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Old 04-19-2017, 10:26 PM   #1
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Over on the C5 forums people keep mentioning how hard it is to paint match the MY color. Is the yellow on the C5's really that hard to match and if so why?

I know that the hood on my car isn't original so it was painted and it seems to be a close match but that work was done by the PO so I have no idea who did the paint work or what material was used. Any feedback would be great.
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I have painted this yellow and had no problems in getting the color to match becasue I know how to blend paint.

NOW...if someone is just painting a hood and expecting it to perfectly match...that is where a color change can occur due to it being butt-matched and NOT blended into the adjacent panels.

Keep in mind many people may not shoot a test panel to see how far off their color is BEFORE they shoot the car...and then do not take the time to tint it to get the color so close that it can be blended.

I would have to wonder on 'those people' in the C5 section who mention how hard this color is to paint are actually professional automotive painters and know how to paint. THAT is where a problem can also be...they just do not do it for a living OR take the time like I do to make sure the color is going to work BEFORE I shoot the car.

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