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Old 10-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Lightbulb How to remove petrol door cover ?

I need to take it off for local auto shop to match my car color Had anyone done this before ?


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Old 10-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Yours doesn't match?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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I need to take it off for local auto shop to match my car color Had anyone done this before ?
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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.
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nahh, no, I mean I wanna take it of to use them as a reference for painting other parts.
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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?
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srry for didn't make it clear in the first place :)
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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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.
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Color change takes years..
Your car is brand new!
The factory color code should be great.
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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.
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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.
But to ask the customer to remove a part of the car is also not being very helpful. We have specialized body shops, collision repair shops, and mechanics for a reason. If everyone was so good with a wrench and knew exactly how to do these things, we wouldn't need these shops. A body shop should have workers competent enough to remove the door themselves or just use the whole car as a reference to match the paint, or use a specific area to match the area they're painting, and be competent enough to blend it where it meets another panel with slightly off color.

Note that I say *SHOULD* as Fine Line Collision here in Vero Beach, FL couldn't get my last car right after 4 tries.
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