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What type of primer should I use if I want a good match? Will use spray can touch up paint. Color will be a dark metalic gray on an 06.
 

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How large of an area are you planning on painting?
In some cases with some paints, I have seen where two cars painted with the same paint, but different primers, ie: white primer on one, black the other, the paint color has looked a bit different between the two, but it was only a slight difference, and if you are only painting a small area, you should be fine.
 

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Gonna try to paint a fender....just temporarily till I get it professionaly painted. I've seen light grey and darker primer..... sandable non sandable...etching primer...etc....
 

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If you are painting an entire fender.....the primer won't make or break you on color matching. I'll admit I'm not familiar with the site mentioned above nor have I used it's products, but past experience has shown that paint in a touchup bottle or rattle can "off the shelf" just won't match.
Some members here have had success ordering a custom made color matched paint in a spray can that they purchased for less than $20 a can from an autobody supply shop. It's a bit pricey sure, but should match better than off the shelf stuff.
 

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most auto places can get you a spray can of factory matched paint and clear coat.

The primer shouldnt matter, its all in the prep work.

Make sure you sand it properly ( swapping to a higher grit paper) and make sure you mask everything off you can because you will get overspray.
 

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i use paintscratch.com

i used green self etching primer, and painted my valve cover liquid grey to match the body of my car, and it matches perfectly.
 
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