So, I have a question that I'm hoping you guys can answer. In a few months I am going to be getting new bumpers for my 01 jetta. Its T red with 152,000 miles on it. The paint is nice but slightly faded. My questions are; how do most body shops match faded paint? Is there a machine or tool that measures the color and spits out a mixture code or is it done by eye? If I want the best results is there a specific tool or machine I should be asking about or do I just need to find someone with a good eye for mixing paint.
Here's a pic of the paint for reference. It only looks faded in direct sunlight. In the shade it still looks like it should.