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Old 03-10-2017, 04:14 PM   #1
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504 Green spray can

Anybody tried this 504 green from paintscratch.com?

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Old 03-10-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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Re: 504 Green spray can

I've not used that particular company before, but one very similar to it from AutomotiveTouchup.com. This wasn't for 504, but in general I've found their formula mixes are hit or miss. One car I had was a near perfect match, the other wasn't even close. The other thing I didn't like was the paint was only available as a two stage which it hard to match in appearance to the original single stage paint. If you have a little time to be patient, I would recommend Tower Paint. I sent them the ashtray from my old Beetle and the paint code and within one week I had a perfectly matched color in a spray can. The best part, they can make it in a single stage lacquer! I was so pleased with the results, I won't get paint from anywhere else.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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Re: 504 Green spray can

The best method of getting an aerosol to match is to do what Hewittca did by getting a painted piece in front of a supplier that can tint to match.

The reason is that over the years your truck painted the same color as mine, will have a slightly different color all these years later because of the difference in the environment our trucks have been in. One might be left on the deserts of Idaho or Arizona while the other always stored inside.

On an aside, the type of paint won't matter when it comes to color. Color is color is color. The different brands of paint combined with the different paint technologies make no difference when it comes to color match. The way a color is sprayed can (but not always) change the color from the same can of paint.
Disclaimer: certain new tri coat pearls not withstanding.
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