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Wheres a good place to get paint?

Old 11-12-2015, 11:11 PM
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Default Wheres a good place to get paint?

Hey everyone, new to the forum! I have a 09 LE, paint code 1G3/FB13 where would be a good place to get paint from? I know dupla-color has spray paint but I would rather spray it with a spray gun. The whole "spray paint" thing doesn't seem like it would give you the best results. I might be wrong, I guess I've never tired the dupla-color spray match paint before! I don't need much probably just a quart, driver-side rear quarter panel is what needs to be re-sprayed. Also it needs a new rear bumper, found one on eBay pre-painted for $230.00. Do I take the risk or do I get one that isn't pre-painted and paint it myself? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Old 11-13-2015, 12:31 AM
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Pre- painted? As in matched to your color or primed for paint?
I think spraying a section is the best method and then buff to smooth it all in. Depending on where you live and the color of your car, the original paint might have faded.
The last NAPA I went to could match any paint by scanning it. If you know how to spray on a compressed air system, then do that for sure.
Old 11-13-2015, 10:34 PM
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Is this magnetic gray metallic?

Look in the yellow pages, internet, etc, for auto paint stores. They can match based on the paint code.

The bumper may need a special paint for flexible plastics, the store would know this.

If you need to blend existing paint to new paint, this will be challenge with metallic's.
Old 11-14-2015, 12:09 PM
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Patonium yes the bumper is matched to the paint code of the car. toyomoho, I found a Napa close to me that mixes paint, should I go with a paint that already has a mixed in clear with it. So I don't have to mess around with spraying a clear coat over the base coat? Yeah the color of my car is the magnetic gray metallic. Thanks for getting back to me guys!
Old 11-24-2015, 12:29 AM
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I recently ordered paint from Auto Zone.
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