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Originally Posted by WANNA930 View Post
One of the biggest misconceptions is that black and white are so called easy colors. There are as many variations as with any other color. Actually metallics are easier to blend as blending additives play with the flake and it gives a better chance of a good blend if that is what was needed. With a solid color it is on or off with no in between.
I wouldn't say that's a misconception. However, it is widely known that there are variations of within these two colors.. the mix per color code for a specific year is what can sometime vary. In other words, although its Grand Prix white, the formula may be different for an 84 as opposed to an 89.. thus have both the year and the correct color-code are important.

Further, I would disagree that metallics are easier to match or blend as there are more variables at play. Formula can vary between paint manufacturers as well as the differences as noted above. Spray pattern and pressures play a role as do mixing of pigments.. Have you ever seen a silver car that looks shadowy? Or the pattern of the metallic looks grainier that what is on the car r vise versa?

A current example is a Petrol Blue Porsche that was painted in 05, has seen little use, and is always garaged.. an extended whale tail and aero mirrors are being added. The firs shop has the paint so far off its pathetic. They supposedly used the correct formula, year, and paint line.. yet match is off as the parts exhibit more of a blue hue and clearly paint on the car has more green in it.

Again, with a competent shop you should have no issue with your paint match.. as Wanna930 said previously most vehicles have a slight mismatch from the factory.. hmmm, not to mention the number of new cars that get touched-up at port from shipping damage!
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