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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:22 pm    Post subject: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

The paint on my '52 Standard in Pearl Gray L21 has some really bad spots that I want to start addressing. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience buying "off the shelf" touchup paint in rattle cans? I feel like even a close-ish match would look better than say gray primer spots as I start addressing the bad paint areas. The driver's door for starters, which has a large area with the paint coming right off.
I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/353285051407
Anyone have any experience with them or know other sources? Again, I'm looking for something in a rattle can that will look better than gray primer, so my bar is pretty low for now. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

I have had good luck with TEMPLE PAINTS . they advertise here on the samba.
there ads are in the vendor section. they sell nearly all beetle/ bus and type 3 colors. give em a look. I have used there ruby red / sealing wax red.
and sahara beige . spot on . don't know how to share the link. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

sgmalt46 wrote:
I have had good luck with TEMPLE PAINTS . they advertise here on the samba.
there ads are in the vendor section. they sell nearly all beetle/ bus and type 3 colors. give em a look. I have used there ruby red / sealing wax red.
and sahara beige . spot on . don't know how to share the link. Embarassed
Steve.


Thanks! This is too funny... he's in Orange, CA, which is where I live! I've emailed him. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:07 am    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

looks to me like that door is needing more than a touch-up with a rattle can. why not diy de-rust and primer and take to a body shop who can match paint?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

finster wrote:
looks to me like that door is needing more than a touch-up with a rattle can. why not diy de-rust and primer and take to a body shop who can match paint?


Yeah, it's pretty bad, you may be right. We'll see. First thing is to remove the peeling paint and then get rid of the rust, then I'll go from there. Right now my bar is pretty low, I just want to get it looking better than it does currently. Laughing
There are a lot of other similar bad spots on the car, but that door is the worst.
Eventually I'll respray the whole car.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

you should have no issue finding a local autobody jobber that will load paint into a spray can for you. We can get it done here in Houston if you can't. L21 code is readily available

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Touchup paint in OG colors? Reply with quote

Erik G wrote:
you should have no issue finding a local autobody jobber that will load paint into a spray can for you. We can get it done here in Houston if you can't. L21 code is readily available

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Thanks for the info. The guy local to me suggested above is going to make up a batch.
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