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    Dupli-Color paint question

     



    I had responded to an old thread for continuity, but apparently that's not the right thing to do, so here's my new question on a new thread:

    I need to touch up my wheels where I've removed the trim rings. More than ten years ago, a local parts store stocked a full shelf of Dupli-color rattle cans and I was able to match the custom mixed color close enough for touch-ups. I misplaced the last can I had during a move four years ago, but I swear the color code was GM 1101 or GM 1104. The Dupli-color site, like most, wants to "help" by matching a factory color, but that doesn't help me.

    Any thoughts on this? I'd like to avoid the time and expense of taking a wheel to a local body shop and having them mix up some paint for me, if they even would.

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    Dorsey, I created a thread with a link to GM colors and codes, just look for your name as the title.
    I hope it helps.

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    The independent paint shop here will mix up a small quantity of custom color, mixed to match by machine, and load a couple of rattle cans for you is that's what you need. You'd need a sample of the color to take in, like one wheel? Might be worth a phone call or three to your local paint shops. Mine also has paint chip samples from just about anything ever made, foreign and domestic, and he'll send you outside with them to check them in natural light.
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    I personally am not a duplicolor fan, if you want it to last for a week or two and it's indoors have at it, Krylon flows out much better but durability is still not the best. I would have a custom can mixed or grab a prevail sprayer and mix your own if you spray. Also powder coating is inexpensive, fast and durable as heck on wheels, do it once and your done. Our local powder coater does wheels in a afternoon, often times it cheaper than buying automotive paint
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    The earliest touch-ups I did to that car were over 20 years ago, and they still look good, so durability is not a problem. I think the key is to keep the area small and blend it well; at least, that's what I did. I also prepped it thoroughly rather than just try to fill in the chip.

    I'm sure you're right about powder coating, but that's out of the question.

    My wife and I just joined a local car club, so I can ask my fellow members for a paint shop who might be able to mix a small batch for me. Also, match the unknown (by make, etc.) paint color as suggested here.

    Thanks for all of your help and advice.
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    Dorsey, If you have a good Oreilly salesman behind the counter, show them you color, tell them your fixing a chip and see if he wont squirt a couple small squirts of your paint colors into a small tubs, they have a paint matching gun they will shoot the color with and tell what colors are needed. You will still need to buy reducer and catalyst probably but it will match, they have done it for me before but not always, otherwise they want you to buy a pint, which isn't much cheaper than a quart, which isn't much cheaper than a gallon....you know how it goes. But you can spray that with a prevail sprayer you can get at Sherwin Williams for about 15 bucks or so and its good (better) paint than a rattle can and will match. best of luck
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    Thanks for all of that information. It may be that 20+ years ago rattle cans were the way of the world, at least in my area, and it wouldn't have occurred to me to go in that direction. If I can make this new process work, it will be a better long-term solution, and I'll get a better color match.

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    If you have a Home Depot close, you can buy one, or a 2 pack real fair priced.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Preval-S...FRcbAQodw0MMkQ

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    Those are pretty cool and very inexpensive, thanks for even more information.
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