Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Paint Color Matching

I have good news and I have bad news.  First, with both door panels in, a good days worth of work could finish off the interior of the car.  With that in mind, it's time to start looking for a painter for the headlight units.

I called up some paint supply people, and got a recommendation - Larry at Vision Body & Paint, 11265 S 1300 W, South Jordan, UT (801-755-2084).  We talked for a little bit, and (since the paint was done with a gold pearl) now I have a good plan of action.

The color code I had last time was PPG Shimmering Shamrock, 908632 (UPDATE: I'm dyslexic, the code turned out to actually be 908362) 2-coat system.  Calling the supplier again (KC Auto Paint, 1600 S Redwood Road), and they said over the phone that it wasn't green - it was blue.  So now, I've got to run to the supplier with the part again, see if they can match it, grab a pint of stuff (they can mix the color for me), and run it over to the painter to let him try it out.  I think this one trip will cost me $300, but here we go!

UPDATE - I picked up a half pint of base color and a half pint of pearl, and delivered it to a new paint shop - we'll see how well he can match it.

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