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MattyB
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5th May 04 at 12:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Or need a panel replaced or summat?

The whole side has to be resprayed does it? or can like a bonnet be done separately?

I mean Nissan did a run of those flip colour micra and primeras and i wanted to know what happens if they crash etc? Coz surely normal old bodyshops can repair it properly etc? Cant get the paint etc?

All out of curiousity this

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5th May 04 at 12:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just respray the panel. easy.
yes all bodyshops can get the paint. most bodyshops have their own paint scheme anyway so mix it up themselves.
i know my bro can get any paint from their paint suppliers ( he works for ford bodyshop)
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So, even tho its a flip paint and the metallicy little flake things are orientated in a certain way....you could just buy a new bonnet, spray it with the same stuff, and you wont be able to tell??

I always thought there was more to it with flip paints???
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so did i
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have u ever seen a flip car that had some touch up work on panels, looks shit, flips differently to other panels. my mate had some1 throw a rock at his bonnet needed a new bonnet, it was done by a top body shop and they couldt get it to flip the same at all, needed a full respray
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Anyone else know??

i do believe ya Kris, just didnt think it was that easy?? I remember reading an article in auto express bout it causing probs after some woman hit a bollard and it cost her loads!
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Example... you have your car painting in Rage Extreme Ecstasy blue /green, and some blind old biddy reverses into your wing and crumples it.
You would either repair or replace the wing, then you would have to order the paint from who ever made it ie Rage, Standox, PPG. You have to do this because everyday paint mix schemes dont have the tinters needed to make flip paint, so quite simply, you wouldnt be able to get a paint match. So once you got the paint you would paint the whole wing or just the primed part of the repair with the base colour, for example a black base coat as is so comminly used with flips, then you would hit the repair or full wing the chromoflair/flip. If you paint the whole wing then you would have to wash some paint onto the door and bonnet, then fade out the lacquer. Any good / Experienced painter wont have any trouble doing it.

My opinion is that allot of people are scared of flip paint because they are worried that if they have a ding etc, they need a full respray. But really it is fairly straight forward.
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its very VERY hard to get a good as original match with any of this kind of paint.

it will always be easy to tell under different lights.
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Flip paints can not be matched by an every day bodyshops paint mix scheme. So you would have to get the paint from the company you bought the paint from, or get a similar colour from another company and try to blend it in.
However, if you buy the paint from a fairly reputable company, you will never have any problems in getting more if you should need it.
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quote:
Originally posted by sfxer
its very VERY hard to get a good as original match with any of this kind of paint.

it will always be easy to tell under different lights.


You wont always be able to tell, unless the person that did it, did a turd job of it. You could only tell if you just painted a single panel, rather than painting onto the surrounding panels

 
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