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Old 11-25-19, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
I came so close to buying that. My thoughts, what I have done before is bring it to the kindest "auto paint supply" in town.

They will have a "computer" to match the paint, but matching by eye (after getting a headstart from the computer) is far far superior. This is why you need the kindest auto supply in town.

In my town it is $20 to computer match, additional $30 for "by eye", and then about $20 for paint.
This. When trying to find touch up paint for my "white" Bottecchia, I discovered there is no such thing is common white, and 40 years of oxidation had altered the hue. I found a local auto paint jobber in town and they mixed a custom blend that matched perfectly.

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