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 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 05:12AM
Total posts: 510
Last post: Aug 22, 2017
Member since:Jan 7, 2013
Number One Auto Body did the paint match for me. Honda GL1500 Gold Wing and Tiny Mite camper. I'm not sure what brand they used. Painter told me of the process they used and as he painted he would hold up a side cover from the Wing up beside the trailer until they matched. He said the actual paint colour is important but the application process where he checked the match after each coat, made the difference. He used 5 coats of white and four coats of grey.

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 10:40AM
Total posts: 360
Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Mar 27, 2002
CA
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Originally Posted by Minerva
Body shops here use a camera to take pictures of various panels, then use the results to "average" the pain to it blends better. The colour also changes the more coats you apply so a good painter stops and checks after each one. Had a camper trailer colour matched to a motorcycle and the paint was identical.
If you don't mind what brand of paint are you talking about? I've tried this route here and yes they can scan but all that happens is it matches to current blends in the system. I'm talking PPG at Lordco.

Ron

 

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 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 08:02AM
Total posts: 510
Last post: Aug 22, 2017
Member since:Jan 7, 2013
Body shops here use a camera to take pictures of various panels, then use the results to "average" the pain to it blends better. The colour also changes the more coats you apply so a good painter stops and checks after each one. Had a camper trailer colour matched to a motorcycle and the paint was identical.

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 07:46AM
Total posts: 1613
Last post: Jul 24, 2017
Member since:May 1, 2007
US
Nordic Blue? Any auto paint specialty store should be able to cross match that paint code and mix you up some touch up paint. Bear in mind that the color will have faded over the years, so you would probably want to have them match the actual color on the car rather than go by the code.

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 07:35AM
Total posts: 12
Last post: Apr 29, 2017
Member since:Oct 12, 2010
If you have the original paint on your classic mini how do you go about getting touch up paint for it. I do have the original paint code for it. Its JQV. Thanks.