[Vwdiesel] Road worthy, but need Mars red

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sat Aug 1 06:28:41 PDT 2009

Just be prepared to spend upwards of  $25 for a pint of it, red is an  
expensive color
On Aug 1, 2009, at 2:14 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 7/31/2009 10:09:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> petersenrudy at hotmail.com writes:
>> If you go to a Car Paint Store they'll be able to mix the Paint from  
>> the
>> Code on the Car somewhere.  They can Match it pretty close to  
>> compensate
>> for
>> age and oxidation.
>> Rudy
>   The paint code is usually on the radiator core support.  It shouldn't
> be oxidized much since it's a clearcoat paint, I think (they didn't  
> peel
> so I'm not positive about that.)
>   I was going to say a paint shop should be able to mix it but Rudy
> beat me to it.  If you are friends with a body shop, they should also
> be able to mix it as well and in the case around here, more likely
> to be willing to mix AND match as small of a quantity as the software
> gives a recipe for.  Depending on the paint shop guy and the painter,
> one may be much more willing and capable of fine tuning for a good
> match.
>   If you want it to look not so touched up you could mask somewhat
> and airbrush or paint on then when it's cured, #600 off the excess
> that's not in the pit, chip, or scratch and then buff out.  :-)
>   If there's enough to do it REALLY well then bum a little  
> hardner/catylist
> off of a body shop so the stuff hardens better and is more impervious
> to solvents and whatnot.
>      Loren
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