Spray paint - Caladonian Blue - what undercoat?

  1. excossack Member

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    Spraying from a made up aerosol can the body capping on teh 110 in Caladonian Blue but struggling to get to paint a little darker to match the current paint. I started off with grey etch primer. Should I have gone with a darker undercoat?
     
  2. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    More coats would probably do it as much good as darker undercoat. A matched paint would have taken the old paint weathering into consideration.
     
  3. steveo3002 Member

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    probably just the fact paint doesnt match 100% , lucky when it does really
     
  4. excossack Member

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    Cheers for the replies people. Is it possible for a paint place to take a bit of trim/paint sample and scan it for colours used?
     
  5. steveo3002 Member

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    some places will have a reader to match it up or the ability to tint it ...trouble is theyre mixing such a small amount its hard to be accurate

    0.1g too much of black in 100ml is alot...in 1ltr its not noticed
     
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  6. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    That's the trouble aerosol, if it had been for a spray gun you could have taken it to the paint shop and they would adjust it, could be expensive getting it right with aerosol
     
  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask. Same rules for everyone

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    Undercoat for grey is normally a grey.

    What did the supplier recommend?

    Paint matching from a rattle can is a nightmare, as you have found out.
     
  8. excossack Member

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    No colour for the undercoat suggested and yep, aerosols are a PITA to get matched.
     
  9. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    It would have had a black primer at the factory, maybe that's the difference?
     
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  10. steveo3002 Member

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    saw your pics on another forum , its simply the wrong colour or a terrible job at mixing
     
  11. excossack Member

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    which other forum/pics?
     
  12. excossack Member

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    Maybe, I might try some black primer and buy another can.
     
  13. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    If it's a solid colour the under coat won't Influence it once you have enough of the top coat on, spray a test card with the paint you have, make sure there is enough on it then take the card and some trim to the paint supplier so they can see the problem
     
  14. steveo3002 Member

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    sorry saw an almost identical thread elsewhere and guessed it was you , my mistake
     
  15. excossack Member

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    I have posted the question, but no pics. If you do find the thread can you post a link please?
     
  16. excossack Member

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    After some googling, it appears there are two flavours of paint, an original paint and a more greener one. I think I have ended up with a more greener one.
     
  17. excossack Member

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    Ordered a can from Land Rover. A quick spray test and the colour is a better match than that of the can made to order in a Motor Factors.
     
  18. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Not sure what shade of blue it is but we used to get nightmare colour matches in the past. Vauxhall colours were especially poor. I had a nightmare with Nordic and Wedgewood
     
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