Touch-Up Paint

Touch-Up Paint

>I was just informed that
>the touch-up paint for my '87 has been discontinued! I know this
>road has been travel before, just not by me. I know I could have
>someone here locally mix something close, but wondering if anyone
>has come across a better solution. The color is light silver metallic.
>Adam S.
>'89 Black 5sp.
>'87 Silver Auto

This I my opinion only but, it's been my experience that having it "mixed locally" is a much better option for the following reasons:

You'll probably end up with a closer match.

You'll have more control over viscosity. Thus, touch-ups will turn out better.

If you can, use the same basecoat/clearcoat approach to touch-ups as would a "regular paint job. It's a little more work but, the results are worth it.

You might consider investing a little extra in putting together a touch-up "kit" (fiberglass rust brush, and a couple of high quality stripe or script brushes) try Eastwood www.eastwoodco.com

Finally, All automotive paint suppliy stores are NOT created equal. Everyone (interested in doing this or any kind of painting) should find the shop nearest them that has a quaified, EXPERIENCED staff. a lot of the guys that work in these shops REALLY know how to shoot and mix paint. They're not "just" clerks. And, while most have "computer" matching mix machines, it is still an ART that requires experience, and a certain "feel". Hope that helps you out. Take care and...

Happy Trails,
Dave Shaeffer
1985 S Auto Shieferblau ober Dunkelblau

Adam: With the paint code (off the driver's side door jamb sticker) your model number and year, an auto paint shop will mix you up a pint of one-stage acrylic for about $20. Which beats the hell out of touch-up paint prices from the dealer anyway

Tim Westby

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