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May 25, 2019 - 6:26:58 AM
69221 posts since 5/9/2007

One year with the Hyundai and I've already scratched the paint loading my banjo into the back seat (use the trunk) and a piece of firewood rub low on the front valence.

After trying a few stores with no success I was getting ready to go to the Hyundai dealership and getting some,probably at a premium price.
Then I thought I might as well check in the NAPA store for one last chance.Asked the fellow behind the counter if they had any matching paint.

He asked if I had the car there and I said yes.He walked out to it with me and on opening the door found the paint number on the jamb and said he'd need 5 minutes to make up the color and put it in a large spray-can for $20.

I didn't even know they did that,there.

May 25, 2019 - 6:49:01 AM

mander

USA

3395 posts since 10/7/2007

Sweet. I didn't know that either, though I have to admit, I'm not surprised. People love their vehicles.

We have a friend, who, years ago, came over with his bright red mustang to show off his new paint job. I honestly could not have given a rip, but after listening to him blather on for 20 minutes about the paint job, I thought I'd try to be polite and at least show some enthusiasm. I reached out and touched the paint. You would have thought I had taken a sledge hammer to it. After yelling at me, he jumped into his car, drove to the paint auto body shop and had them buff out the finger prints, then he sent me the bill. Prior to that, I had no idea how serious some folks take their paint jobs. I won't go near a car that doesn't have a scratch or two. I don't want to get in trouble for breathing on the shiny ones.

May 25, 2019 - 7:28:20 AM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

Anyway I've got enough touch-up paint for the life of the car.

May 25, 2019 - 9:18:58 AM
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heavy5

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Yes , that is a good deal considering cost of mixed auto paint . I've used similar small aerosol mixes for small jobs which sure beats buying a quart of 2 part single stage enamel from an auto paint supply , applicable primer , cleaning the gun when done , probably about $100 cost .
Unless the application doesn't warrant the effort , some hand rubbing compound is a good way to clean up the finished job --also to clean up just about any type of finish including banjos . Just don't get carried away if you haven't used it before & be careful of edges .
harborfreight.com/32-oz-meguia...2224.html
This should last you many years .

May 25, 2019 - 9:43:18 AM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

It's a 2 stage mix so no clear work after.
I was warned to mask very close to the scratch keeping as much of the original paint as possible.
Even to filling each scratch with a tiny brush where possible.
I have sandpaper from 600 to 2000 grit.

May 25, 2019 - 9:52:27 AM
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8649 posts since 1/15/2005

Steve .... a couple of weeks after I bought a pearl white Tahoe I scraped the lower rear bumper with the finish mower on the back of my tractor. It mostly left orange paint which I was able to mostly get off, but it also went into the plastic and scarred ..... not bad but sure noticeable. Thanks for the info on Napa because I was going to order paint and set up my spray rig to fix it. The Napa way is much easier!

May 25, 2019 - 9:59:44 AM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

I almost ordered a $25 small can on-line,but got scared by not being sure it would match.
Plus I got great,expert advice on the best way to go about it for free.
I also like NAPA for having most any part for my 1957 Ford tractor.
I wonder what else they have that I don't know about.

May 25, 2019 - 10:37:01 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15448 posts since 6/5/2008

Some of those places, you can walk in with a piece of string and they will custom-build a battery cable of that length, any ends you can imagine, your choice of 6-8 colors, while you wait. More fun than just pushing parts.

May 25, 2019 - 10:39:39 AM
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heavy5

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There is a technique I use some times to avoid over spray & masking on a small application . Using a piece of some what ridged piece of paper , maybe 8 1/2 x 11, cut a small hole in the center --- maybe start w/ 1/2" diameter depending on what you are painting , & practice holding the spray maybe 2" away from the hole while holding the paper hole about the same distance away from the surface to be painted . Practice on another surface till you have what you want . Distances , hole diameters , & short paint bursts is the the trick , but it will work . Don't let the spay run off the paper on to you or on what you are painting .

Edited by - heavy5 on 05/25/2019 10:40:46

May 25, 2019 - 12:01:14 PM
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8649 posts since 1/15/2005

I'm assuming that you can wet sand it and get out any "orange peel" effect like you do lacquer on a banjo neck.

May 25, 2019 - 12:19:22 PM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

I assume it's predictably workable,John.


 

May 26, 2019 - 1:48:07 PM

8649 posts since 1/15/2005

Thanks again Steve .... going to get some Monday!

May 27, 2019 - 5:00:40 AM

2292 posts since 10/9/2011

 
Is this guy still your friend? You need a new friend. This jerk isn't worth the trouble.
quote:
Originally posted by mander

We have a friend, who, years ago, came over with his bright red mustang to show off his new paint job. I honestly could not have given a rip, but after listening to him blather on for 20 minutes about the paint job, I thought I'd try to be polite and at least show some enthusiasm. I reached out and touched the paint. You would have thought I had taken a sledge hammer to it. After yelling at me, he jumped into his car, drove to the paint auto body shop and had them buff out the finger prints, then he sent me the bill.


May 27, 2019 - 8:20:22 PM

mander

USA

3395 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by brewerpaul
 
Is this guy still your friend? You need a new friend. This jerk isn't worth the trouble.
quote:
Originally posted by mander

We have a friend, who, years ago, came over with his bright red mustang to show off his new paint job. I honestly could not have given a rip, but after listening to him blather on for 20 minutes about the paint job, I thought I'd try to be polite and at least show some enthusiasm. I reached out and touched the paint. You would have thought I had taken a sledge hammer to it. After yelling at me, he jumped into his car, drove to the paint auto body shop and had them buff out the finger prints, then he sent me the bill.


 


Interesting bit... he met his match, married her, and I haven't seen either of them since.

May 28, 2019 - 8:31:57 AM
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69221 posts since 5/9/2007

I met my "match" at NAPA.

May 28, 2019 - 2:11:43 PM

8649 posts since 1/15/2005

Bad news Steve. None of my local NAPA store have a paint shop. The closest one is 100 miles away, so I just called them and they told me that they could not match my paint code in an aerosol can. Bummer!

May 28, 2019 - 2:33:56 PM

8649 posts since 1/15/2005

My color requires a tri-color package .... base coat, mid coat, and clear coat. It is also on a plastic bumper and they recommend a "plastic bumper kit". Don't know whether I will need it or not.

May 28, 2019 - 3:25:17 PM
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heavy5

USA

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In 8/17 the right lower door on our 017 Camry got dinged up . I ordered a paint kit from this automotivetouchup.com/index.htm place & it worked out fine .
Rec'd 1 aerosol can 12 oz clear coat ; 1 12 oz aerosol color ; 1 12 oz Acril Laq primer ; 1 tube of Bondo bumper repair (another ding) & a tack cloth --all for $57 shipped .
Don't know if they can accommodate your needs but u can call them ? They are in LA ..
888 710 5192

Edited by - heavy5 on 05/28/2019 15:27:31

May 28, 2019 - 4:16:25 PM

RonR

USA

1420 posts since 11/29/2012

I did the door jam paint code at Auto Zone to finish off a Bondo repair on my work truck doors. I was really pleased with the results(although the Bondo wasn't perfectly smooth). I got a little carried away and sprayed the wheels with black glitter

May 28, 2019 - 4:50:07 PM

8649 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

In 8/17 the right lower door on our 017 Camry got dinged up . I ordered a paint kit from this automotivetouchup.com/index.htm place & it worked out fine .
Rec'd 1 aerosol can 12 oz clear coat ; 1 12 oz aerosol color ; 1 12 oz Acril Laq primer ; 1 tube of Bondo bumper repair (another ding) & a tack cloth --all for $57 shipped .
Don't know if they can accommodate your needs but u can call them ? They are in LA ..
888 710 5192


Bob, I found a similar place on line with a similar price.  I'll check out your recommendation and take another look at theirs and make a choice.  Thanks!

PS: Clicked on your link and that is the same place that I looked at.  Looks good.

Edited by - BanjoLink on 05/28/2019 16:51:13

May 29, 2019 - 7:54:27 AM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

Wow! I feel pretty lucky to have my very complete NAPA store way up here in Rockland,Maine.

May 29, 2019 - 11:48:02 AM
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heavy5

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quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

Wow! I feel pretty lucky to have my very complete NAPA store way up here in Rockland,Maine.


Do u still need snow shoes to get there ?

May 30, 2019 - 7:14:43 AM

69221 posts since 5/9/2007

Snowshoes see a lot of use "upcountry".

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