I need to source Ford Paint
So I recently decided to fix every little nick and scratch in my paint. I purchased the .5 oz Ford Motorcraft paint and used it with great success over the majority of my paint problems. I wet sanded, compounded, swirl removed, polished and waxed the car EXCEPT for the front bumper and a small area behind the rear driver wheel. The front bumper had so many little rock nicks I decided to repair and re-spray it. I used glazing putty to fill the holes, primed it, and got it all ready. Instead of using my hvlp gun, I bought a couple of cans from Scratch Wizard to match my Kona Blue L6 paint code. I was hoping to avoid all the clean up associated with the hvlp gun and I had read a lot of positive reviews so I bought paint from them.
After a lot of prep, taping off, and painting, I pulled the paper off to find the color was WAY off! Like two shades too dark. It is also lacking the metallic look. The clear dried with a lot more orange peel than one would ever want to reasonably sand. I did a lot of good prep work, taking my time. I wiped it down multiple times with cleaner and a tack cloth just before I sprayed and in between layers. The temp was right, the cans were well shaken. I did everything one would normally do and over and above what the instructions on the scratch wizard product suggested.
I wet sanded the section behind the read wheel, about 1/2 s.f. It took me about 1 careful hour of sanding to get it flattened back down but the color is still way off. and there is no metallic to it. In comparison, where I used the Ford Motorcraft touch up paint and then wet sanded, compounded, etc, in the post paint procedure, you cannot find where I repaired the paint!
I am not about to wet sand the front bumper, I need to re-spray the whole thing. Instead of careful wet sanding, I will power sand it down, re-prime, and re-paint.
Same with behind the rear wheel, but I will have to blend it in, ugh... I can do it, but I need the right paint!
OK, question, where can I get a quart of paint match for a 2012 Kona Blue GT?