Matching Auto Paints

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TJay

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Hey guys painted all my fabric work with Poly-Tone Christan Eagle Blue and now its time to do my fiberglass work, anybody tried to match CE Blue with a ppg or Omni Paint? If so do you know what color paint you got? I'm just trying to avoid buying 3 different colors before I find the right ones. Thanks
 

Mcmark

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Most "good" body shops have a mixing room with a camera and can mix from a pic/scan of the original. I just had it done for some OD Green for my Cubby. Very good match.
Couple of phone calls should do it.
 

Daleandee

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Most "good" body shops have a mixing room with a camera and can mix from a pic/scan of the original. I just had it done for some OD Green for my Cubby. Very good match.
Couple of phone calls should do it.
When I did my "roll on paint job" I sent a vinyl sample of my N-number and a color sample of the trim color I wanted and the company was able to supply, what appears to my eye, as an exact match of both. You are correct that most auto part/paint supply stores can do this also (NAPA does a great job in our area).

More on my paint job here:

http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24955&p=324882&viewfull=1#post324882

Dale Williams
N319WF @ 6J2
Myunn - "daughter of Cleanex"
120 HP - 3.0 Corvair
Tail Wheel - Center Stick
Signature Finish 2200 Paint Job
145.4 hours / Status - Flying
 
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