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Old 03-28-2012
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what paint would you use??

i picked up another top for my truck and its black and the clear coat is peeling off of it. ive called a few places around her and they want like $500-$600 to paint it. so my question is what kind of paint have you had good luck with matching the factory paint well? i might also do my bumper white again too. ive already tried the dupli-color stuff on other things and it doesnt match at all.
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i've only used PPG when i had to paint my grille surround to match the truck and it worked well for me
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eh, we used a custom match of Devron 224 HS emron from Glidden to paint the blue stripe on our boat. I forget what we used for primer... But we painted cause dad finally got tired of spending a week trying to bring the color back after 3 months in the sun.... from dead flat to shiny...
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PPG.
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any autoparts places sell that ppg or do i need to go to an auto paint place?
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That i don't know.
I usually get my stuff at PSE. which is a supplier.
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Just paint the whole damn truck with Rustoleum Farm Equipment paint, after you prime the truck with Rustoleum primer. Cheap, and you can even brush the paint on. It levels itself out nicely.
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I did mine with rockerguard as a base and painted it with spray bombs from the dealer that the body shop made up for me...

took 3 cans of the rocker guard ( looks awesome btw)... and 6 cans of paint.. total cost $163 and change
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any autoparts places sell that ppg or do i need to go to an auto paint place?
nah you gotta get it at a place that specializes in auto body stuff
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That i don't know.
I usually get my stuff at PSE. which is a supplier.
x2 on getting at a supplier
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I know some orileys stores here can custom mix paint. you might try them. Also, they can order rattle can of custom mixes as well.
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As 99offroadrgr said, go to a body shop type paint store, a good one that sells to local shops.

Good shops have a special camera to analyze paint and match it; they feed the digital info to their paint computer and it mixes the paint.

Ask them take a picture of your paint and then match it, some will put it in spray bombs but best to use a spray gun and a good quality primer.

I had it done to paint my steppe bed when I replaced it and the E4, a pita color, matched really well.
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I've never seen the digital paint camera before. i've always seen it done by code.
a good painter will be able to take your paint code, and be able to either blend or match the fade of your current paint.
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I've never seen the digital paint camera before. i've always seen it done by code.
a good painter will be able to take your paint code, and be able to either blend or match the fade of your current paint.
we have one of those cameras at work...theyre pretty cool actually...and PPG is the only way to go...we use that at work and its actually the waterbourne system
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Yup on the Camera and it work well…

Once I clay bar the front the color will match closer and E4 is a bear to match up.




Was just looking at the pic again, five Fords in the yard and the Box truck further down the road is a Ford too.
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Red and Black are hardest to match.
My truck is off, i painted the bed and forgot to mix it as a lighter flop. so its a shade darker than the rest of the truck.
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Red and Black are hardest to match.
My truck is off, i painted the bed and forgot to mix it as a lighter flop. so its a shade darker than the rest of the truck.
silver and tan are a bitch too...i think tan is the worst to match
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silver and tan are a bitch too...i think tan is the worst to match
yeah look at marcus' truck. i've heard the same from a few people that tan sucks lol
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yea i did and ive seen it first hand at work
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My truck is off, i painted the bed and forgot to mix it as a lighter flop. so its a shade darker than the rest of the truck.
So get enough for the bed too and match the cab !
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I've still got half a pint left of the bed color. It isn't enough to do the whole cab, but it would have been enough in case i got in an accident or something and needed to paint a panel.
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white isnt the easiest color to match either.
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I did mine with rockerguard as a base and painted it with spray bombs from the dealer that the body shop made up for me...

took 3 cans of the rocker guard ( looks awesome btw)... and 6 cans of paint.. total cost $163 and change
this was enough to do a whole truck?

Looking to paint my whole truck and wondering how much paint to pick up. Think I may even splurge and invest in a good paint gun.
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