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Old 09-10-2015, 11:28 PM   #1
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What to remove as paint color match reference?

So, my new fiberglass hood is on order, and the shop needs a painted piece of the car to use as a reference for computer-matching the exact color. They suggested the fuel door (which I can remove), but it looks like I'd have to drill out the "fuel pocket retainer" (basically the little black plastic trim piece around the filler neck). Not a huge deal, but was wondering if there's something else I could remove and use as a paint reference. A bolt from the engine compartment is probably too small. I can't think of anything else small and painted that's easily removed...
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How hard is it to pop the decklids off of those things?
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What to remove as paint color match reference?

Bring them a mirror. Simple removal.


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Decklids are black so he wouldn't be able to use that. The next easiest thing would probably be your mirror covers?
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I have the Premium (and performance) packages, so the mirror cover is black and not body color.
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I have never seen a premium without body color mirror covers. The base model yes. But not a premium


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Never paid that much attention to the v6 though. I figured it be the same as the coyotes.


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All 13-14 have a black decklid though. I have a premium and have same color mirror covers.
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All 13-14 have a black decklid though. I have a premium and have same color mirror covers.
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Most body shops use the color code in the door jam, I have always given them that color code for them to paint my side scoops, window louvers, and touch up paint. It will match exact.


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^ Not necessarily. The paint color may have faded, batch to batch variations, etc...I'd prefer them to match the color as it is on the car
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Yea they should be using factory paint. Sounds like you went to Home Depot.
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Yea they should be using factory paint. Sounds like you went to Home Depot.
Well, that's helpful! Like I said, factory paint colors can fade with time, so it's smart for them to do an exact match. If you can't appreciate that, oh well...

Anyone else with constructive input?
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Well, that's helpful! Like I said, factory paint colors can fade with time, so it's smart for them to do an exact match. If you can't appreciate that, oh well...



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Lol! I'm just messing with you man!
Besides gas cap and mirror covers I wouldn't know what else. Besides removing your entire trunk panel.
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Lol! I'm just messing with you man!
Phew! People have been a little edgy around here lately...LOL.

I may have to bite the bullet and drill out the plastic pocket thing to get access to the fuel door.
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You can't leave your car with them for awhile?
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The machine isn't in-house.
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Ah. Fuel door it is I suppose
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Yeah...a new plastic pocket is about $36...could re-use the old one but it would have holes drilled in it and the tabs can break easily.
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When I had my spoiler painted, the shop had a digital reader/scanner to get an exact match. They weren't satisfied with the ingot silver paint code. It took them literally 20 seconds while I waited.
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When I had my spoiler painted, the shop had a digital reader/scanner to get an exact match. They weren't satisfied with the ingot silver paint code. It took them literally 20 seconds while I waited.
drive the car to what ever vendor that's mixing the paint,10 sec and you are gone with a perfect match mske sure the car is clean and waxed if needed.dont want a dirty match
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That's a better idea...let me see of I can find out from the shop.
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how hard is it to remove the lower rocker panels....I like the idea if they have a scanner.
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Get a saw and cut a piece out of that crap hood of yours and bring it to them!!! Only kidding. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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Get a saw and cut a piece out of that crap hood of yours and bring it to them!!! Only kidding. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Lol I was going to tell him that yesterday but he's a bit paranoid with how people here are edgy which I don't blame him. I thought about the rocket panel too but I believe there's many screws and bolts on that and also probably the dirtiest part of the car as it collects many rock chips and asphalt.
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LOL...you guys.

Yeah, I've looked at the rocker before and there are a ton of fasteners holding it on, so it would be a real pain to remove.
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Lol I was going to tell him that yesterday but he's a bit paranoid with how people here are edgy which I don't blame him. I thought about the rocket panel too but I believe there's many screws and bolts on that and also probably the dirtiest part of the car as it collects many rock chips and asphalt.

I think he knows me well enough to know that I was just busting on him!


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The paint jobber has the machine to match the paint. Find out
who the Body shop is using and drive your car down to the place so they can scan it.
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^ Yep...the body shop is checking for me. They say they aren't sure if the paint jobber's machine is portable, but that shouldn't matter if I can just drive to it.

Will let the ME crew know how I make out.
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Golden Opportunity!

Are you wanting to install heat extractors in your V6? Are you nervous about cutting into the hood? Why not practice on Tyms? I will let you try installing hood heat extractors on his hood. For only $75 I will let you take masking tape and drill & sawzall to the hood on my Mustang. Practice where it does not matter as practice makes perfect. Act now and if you mess up the first one Ill let you try again on the other side for only $40 more a savings of almost 50%!



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added bonus of getting your sample piece.
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LOL...you guys.

Yeah, I've looked at the rocker before and there are a ton of fasteners holding it on, so it would be a real pain to remove.
12's are a couple screws front n rear of panel then several plastic push pins underneath. If that's a pain you must have Velcro or slip on shoes!

Good luck Tym! I agree with you on getting them a real sample and not going by code strictly. Someone already suggest dropping the oem hood off? Save them a step when it comes time for install.
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Are you wanting to install heat extractors in your V6? Are you nervous about cutting into the hood? Why not practice on Tyms? I will let you try installing hood heat extractors on his hood. For only $75 I will let you take masking tape and drill & sawzall to the hood on my Mustang. Practice where it does not matter as practice makes perfect. Act now and if you mess up the first one Ill let you try again on the other side for only $40 more a savings of almost 50%!



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Sawzall time! LOL.
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