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My defogger grill broke and I got a replacement but it is black I need to paint it the correct color of my dashboard. I got a can of shale paint but it is the color of the seats. The dashboard is about 2 shades darker. Where can i find the color so I can finally paint it myself.
I am getting it installed soon!!!
 

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My defogger grill broke and I got a replacement but it is black I need to paint it the correct color of my dashboard. I got a can of shale paint but it is the color of the seats. The dashboard is about 2 shades darker. Where can i find the color so I can finally paint it myself.
I am getting it installed soon!!!
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the interior color is called SHALE -
 

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Take something the exact color you need to Lowe's have them scan it and mix it.
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house paint isn't going to stick to automotive plastic -
 

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............ and the actual color code depends on year group. Please update your profile to show your car's model year.

The interior color pattern is shown on the RPO (Service parts) sticker under the spare tire cover.
 

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I f you prime it first with krylon fusion it will.
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house paint isn't going to stick to automotive plastic -
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You can get a small sample mixed up for a few bucks and adjust the shade up or down till you get it right.

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You could probably lay it down with a sponge brush and it would smooth out i've had them scan and match and its a pretty impressive result.
 

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Shale is the light tan on the seats ect... im talking about the wheat color on the dash its different than shale
 

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Your not going to find a can of paint matching those molded pieces. You should have bought a nos or used one the right color.
 

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I just had this problem with my Eldo , I went to Menards and walked over to the spray paint section and found a color close enough to pass for the dash color . I was just a shade darker but looking through the windshield you wouldn't even know . I thing the MFG was rustoleum.
 

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Your not going to find a can of paint matching those molded pieces. You should have bought a nos or used one the right color.
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yes you can -
you just need to know where to look
 

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FWIW, Shale was extremely common. The SEM dye to recolor the piece is worth more than a salvage yard would charge for another one. I'd just get another one.
 
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