Good point. I seem to recall reading an article about a paint supplier using some sort of a scanner/ laser type device that scans the paint on the car *as it is* and makes a batch of paint from that scanned color sample, not from the original factory formula for the Mopar paint color. Thanks, Gary H. > -------Original Message------- > > You can have your local paint shop match up the color and they can put > it in spray cans for you. Now my car is a solid color red no metallic > and I touched up my engine bay with a foam brush and I polished it and > it looks good not perfect but most is going to be covered by the > engine and stuff anyway it was a single stage so it didn't need clear. > But beware sometimes the paint dont match right, it is a little off, a > couple shades. May want to have him make a test batch to try it > against what you have. Fading and age cause that. > > > -------- Original message -------- > > I am looking forward to Spring and some paint work on a 73 Challenger. > I want to bring it back to original B-5 Blue and think I want to > respray the engine and inner door, trunk, etc before placing a new 440 > engine into the car and having the body profession all sprayed at a > local shop. > > I have a spray gun, but have never used it, and think it might be > easier to use a couple spray cans to get into the inner door, trunk, > etc. Also, since I believe the original paint is an acrylic enamel > (?), might want to stick to that... > > Have any of you use the spray can from some of the on-line merchants > (Recommendations?). Any recommendations or thoughts on the painting? > > Larry > -- -- -- Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks! 1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines: http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en. --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/1962to1965mopars/20200210185248.16943.qmail%40server309.com.