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To all the polishers and garage queens out there:

I'll have to buy me some new plastic door strips/moulds/thingies-that-run-along-the-bottom. And obviously they'll come unpainted. Now the question is:

how the hell do you match the colour 100% with your car. Now don't tell me "look at the paint code" because that will (probably) match the paint/colour of the car the day it left the factory floor. But you have to take the age of the paint coat into consideration, sun does things to paint, snow does things to paint etc etc. Are there such things as instruments that measure your paint and produce a tin can of paint that's a 100% match for your car? Oh, and mine is a metallic! Or am I just supposed to take a post-it with my paint code on it to my MB dealer and order a tin can of original paint and hope it'll be a perfect match?
 

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I recently had the trunk lid painted due to scratches. The work was done at "Autostrause", in Vancouver. The match was absolutely perfect, I have no idea how they did it, but it is possible. I also had the drivers side mirror replaced at the same time. It came in the original color, but Autostrause repainted it because they said it was not a perfect match. I couldn't tell as the original looked fine to me.

Oh, it is the most expensive place in town, and you have to wait three weeks to get and appointment.
 

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It's a shame you didn't take a peek inside to see how they did the matching [V]
 

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I understand that they start with the same base colour and then adjust for fade somehow by eye.

I just had the lower panels & bumpers etc on my car done to convert from two to one tone and the match is perfect - see my post of last week entitled "check out my motor". Sorry, I don't know how they do it, but if it can be done well in little old Adelaide it can be done anywhere..

good luck!
 

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Adelaide? I bet you're driving around in a t-shirt nowdays? Unlike me who has to shovel all the snow infront of the car to be able to unpark... [8)]
 
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