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    Thread: Getting a new hood for a 2003 car, can I paint it with the oem code or do I need to match my faded paint?

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      05-01-2012 12:59 PM #1
      I need some advice/opinions:

      i'm getting a new hood for my 2003 Platinum Grey VW Jetta. I was curious if i will be ok with getting it painted the oem paint code for Platinum Grey or if i should look into figuring out what my "current' paint code actually is since it's probably a bit faded. also, would it be necessary to blend the fenders too? i know some colors are harded to match after they fade, just curious if platinum grey would be an issue or if it'll turn out just fine using the original code.

      thanks! and here's the car in question:
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      05-01-2012 01:06 PM #2
      Yes and Yes.
      First buff out an area on the fenders to get to the true color, then,
      go to a paint supply that has the alternate chips for your paint code.
      Some codes have several.
      Match up the closest one to your cars fenders out in the sun.
      You may get close enough to not blend the fenders, it's
      a judgement call.
      Even paint out of the same can may look different another time
      depending on how it's sprayed.
      Even the pressure setting on the gun can make a difference.
      Generally higher pressur will lighten it.
      Afterwards, buff out the fenders real good.

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      05-01-2012 01:26 PM #3
      thanks for the info

      so basically if i were to get a hood sprayed the oem paint code for Platinum Grey and put it on, it'd be an obvious miss-match?
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      05-01-2012 10:03 PM #4
      blend the fenders, you will notice the difference if not. with PPG DBC base coat i have had to make multiple adjustments to get platinum gray to a state where it was even a blend-able match. silvers/charcoals/golds tend to be a tough match, and without blending its never good

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      05-01-2012 11:52 PM #5
      ok great, thanks
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