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Old 07-26-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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Sterling gray...

Is sterling gray hard to match?

The paint shop claims they get the code for the paint from the dealership and say they can get it to match perfect. Is it true and easier to match when the paint is only a few months old?


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Any competent shop can match it. Not sure if it's easier to match when it's new, I guess since it won't be faded at all and it might be more difficult to match it when it's heavily faded.

Of course, if they're only painting a portion of a single panel and trying to blend it into the current paint it won't be a perfect match. If it's a single panel being painted in it's entirety it's much easier since the panel gaps and trim means it doesn't have to be 100% perfect to still match.
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Any competent shop can match it. Not sure if it's easier to match when it's new, I guess since it won't be faded at all and it might be more difficult to match it when it's heavily faded.

Of course, if they're only painting a portion of a single panel and trying to blend it into the current paint it won't be a perfect match. If it's a single panel being painted in it's entirety it's much easier since the panel gaps and trim means it doesn't have to be 100% perfect to still match.
It would be the whole driver door. I'm just worried it would look different from the panels around the door.
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