How to: Car Repair : How Car Paint is Matched for Auto Repair


Learn how to use a paint-mixing stations, base colors and automotive paint codes to match car paint for auto-body repair in this free auto-body repair video. Expert: Lyndon Graves Bio: Lyndon Graves, has been a professional insurance adjuster, and specializes in automobile industry. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan

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1 SDJOE1 March 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Now see, why dont they have the painter in this vid? This dude went to class or read books & works in the office. U only dot the car with solid colors & maybe clean the scale a lil. Blue kills yellow, red kills green & vise versa. Aside from learning on the job, color wheels might be the best way to learn how to tint

2 mikecameli March 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

the worst thing a body shop dose with a car is not detailing or buffing the finsh to what is should look like if u match the paint to a dirty car or a oxidized finsh it will never match no matter what the paint camera says or the eye when the car gets detaild id will stick out like busted nose

3 april97cobra March 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

thats pretty cool.

4 waltsa200 March 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

PPG has the “Profit” camera that takes a picture of the color and creates the Mixing formula for your automotive paint needs.

5 grunt182820 March 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

if only it was that easy
but then again
if you do anything long enough
golds and whites had lots of probs with

6 scottmn1 March 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

He only skims the surface of how its done. I own an auto body shop and can assure you it isn’t always that simple. Ocassionally you will get a color that is a real sob and you can tint all day before you get a blendable color match, especially on high pearl colors.

7 EvolutionIXRR March 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

nexa autocolor. it has a good color match.

8 zak19669 March 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

you didnt check for alternates most all formulas come with alts check alts first save time

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