old B - new B
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: sunshine coast QLD
Re: Options to fix damaged paint
Originally Posted by tony xa
.The reason I am worried about paint matching is because the mirrors that were not painted at the same time but with the exact paint are different
i am not an expert on paints by any means tony but something that i have noticed and have talked to others about is how the plastic panels on most new cars are a different colour than the metal panels.
i see a lot of different kinds of cars through my shop and i have noticed this on everything from Deawoo`s to BMW`s.
it is more noticable in the brighter and metalic colours.
on my BA ute ( acid rush yellow/gold ) the bumpers are a very noticable different colour from the rest.
apparently it has something to do with the way the paint reacts with the plastic.
this could be the reason that your mirrors came out a different colour.
`75 XB FAIRMONT SEDAN injected 351, toplaoder, disc brake 9", factory paint+ vinyl roof.
`03 BA XLS ute - lpg, auto, lsd, acid rush paint,