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04-15-2006 10:51 PM
Sting2324 Any good bodyshop can make it look like it wasn't even painted. If you can find a local DuPont store, go there with your Focus. Give them the paint code that is listed on your drivers door jamb with the words, EXT PNT listed below your code. Let them know that you would like to get the best possible match and you would like them to use their camera. I can't recall the exact name, but I think it's called a Spectrophotometer. What it does is basically takes a picture of your paint and runs it over your paint code and adjusts if nessacery. Some times a VIN number is helpful too. Providing the paint mixer doesn't mix up the measurements of your paint, you should have the best possible match that one can get. After you paint your bodkit, it's possible that the color might not match and you'll be able to tell what part was painted. This is where 'blending' comes into play. When done properly, it's virtually impossible to tell where or what was painted.
You shouldn't need alot of paint either. A half a pint of paint will give you a pint of sprayable material after it's reduced.

---Randy
04-15-2006 09:46 PM
elliottcarlose yep might have to still have some one fade them in together after you have it painted with the color code
04-15-2006 12:15 AM
MattZX3 doesnt look that different in person, the rest of the car was dirty at the time, it had just been done... there is a little difference, but not that bad
04-15-2006 12:14 AM
MattZX3 damn you.. actually, the panel, and bumper
04-15-2006 12:12 AM
Toolman00 Front end? The color of the passenger fender looks different from the color of the door.
04-15-2006 12:05 AM
MattZX3

guess what was repainted....
04-15-2006 12:02 AM
MattZX3 have him paint with the b7 color, and then have him blend the panels, only way to get it really close

just got stuff repainted, and that what he did
04-14-2006 11:59 PM
MISVTfocus If you take it to a pro they can do it by matching by mixing in white or whatever to tone down the yellow if it's dulled by the sun.
04-14-2006 10:17 PM
focus_freak19 Yeah... But u got to remember sun... The sun will tear the hell out of your paint... No matter what u probley will never get a perfect match... I no from experiance that u cant cuz who knows the number of layers there r in the paint, and clear types... For all i no it may even b single stage paint, and then its all down hill cuz sun will fade that bad... U jus gotta get the color code and tint is till its as close as u can go... Its hard to match paint!!! Thats the best advise i can give... Jus try an find out the type of paint and clear they used cuz every type is tinted a little different!
04-14-2006 01:46 PM
cruzstyle that or call for and ask for the paint cod efor your car. u dont have to be affraid of the dealer. but i think the paint code is ford B7
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