever.

You need a DA polisher, pads, and varying fineness of polishing compound.
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Color matching is pretty easy from what the guys have said, the key to getting the best color match is having the spot compounded buffed and waxed. You want to match the finished color that you desire, if not you will have issues. We shot the fender off the truck with no blending into the doors or the top of the wing. Here is a truck that we had good luck with compounding and waxing. We replaced the front outer wing with a base clear Standox which a very high end paint, everything else was original.
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