Getting a perfect color match

Matching and blending paint to bordering panels can sometimes be tricky, but it’s an essential part in touching up small areas that need attention without having to repaint the entire car.

This week we got a 1968 Camaro SS in that just needed a door repainted. The owner recently had another body shop in our area repair and paint the door, but the color match was not right. As you can see in the picture, the door is a darker color than the rest of the car. They didn’t want to bring it back to the other shop, so they brought it to us.

paint matching Asheville

Before: Door color doesn’t match

The paint code from the car’s VIN didn’t pull up an exact match, so Tim had to bring the car to our paint specialist and get a paint match by eye. From there, a paint job like this requires careful blending during the paint process. Blending the paint is often needed when we have to paint just one part of the car. The paint we’re spraying will look brand new, while in many cases, the paint on the rest of the car has faded a bit from the sun. The trick is knowing where and how to blend it so that it’s a perfect color match and looks seamless in the end.

As  you can see in the picture below, after Tim’s color matching blend job, the door blends right in with the rest of the car.

Asheville body shop color matching paint job

After: Door matches!

TD Customs specializes in classic car restorations and custom paint jobs. Tim is an extremely experienced and talented painter, and knows what each paint job needs to look perfect. Whether you’re looking for a full paint job, or just some touch ups here and there, give us a call to see how we can help. See our Photo Gallery for pictures of our work, and contact us for more information.


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