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Does anyone have any suggestions where to go to get a can of Sapphire Black Metallic paint so that I can paint my front spoiler pieces myself rather than have a bodyshop do it? Has anyone gotten this color mixed and canned before?<p>TIA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (autoduel)

will they sell anything bigger? or alternate source?<p>I am painting my bike (black) this winter and a sapphire finish might look nice next to the R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (Elmoworld)

Just get a body shop to make it up for you<br>ALL paint is mixed in house these days, there are no quarts or gallons already made up
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just get a body shop to make it up for you<br>ALL paint is mixed in house these days, there are no quarts or gallons already made up</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, maybe not ALL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray_paint_matched.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotivetouchup.c....aspx</A><p>but make sure that you shake it way more than you think you should
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (vizwiz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizwiz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>well, maybe not ALL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray_paint_matched.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotivetouchup.c....aspx</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yeah, pretty much all.<br>All the shops have are base and toner colors
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (Elmoworld)

I'm not a painting expert, but don't expect a perfectly-matched finish from a can of spray paint and a can of clear, even if they come direct from Volvo. The texture will be off and the depth/gloss will be less impressive than OEM. The price a body shop charges will seem like a bargain if the alternative is a poorly-matched finish.<p>Best of luck to you. Hopefully, if you proceed, you will prove me wrong. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Where to get Sapphire paint??? (RainyS60R)

if it were a larger area or body panel i would take it in to a shop. i have painted many many plastic body pieces by can before and have gotten pretty good at it. i think with a wet sand in between clear coats i might fair a little better. not expecting the best looking thing in the world, but since it's black i may have a little more room for mismatching, wont be as noticeable.
 
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