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So I was washing my car and I noticed that the color of the hood is different from the color of the car. It's not like a completely different color, it's just not as glossy. I washed and waxed my car but it still looks different. Anyone know what the problem is? I bough tthe car used so could maybe someone have gotten the hood replaced and forget to like clearcoat it or something?

I'm looking at getting the whole car painted as well. Anyone know any good places to go in north-central-ish NJ?

And you think I should go with jet black or like a darker grey than I already have? I'm 50/50.
 

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looks like the hood was repainted and not matched perfectly. Makes me wonder if your car was in a minor wreck of some sort.
 

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It looks like the same color, its just not shiney at all and it's all stained.
 

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wow....thats a terrible match...obvisously they didnt do a test panel 2 find the correct hue tint and value of the color...its not the metallic..they just didnt find out how many coats 2 put on..
 

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Haha probably. Oh well, just gives me an excuse to get it painted. What color do you guys think I should get? :D
 

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believe it or not there are about 3 shades of Spruce green. If they just take the color code with otu directly matching it with the car, it will be off. For example...


Mine is the second Spruce Green one and the first belongs to Tigger. Same color code but they were VERY noticeably different..especially in person..Neither one had been repainted. Personally I like the color andprobably won't change mine. I've had numerous inquiries as to if it were a custom color. Thats enough to make me want to keep it.
 

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The laser red is that way because its a tri-coat. Just like a kandy paint, the color can be changed by everything from air pressure, speed of the painter, flash time, and number of coats.

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I'm with Lostracer on this one....Spruce (besides laser red) is different. I know between 00 and 99 there were VERY noticible differences. I also know this because my neighbour has a spruce windstar and taurus and they are completely different from each other and my cougar...and none of our cars have been repainted.

the sky had a big impact on this pic...

 

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Originally posted by: hamill


the sky had a big impact on this pic...

It turned it into a big fat red X!!





:cover:

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All i got to say is BLACK ... heh color match whats that? gotta be the easiest color to match... unfortunately the hardest to keep looking clean.
 

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It is also possible that the hood was repainted with a single stage paint. They tend to fade quicker and while they look like a good match initially, it doesn't take long to see a difference.
 
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