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The thin white dude
Tribal Scout

Canada
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Posted - 17 Feb 2013 :  8:50:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello I purchased an aftermarket hood tach. I thought I may rattle can it to match my vehicle.not sure how viable this is.as I'm not sure of color code its not a factory color.I can probably find someone to blend and match the color not sure how close the match will be. Has anyone tried this? Does it fade,or should I just take it to a bodyman and pay to have it done. Recently had engine rebuilt and currently waiting for suspension work to be completed so of course the budget is long since blowen.any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks Mike.

The thin white dude
Tribal Scout

Canada
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Posted - 17 Feb 2013 :  9:39:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5338 Posts

Posted - 17 Feb 2013 :  10:07:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you want it to look right, take it to a body man to have it done if it's not a factory color. Plus, they're plastic right? Gotta mix something in that helps with the flexibleness of plastic and helps it adhere?
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The thin white dude
Tribal Scout

Canada
9 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2013 :  10:18:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks maybe I will just go that route.
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7222 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2013 :  11:37:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
X2! You'll never get a good color match without going to a body shop unless you are lucky enough to have chosen a color that matches up to a factory rattle can-touch up like those sold at an auto parts store. And even then you are matching to a paint cap, if you find one (or a few close candidates) you'll need to shoot some test (control) pieces to accurately compare with your cars finish. Do this in both the sun and shade.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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Lucas
Cochise

USA
428 Posts

Posted - 19 Feb 2013 :  12:28:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would agree with the two other replies also. Just to add, if you have a part from the car you can take to a shop or to a paint supply, they can match the color to the part you have. Not sure what car you have to know if there is a small painted part you can remove to take. If no then it would be best to take the whole car. This would even be a good time for you to learn a little painting if you have the interest in it. As far as adhering to plastic, a good primer and proper sanding is all that's needed for proper paint adhesion. Good luck.
Lucas

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The thin white dude
Tribal Scout

Canada
9 Posts

Posted - 19 Feb 2013 :  8:01:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thankyou
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