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JerryM 10-07-2012 12:58 PM

How to remove petrol door cover ?
 
I need to take it off for local auto shop to match my car color [thankyou] Had anyone done this before ?

NickCornell 10-07-2012 01:04 PM

Yours doesn't match?

JerryM 10-07-2012 01:14 PM

nahh, no, I mean I wanna take it of to use them as a reference for painting other parts.

suss6052 10-07-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by JerryM (Post 4391816)
I need to take it off for local auto shop to match my car color [thankyou] Had anyone done this before ?

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Originally Posted by NickCornell (Post 4391826)
Yours doesn't match?

Is it that the paint on the fuel filler flap doesn't match, or is it more likely that they want a sample of the paint color to blend some to match the car for something else the op has planned? Its not exactly clear.

suss6052 10-07-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by JerryM (Post 4391837)
nahh, no, I mean I wanna take it of to use them as a reference for painting other parts.

Aha, nailed it, but why do you have to remove body parts to get them match the color? can't they just look at the car and or scan the database for the panther black paint code?

JerryM 10-07-2012 01:18 PM

srry for didn't make it clear in the first place :)

JerryM 10-07-2012 01:23 PM

they told it may not exactly match if they use the color code to paint the part because of irrelevant factor from environment that do to the car after manufactured.

Elizabeth 10-07-2012 01:25 PM

Color change takes years..
Your car is brand new!
The factory color code should be great.

jdetzel 10-07-2012 10:23 PM

Sorry to not answer your question about removing the fuel door. Is yours round or more square shaped?
The paint code from the VIN tag will give the shop the formula to mix the same color. But it is still different paint. It you took two of the same cars, same color with different production dates and swapped body parts (a fender or a door) there is a good chance that a visible difference in the color tint would exist.
It is not a bad idea to after mixing the paint to spray a test panel and match it to the existing paint on the vehicle. The paint shop is just trying to insure the customer gets a good product that they will be satisfied with. To advise someone not to comply with the shops request it really not being very helpful.

JerryM 10-08-2012 02:24 AM

okay, I found the way out just use flat head driver push into a small socket close to the door, push it backward a bit and it will come out easily !


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