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A huge thanks to the responses to my question about wetsanding & painting. By the way, for those of you out there who are thinking of it, don't bother! Once you get through the clear coat, and so much as touch the color, your'e finished! There is at the most, one extremely thin coat of color on these cars. The second I touched the color coat with 600 paper (by hand wet sanding), I was into the primer. I've got some experience with auto body & painting, and have never seen anything like this! Guess paint wasn't in the budget for Chrysler in 1989!! Anyhow, now I need to buy a quart of paint, and dust off the spray equipment, problem is, there is no paint code label under my hood. The car is the merlot (purple). I am assuming Chrysler used the same code and mix for all similar cars (am I being optimistic?), so can anyone with the merlot TC give me thir paint code, please???

Thanks a bunch!!

and P.S.,

stay away from the sandpaper <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Wayne

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When you sell a car for $31,000 in 89, you call it Royal Cabernet. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

I have had the same experience with other Mopars with clear coat. I was hoping you would have better luck. I saw a post somewhere about custom mixed aerosols that are color matched to your sample but can't find it. I know from furniture touchup that professional aerosols are WAY better than the retail stuff. I usually get the name of the paint supplier from a very good body shop. One thing I found out on another car is that the two part clear coat needs to be completely set up before touching up light spots. Also if you get "moon craters" as the paint sets up, you have silicone on the old finish and need to add it to the new finish. Good luck. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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From what I have seen, the colors are not under Chrysler, but under Maserati. Do a little more research though before you buy. Maserati lists a 'Royal Cabernet' in 1989 as #51372. On the pamplets, it says the color is Black Cherry Pearl Coat. You may have more luck (the colors on my screen aren't spectacular). <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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Paint code for '89 Royal Cabernet from my hood is 224 123. The paintscratch color code is fm8. At their web site put in 1989, maserati, then click the blue pull down for model, viola, theres Chrysler Maserati. Or this link should take you right there. www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/makepaint2.cgi

I have the small bottle of touchup and the paint pen. Both are right on. I also have the clearcoat but haven't tried it.

I tried a big ppg paint store in Denver for a spray bottle and small can. Not even close. They even tried a spectrometer. Somehow Maaco got it right too on a hood touch up and around the trunk. Not cheap thou.

I must say you have excellent taste when it comes to car color. Next time your in Denver stop by for a nice merlot thou. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Hope this helps.

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