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Old 09-04-2006   #1
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Where to get paint?

Where can I get aerosol paint in steel grey from. I been told that my local Halfords is rubbish for paint match. Is there anywhere online I can order it from?
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Online places are going to struggle to colour match exactly and you might end up with a worse effect than Halfords. I found a place locally by ringing up a motor factors I trust and asking them for their recommendation Place they sent me to had a book with loads of different shades of Grigio steel and tried them all until they found the best one Am guessing you're not in Carlisle though so it's no use?
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As my stilo is Steel Grey this information would be helpfull to me aswell Iv tried Helfrauds and thy didnt have it and the dimwit that worked there said Oh it hasnt got to be Fiat try a Ford or Vauxhall
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lol. I wanna do my mirrors so I dont suppose it will matter if it dont match quite 100%. I tried looking for colours close to it but I coudnot really see anything in halfords pre mixed range.
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You coming to Donny? I have a full can of Grigio steel you can have FOC if you're not bothered about it being an exact match
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No I aint going there, thanks for the offer. I want the match to be similar but if it aint 100% then it aint end of the world.
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Hell it would be for me not a match sleepless nights
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I mean it gotta be mixxed to match steel grey but due to fading etc it would not matter I mean. I would never use a completely different paint.
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Phew thank god for that cos your car would be easy to spot by a forum member cos of the odd colour mirrors
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Lol yeah. I just want paint so I can spray my mirrors.
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Brooklands? Can give it to someone to give to you. It's Grigio steel so will be a good enough match if not perfect due to fading etc.
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