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Old 02-25-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Custom spray can paint

Ok, I need to do some touch ups on my car but I don't have a paint gun or compressor. They're small spots and should be easy.

Does anyone know anywhere in GTA or Toronto that they can mix the colour of my car (SMARAGDGRUEN METALLIC) and put it in a can. I know places do it, just not around here.

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Old 02-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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carquest north of queensway on kipling on your left
24.95 gets you a can of mixed paint in a rattle can
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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Ok, I need to do some touch ups on my car but I don't have a paint gun or compressor. They're small spots and should be easy.

Does anyone know anywhere in GTA or Toronto that they can mix the colour of my car (SMARAGDGRUEN METALLIC) and put it in a can. I know places do it, just not around here.

Thanks

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Have you performed any kind of repair like this before? Have you wetsanded before? Do you own a rotary buffer or PC with 4" pads? What colour paint are you working with? What is your level of expertise?

If you go into this without enough experience, you may be setting yourself up for failure. It may be helpful to provide pictures.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:13 AM   #4
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I have wet sanded, actually I've painted a hood with a spray can and buffed it to a nice shine. It's all about prep.

And if I can't do it, my buddy who worked at a body shop could. lol

The only problem I might have is finding the colour code for my car, its a rare colour. I've seen one car the same colour as mine. Will carquest know the colour code?
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:16 AM   #5
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car quest has the colour scanner for paints u bring the car or gas cap and the scan the colour its the guys we use at my shop to get our paint/ supplys
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:43 AM   #6
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Place closer to you is Cawthra Automotive, in Mississauga, just north of Lakeshore. They mix paint, about $20/can...been dealing with them for the last 10 years...
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:30 AM   #7
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Cawthra Automotive...Very very good!!! Takes like 5 - 10 mins while you wait for them to get your paint color. I'm not really close to them but its worth the drive. Just make sure you have your paint code (Like in my sig):
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car quest has the colour scanner for paints u bring the car or gas cap and the scan the colour its the guys we use at my shop to get our paint/ supplys
Errrr... whats the gas cap have to do with paint?
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Errrr... whats the gas cap have to do with paint?
by gas cap he means the gas door, thats painted same as the car...that is the easyest "body" part to take off when scanning paint
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182 Smaragdgruen Emerald Green Metallic Green 51 91 1 935 047
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182 Smaragdgruen Emerald Green Metallic Green 51 91 1 935 047
That won't be terribly easy to match. I hope it turns out OK.
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Yea, I hope so too. Apparently Napa in Georgetown does it. I might try there.
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I use (or used, I suppose) the NAPA location in Newmarket. They have a great setup there. I believe Pickering NAPA also mixes paint.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #15
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+2 for cawthra, i came in a years ago wanted to paint a new plastic bumper by myself never did it before

told me bout sanding it etc all the prep work that needs to be done, been there only once and got treated like i was a regular

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