: Original Paint



usc2005
01-14-08, 11:23 AM
Is any member on here familiar with where i can get the original paint on my car. My car got seriously scratched and i need to find the paint. The cadillac dealerships here in town say that they discontinued selling my paint. Does anyone know any shop or gm site that still sells paint. I have a 97 cat,burgundy red. Here is the link to cardomain to see the color:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2645425

elvin315
01-14-08, 12:43 PM
Is any member on here familiar with where i can get the original paint on my car. My car got seriously scratched and i need to find the paint. The cadillac dealerships here in town say that they discontinued selling my paint. Does anyone know any shop or gm site that still sells paint. I have a 97 cat,burgundy red. Here is the link to cardomain to see the color:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2645425

I have bought from these guys for motorcycle paint and following their instructions You can't tell the respray from the factory paint. The paint code is on the car somewhere. The site has instructions on where to look. Don't forget the clear coat.

http://www.expresspaint.com/

Elvin

bburt
01-14-08, 02:54 PM
Any good automotive paint store can match the paint. Take the paint color code in. It'll be on the manufacturer's metal tag. Also, you can take the car in, and often they have a portable paint color scanner that will match exactly, thus allowing for fading from new. Done right, it's impossible to tell which is original and which is repair.

cateraowner
01-14-08, 03:33 PM
I have bought from these guys for motorcycle paint and following their instructions You can't tell the respray from the factory paint. The paint code is on the car somewhere. The site has instructions on where to look. Don't forget the clear coat.

http://www.expresspaint.com/

Elvin



do you know how is this for rock chips? cause I have a crap load of chips on my hood

elvin315
01-14-08, 09:42 PM
do you know how is this for rock chips? cause I have a crap load of chips on my hood

Not really. I used it on my bike a few years ago after a lowside. I went into a turn a little too hot and washed the front tire out. I bondo'd the scratches and used the rattle cans to cover the repairs. I'm no painter but I have to say that it turned out real good.

For stone chips I once used a paint pen but it was from Toyota not this place. The color matched but the paint didn't quite dry smooth enough to hide the chip. This was 20 years ago. Maybe the paints have improved.

Elvin

cateraowner
06-09-08, 12:29 AM
I have bought from these guys for motorcycle paint and following their instructions You can't tell the respray from the factory paint. The paint code is on the car somewhere. The site has instructions on where to look. Don't forget the clear coat.

http://www.expresspaint.com/

Elvin



hey Elvin

just wondering, since you used this before, it'd be great to get some advice before I order.

I'm using this for my bimmer for rust areas. obviously I'll be grinding it all down to get rid of the rust. but should I be buyingt he aersole can or the paint?

I'd prefer to use the spay can since it'll be easiest, but I just can't imagine the results turning out that well

Thanks

elvin315
06-09-08, 12:50 AM
Like I said, I'm not a painter but it didn't turn out too bad. I used the spray cans. The match was closer than I expected and I believe if I had wet sanded like I was supposed to the patch would have been invisible.

Elvin

cateraowner
06-09-08, 01:33 AM
Like I said, I'm not a painter but it didn't turn out too bad. I used the spray cans. The match was closer than I expected and I believe if I had wet sanded like I was supposed to the patch would have been invisible.

Elvin



cool man,

thanks for the advice. I'm gonna try it out.. I think i'm gonna buy primer, clear coat, and paint (all in aerosole)