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Posted by: cdl2k Posted on: November 9th, 2005, 7:25pm

I ordered the hightlight metallic paint (color code: 18G) for my miata.  It looked like it matches when I did the color test on the paper, but when I applied it on to the chipped area, the paint looks lighter then the surrounding paint.  I thought that it would dull up a liitle and matches when I sand it down to even it out, but it still have a noticeable lighter shade.  Is there anything I can do to make the touchup paint a little darker?

Thanks

Posted by: admin Posted on: December 4th, 2005, 7:11pm
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Metallic paints should be blended. See http://www.paintscratch.com/blend.htm. If you are brushing the paint, it's very difficult to match the exact orientation of the existing metallic flakes and it can look both darker and lighter.

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