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Where does one get paint for these old school cars?


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#1 Kostamojen

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:39 AM

I need to fix up the rust spots here soon on the 78 wagon im getting, any tips on where to find/get touch up paint? I presume it will have to be custom mixed, and isnt sold in bottles anymore, and I probably need ALOT more than just the little touch up sticks have... LOL!

The paint on the car otherwise is fine, just a few spots that stick out.

#2 GLCraig

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:52 AM

Just goto your local Autobody Paint shop and give them the paint code for your car. They should be able to supply you with more then enough for doing touch-ups. It won't be a perfect match to what's on your car but close enough for what you need.

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:53 AM

There's a color code badge on the core support just to the left of the hood latch. If you know a place down there that can mix auto paints, take that number to them and tell them what car, year, etc. and they should be able to mix you up a batch. If I was near my wagon right now, I could tell you what the number is but its about 20 miles away. But yeah, find a place that specializes in auto paint and give them all the info and they should be able to mix you up a batch of paint. I hope this helps:D

#4 Kostamojen

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:00 AM

Do you guys mean like a Maaco, or someone with better paint? I know all about the paint code, no problemo there.

#5 GLCraig

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:03 AM

No not maaco, Look in your yellow pages for a local store that sells autobody paint and supplies.

#6 Kostamojen

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 02:07 AM

Ok, ill check. Any other options? Maybe somewhere online?

#7 Turbone

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 03:36 AM

Very pricey, but they should have what you need.
http://www.paintscratch.com/

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 09:54 AM

I thought old Subaru paint came out of Krylon spray cans!:lol:

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:32 AM

look for ppg paints, they are the best ive seen and used.

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 12:36 PM

no, it comes out of walmart spray cans, gloss black is a purfetc match! :grin:

#11 Kostamojen

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 09:55 PM

Ive got the funky beige color. $30 is alot for a spray can! Ill have to call around for sure.

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:21 PM

CK out the Hornet its the o'l standby KRYLON CAMO GREEN....total cost$$
CHaaaChingggggg $40.00 no drips,runs,or key linessssssssssssssssssssss

#13 Kostamojen

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 11:05 PM

Eh, car is staying this color for now, its still good paint! If anything else, i'd paint it rally blue :-p But I cant afford that right now.

#14 brus brother

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 05:01 AM

Unless you are going to paint your entire car, I've been told that pro paint shops have a sampling "gun" that works similar to how Home Depot/Lowes matches paint color. This will take into account matching old faded paint.
P.S. Rustoleum white works great on my 90 Loyale. I use it on a monthly basis to touch up rust spots kinda like acne coverup cream.:lol:




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