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Calibra Modifications & Calibra Maintenance => Calibra Bodykits, Styling and Bodywork => Topic started by: JohnLew on July 23, 2016, 17:37:46 PM

Title: Paint match
Post by: JohnLew on July 23, 2016, 17:37:46 PM
Just been doing a bit of touching up on the dtm. Trying to keep the rot at bay!
Used Ratle can from my local Hal..... but colour match is crap.

Anyone have any idea where to get a Ratle can that matches original 474 colour?
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: ALZ1307 on July 23, 2016, 18:12:19 PM
A proper paint supplier, Halfords are, well, sh*t. Plus, your paint is prob 20 years old remember! Go to an independent and get a can made up.
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: sealeysonic on July 23, 2016, 21:49:53 PM
As above.....lol
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: Phil0114 on July 23, 2016, 22:05:41 PM
Depends where you are in the midlands but autosupplies in bolsover near chesterfield will mix a spray colour while you wait or may post out to you worth a phone call.
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: JohnLew on July 24, 2016, 10:36:01 AM
Thanks for advise.
There are paint suppliers on ebay that will mix a can for you might just give em a go
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: CalibraNath on July 26, 2016, 12:48:18 PM
I got my paint from www.carpaintrepair.co.uk They supply single cans of main coat or you can get kits comprised of main coat, primer & laquer. Enter reg number or paint code. I entered reg & they couldn't find my car so I emailed their [email protected] & gave them my E286/96L (ceramic blue pearl) & a week later I got the kit. 
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: JohnLew on July 26, 2016, 17:40:55 PM
Thanx, What was the color match like?
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: CalibraNath on July 27, 2016, 13:31:40 PM
It was good. I used the whole can of main coat & ordered another one but they sent me a metallic grey by mistake so I emailed them again with a pic to show the difference & they got another correct can out to me :) The cost for the deluxe 3 can kit was £33.97 including postage. They also sell preparation materials like graded sandpaper.
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: tristandimond on July 27, 2016, 21:50:21 PM
On Halfords for paint they can sometimes be very hit and miss. I bought a can for our X reg fronty (16 years old now) and it was perfect! But they didn't even have a match for my cally.  :(
Only thing is its cheap  ;)
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: wim_vg on August 14, 2016, 13:55:18 PM
I've always been happy with Ludwig Lacke, Germany: https://autolackprofi24.de/
Title: Re: Paint match
Post by: JohnLew on August 21, 2016, 16:52:27 PM
Update on the color match saga!
Bought a rattle can through ebay from JTB supplies in Manchester.

I've gone over the Halfords disaster today and am very impressed with color match and finish.

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