View single post by Art DeKneef
 Posted: 02-08-2013 12:01 am
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Art DeKneef


Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Mesa, Arizona USA
Posts: 301
To match the original paint you would need to use a single stage (SS) paint. Probably urethane enamel. This will closely match the depth, texture and gloss.

Spraying with base coat/clear coat (BC/CC) can give you a similar color but the depth and gloss will be a little different.

Having said that, working with BC/CC is usually easier to work with but requires more work. Depending on the brand of paint generally you apply 2-3 coats of base  and then apply 2-3 coats of clear. Depending on the spray gun you use and your skills will determine how smooth the clear goes on and how much polishing you might have to do.

Single stage usually requires 2-3 coats also. Again the skills and gun will determine how smooth and how much color sanding and polishing you might need.

The difference is if you have an oops or need to do a repair BC/CC is usually more forgiving when blending in the repair. Since you will be using a solid color and want to match the original look I would get a SS urethane enamel.

As for brands, check out your local auto paint suppliers and see what they carry and recommend.