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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 20, 6:03 PM Thread Starter
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Spectrophotometer

Do paint supply shop have spectrophotometer were they could match paint on my Chevelle if i took it to one? The paint on my 69 Chevelle looks like Dusk Blue Metallic (paint is base coat clear coat) and was painted this color when I bought the car so I don't know the mix, but from all the pictures I have seen it appears to be lighter, so I would like to match as close as possible for a new hood that I might install.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 20, 7:05 PM
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Re: Spectrophotometer

I see you are in OKC.

You can call a paint shop but I know Oreilly's has one over on SE 59th and Western (north of 240). I had them mix a quart to paint the valance panel on my car. Pretty darn good match. They can also mix a custom rattle can for you for about 25 bucks which I did to paint some interior metal trim.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 20, 8:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Spectrophotometer

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I see you are in OKC.

You can call a paint shop but I know Oreilly's has one over on SE 59th and Western (north of 240). I had them mix a quart to paint the valance panel on my car. Pretty darn good match. They can also mix a custom rattle can for you for about 25 bucks which I did to paint some interior metal trim.
Thanks Kevin, i can find that place, I live west of Norman about 15 minutes so not to far at all, maybe someday we can catch up and visit about hot rods.

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Thanks Kevin, i can find that place, I live west of Norman about 15 minutes so not to far at all, maybe someday we can catch up and visit about hot rods. <img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 20, 11:12 PM
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Re: Spectrophotometer

PPG suppliers used to have a thing called the Prophet, it looked like a bar code scanner that they ran over the paint to get a formula, then tinted to match perfectly
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Re: Spectrophotometer

I do this often. It will not initially provide a perfect match. Sprayouts need to be done, followed by tinting to get a blendable basecoat. Unless you can live with your hood being off in hue and value, you'll be blending into the adjacent areas for an undetectable repair. Rarely will a shop spend time tinting so panel to panel matching/painting can be done.
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