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So has anyone out there found a paint color match for the silver? I tried plasti-kote #5604 and it says subaru on the top, but it is the legacy silver (read doest NOT match). I'm going to try Plasti-kote #8135. Anyone have any better ideas? Also for anyone that is trying to paint their side skirts on their own so far I have painted the little strips that are above the side skirts on the rear, and it turned out looking better then the factory paint. I have yet to find out how long it will last, but it seems to be very strong. The order I used for painting was bull dog paint adhesion promoter (2 cotes), plasti-kote #5204 primer (2 strong cotes) then wet sand (1 strong cote) wet sand then the base color (3 heavy cotes) no wet sand then clear (2 cotes). 5 Min. between cotes, 30min before wetsand and soap and water after wet sand. If anyone has any questions or comments about either the procedure or the way I spelled cote (i dunno how to spell it and i dont feel like looking it up :cool: ) please feel free to post em!

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It's coat... like you wear when it's cold/raining. ;)


Well it'll probably cost more than a rattle can, but you could try having a paint shop mix the proper color for you, then spray it yourself.
 

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Haha aight coat... I was thinking about getting paint from paint scratch, but I cant bring myself to pay 30 bucks for a 6oz can. It would probably cost 60 bucks for both sides and the spats. If the paint is really off I will just get it professionally done. I tried #8135 and it is even farther off. It is too beige. So I think I will stick to #5604. I'm kinda hoping that most of the color difference is how dirty my car is ;) . Anyway I will post again if i find a better match.


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Ok here's an update. I painted both rear spats with #5604 and the color is way to silver. It does not match and it looks really funny so I dont know what to do :( . I guess this means i have to sand the spats down to the plastic which should take a good couple days. I'm glad i didnt try and do the side skirts too. I wish there was a paint match out there. #8135 matches on the cap really good, but when painted does not match. With a peice this big the paint color has to be pretty close. Well I guess this is my first project failed. Oh well, hoping there isnt too many more of these. On a lighter note in order to paint these I built a fume hood into my dorm room that uses a window fan, a whole lotta duct tape (my room mate is a duct tape genious), a bunch of cardboard, and a fish tank light. Any advice anyone has I would love to hear.

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Get the paint code off of the inside of the drivers door and go to a PPG or DuPont store and order the paint. Unfortunately it will not come in a spray can and you will need a compressor and spray gun to use it, but it is going to be the only exact match you will find.
 

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Ya, I was thinking about using a compressor and paint gun, but that sounds like some money for all that. It would be cheaper for me to get it done. I think the reason why it doesnt match is because my paint color according to www.paintscratch.com is two tone. A silver base color and a titanium pearl clear. I need to find this titanium pearl clear. Let me know if you have any ideas.

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Take it to a pro

It's worth the money to have a pro do it. That way they'll usse the proper flex agents and match the paint to the code on your door.
 
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