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Old 06-15-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default What color of touch up paint to go with?

I have a '98 T/A, and although it was originally black, it was resprayed bright red (I believe, it looks similar to other non-repainted FBodies). Anyways, I went to a GM service parts dealer today, got "the right" bottle of paint of "Bright Red"... Well yeah, I touch up a spot and the ******* touch up paint is PINKISH PURPLE!

How the hell can GM make touch up paint for their own cars that isn't even near a matching color? Should I go with Ford Red? It's more of an orange-red and that would definitely be a better match up than this ****** color GM made.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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Did you have it painted? If not maybe they didnt use GM Bright red. I've used GM touch up paint on my bright red TA and it looked fine.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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You might have Rio Red (Ford) on your car... honestly you'll never know until you find out from the person who painted your car.
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That's funny, my GM bright red touch up looks bright red. Infact I had a chip on the nose that I used the bright red on along with some clear and you can't even see it.

I would go to the parts store and buy every shade of Duplicolor/Plastikote bright red touch up that they have. One has to be close.
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I'm just gonna go with Ford Red because it's a red-orange and will be a lot closer than what I got from GM parts.
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i got the brightest red autozone sold, its a slight bit darker than my car, but close enough till i get the bumper re-painted... agian.... damn rock chips!
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Originally Posted by natronathon
i got the brightest red autozone sold, its a slight bit darker than my car, but close enough till i get the bumper re-painted... agian.... damn rock chips!
ha, my hood needs to be repainted because of rocks, the bumper needs replacement because of ******* drivers at the school parking lot, you know what, the whole damn car needs to be repainted
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