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Get to an auto parts store that sells paint and they will do a computer scan on your present paint and do a perfect match. You don't card what the original color was you want to match the color it is today. Wayne

 

+1. Whatever color it was originally, it has faded and weathered. Getting a computer match and having them mix up a pint will give you far better results than something you buy over the internet that's "supposed" to be the right color. It'll be $50 well spent.

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R32 is spot on - a spectrophotometer scan is the beginning of matching , not the end.  Even on new production today, the final word on match is a trained eye.  And metallics, pearls, prismatics, xyrillics are really different depending on illumination and angle

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You can be sure the paint will not get brighter and glossier with age. I knew an old detailer who put a couple drops of primer into the mix just to tone it down a bit. I have always brush touch clips and scratches so I haven't tried the trick.

Bernie

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