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Old 10-01-2006, 01:54 PM
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Where to order factory paint spray?

Hi folks!! i just repaired a few rust spots on my azure blue 1997 E420 and I need to get some OEM matching paint spray. google isn't much help - thanks!!!
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:33 PM
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http://www.paintscratch.com/
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:25 AM
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Hi folks!! i just repaired a few rust spots on my azure blue 1997 E420 and I need to get some OEM matching paint spray. google isn't much help - thanks!!!
ProV1,
You can also have spray cans made up at many local PPG or Dupont Auto Paint supply stores/wholesalers for around $15-$18. Also, these same outlets offer color match analysis which is valuable if your paint is at all faded. Simple process- remove gas tank cover, take to store, item color is analyzed using onsite technology, original paint formula is adjusted to allow for the condition of the current paint...pretty cool, and fast.

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Old 10-02-2006, 12:00 PM
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Yeah, the color analysis equipment that is prevalent in a retail paint store these days just blows my mind. This equipment used to only be found in big printing plants, photographic color labs, and textile manufacturing facilities and it cost mucho dinero. I guess the age of computerization has changed all of that.
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I used it on mine and it matched pretty well.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:26 PM
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Paintscratch is pretty good. But look around, find out where your local autobody gets their paint from. These paint stores can make you up a can in 15 minutes flat for under $20 as explained above.

Pick up some Meguiars professional waxes and sealants while you're there too if you need them

If you live in Queens NY i can give you the address of one.
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:31 PM
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It used to be that paint color matchers would hang out at the port and match the colors by hand as the cars rolled off the boat. Most paint manufacturers matched just about all car makers paint colors.

Now with the digital age, this is no longer necessary. The auto paint store will have a "gun" that they will take a shot of the paint on your car and mix it up perfect for you. Keep in mind that metallic colors are the hardest to match and apply in order to get a perfect match, but I have seen it done many times.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:29 PM
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I used it on mine and it matched pretty well.
I'll second that. I have some painting tips using their product on my website at www.Buellwinkle.com
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:45 PM
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I'll second that. I have some painting tips using their product on my website at www.Buellwinkle.com

thanks for the link, very helpful info. i'll be doing something similar, except i'm doing it on the lower rocker panels, wheelwells and the trunk (rust spots).

where do i buy the filler? is spot putty the same thing? you can tell i'm a n00b at this...
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:58 PM
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also - wanted to confirm that Azure Blue paint code is 366. thanks
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You can also have spray cans made up at many local PPG or Dupont Auto Paint supply stores/wholesalers for around $15-$18.

Bob
Forgive my ignorance, but what does "PPG" stand for? Also, is there anyway to locate these shops in a given area? I haven't had any luck searching online. I actually live very close to DuPont headquarters, but it's not like they have a gift shop.
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No gift shop at dupont....cute.

Go to this webpage, insert your zip code and a local supplier list will display. Since you are in dupont country, you might want to go to dupont's corp website and look for auto finish/refinish division and use their dealer locater.

http://www.ppg.com/cr-refinish/phase1/frmFindDistributor.asp

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PS. I have no idea what the letters PPG stand for, they just make great paint along with a bunch of other stuff.
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Wow, I was surprised and interested to learn that a paint company today can even match a faded paint. I find it hard to believe because after a small accident last summer I brought my car to the largest Dallas MB dealer to get an opinion. While I didn't see their collision shop (i.e. tour the inside shop) they advertise that it is state-of-the-art. Long story short, my car is in excellent condition but given its age (1988) the gentleman at the dealer collision shop said it would be impossible to match the paint. He suggested that I buff out the scratches. I don't doubt the comments made in this thread but I really am scratching my head. How could a multi-million dollar MB dealership not have this technology? Why would they turn away my business which would produce thousands of dollars of revenue? Just curious.
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Wow, I was surprised and interested to learn that a paint company today can even match a faded paint. I find it hard to believe because after a small accident last summer I brought my car to the largest Dallas MB dealer to get an opinion. While I didn't see their collision shop (i.e. tour the inside shop) they advertise that it is state-of-the-art. Long story short, my car is in excellent condition but given its age (1988) the gentleman at the dealer collision shop said it would be impossible to match the paint. He suggested that I buff out the scratches. I don't doubt the comments made in this thread but I really am scratching my head. How could a multi-million dollar MB dealership not have this technology? Why would they turn away my business which would produce thousands of dollars of revenue? Just curious.
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