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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11th April 2006
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If you want to try and get an exact match(or as near as dammit),you need to go to a specialist paint/body shop.They will be able to 'chip' your car colour and(as long as they have the facility) make an aerosol of that colour.

Because of the effect of sun and cleaning damage to a car,an absolute match is almost impossible.Thats why when a proffesional bodyshop spray a panel they blend in the surrounding panels and gradually fade the colour out to give the impression that the car is all one colour.

I was lucky enough to work for a bodyshop for a few months,and the process of repairing and painting cars PROPERLY is fascinating and the work that has to be done to get a decent end product is immense.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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