Hmmm... Are you talking about "panel painting" the hood et al, as opposed to blending the new paint into the surrounding panels? (Sounds like you are.) If so, I did some rocker panel damage to my car last summer, and I had it refinished and painted, and you can't tell where it was done (but a foot-long section was redone).CarToys said:Has any of you had any experience with paint matching MY? I'm considering changing the hood and possibly changing the rear facia to one with a spoiler (once the car gets here). I don't want to have to do any blending into other panels or anything. uke:
It is incredibly difficult to absolutely match any paint exactly as a stand alone activity. The comnon practice for clear coat paint is to overlap the adjacent panels to blend the paint color. If you don' t want this overlap, don't buy the new hood. Z06Y LADYCarToys said:Yeah, I'm talking about just painting the panel. I'd like a hood that's a bit more agressive looking than the stock one. But I don't want to mess with the factory paint on any of the fenders or front bumper cover, etc. I was just a bit nervous about the MY since it has the tinted clearcoat.
Thanks for the feedback. :cheers:
MY cars are damaged and repaired all the time. Good body shops just fix them and with excellent results as I've seen here.fyrcaptain said:Hmmmmm......
with the clearcoat tinted on our cars from the factory, most body shops I think would not know this. How would the yellow look with no tint in the clear?
Do you think that the General took this into consideration when coming up with the paint codes for repaint?
I always say my prayers so that I will not have to ponder those thoughts.