Ever wanted exact match paint in a spray can

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Ever wanted exact match paint in a spray can

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:11 am

I found an interweb company that promises to place your paint in a aerosol can.

So I figured that I would give it a go.

I orded LC5U for my 1993 VW cabriolet...

from

http://automotivetouchup.com/

And they deliverd the paint and clear coat as It is a 2 part... and damn if it ain't the exact match....
So if you need exact color, and have the paint code number they are the go to folks.
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Post by Calimus » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:20 am

very cool Brian. This should be exactly what I need to get some touch-up for crisitnes car.
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Post by Briano1234 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:57 pm

Here is the middle of my old door with out prepping the door, as in sanding or wax removal....

I cleared it with out sanding either... Damn if I can tell the difference.

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Post by Calimus » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:32 am

Damn, that looks pretty good :eek:
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Post by 1lowcab » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:57 am

wow!! looks real good.

how much does that stuff cost? not that it would benefit mine any, after the tree incident i need a whole spray job.... my paint is scratched to HELL all over.
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Post by Briano1234 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:05 pm

1lowcab wrote:wow!! looks real good.

how much does that stuff cost? not that it would benefit mine any, after the tree incident i need a whole spray job.... my paint is scratched to HELL all over.
For the door I am putting on, it took about 2 1/2 cans of color base and a can of clear...

20 bucks a can for the base and 8 bucks a can for the clear...


I figured that the cheapest I could get some one to paint my door was 400 bucks that is if I hung the new door.

Why not spend the money on rattle cans, and see how close it is... So I have about 89 bucks invested, and it don't look that bad. Right now the last clear coat is drying, I figure that at 1:00 I will hang the door and start the reassembly.

I was bs'ing with my brother and he was telling me I put too much paint on, I said doh..... it is a translucent pearl, which takes more.

My brother and I rattle canned my 67 MG, after I had finished the body work, to seal it for the winter, it didn't turn out half bad, after final sanding a buff out..... So ya know What the hell.... It is better than a Kinked door.......

So as it stands I have 3 coats of color on the door, and 2 coats of clear.
I sanded with 1500 between colors then let it "dry" over night and wet sanded with 1500 again. After the first Clear I again wet sanded with 1500, so I will wet sand this probably tomorrow, then rub it out in a week after the paint hardens a bit.

I touched up the bumper and it looks really good.
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Post by 1lowcab » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:31 pm

$89 is a DAMN good deal!!!!
i'll have to keep that place in mind.
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Post by Briano1234 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:50 pm

1lowcab wrote:$89 is a DAMN good deal!!!!
i'll have to keep that place in mind.
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The finished product save for the final sanding with 2000 grit, and a complete buffing out on the whole side of the car.

I was amazed and astounded, it went back together with no strain or pain, and when I closed the door to adjust the window, I didn't have to, it was perfect..
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Post by Briano1234 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:39 pm

Pretty friggin close...I am very pleased with the final results, and yes I added the gold Pinstripe today after sanding it with 2000 grit wet then buffing out with clearcoat compound, then applying Maguires Deep Cleaning Wax...


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Post by Calimus » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:03 pm

Pretty damn nice sir. want to paint a hood? :P
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Post by Briano1234 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:33 pm

As a matter of fact, I was noticing that the under side of my blue's and Green hood were never cleared.. so I was a thinking about clearing them.... :)

You get the rattle cans, and I will spray to the bestest of my ability, but we might want to wait till the pollen count gets below 35bazillion
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Post by Briano1234 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:26 pm

William, I washed the hood off at 6:00am it is now 3:30, one pic says it all.


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I am glad I got it painted last week. :)
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Post by Calimus » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:03 pm

You are so right, and that pic is priceless. I drove the jetta to work today rathe then the bike and by lunch time, the car was yellow. The windsheild was no longer see-through.

It would appear that the Pine tree's are having an orgy, and like it or not, we were all invited. :shock:
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Post by 1lowcab » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:25 am

that is so weird all that pollen, i'd like to see that some time.
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Post by Briano1234 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:13 am

1lowcab wrote:that is so weird all that pollen, i'd like to see that some time.
NO YOU DONT... if you have allergies, and your car is parked outside, you get a face full of pollen when you turn on your a/c.. that is why I usually wash off the hood and windshield before I drive anywhere...
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