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Front end respray

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    Right so i had an incident with a grit lorry in feb and luckily after a long 4 months of legal papers and court i have won my case and will be getting my entire front end resprayed! Has anyone had this done and will there be a difference in colour front to back! Reason i ask this is if it is going to look odd i would rather ask them to source second hand non scratched front end parts and replace that way as to keep same colour! What do you guys think?
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    Just had new wings fitted on my Mauritius blue Avant and had the whole front end painted. The body shop painted up to the back of the front doors so it would blend in with the old paint. It is noticeable if you look really closely.
    It really depends on what colour your car is, how much it's faded over the years and how good the painter is.
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    Have you got a pic of it done?
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    Spoke to a the guy that has the paint shop near me, I need front and rear bumper, front wings and a rear door (there's a scratch in the middle of door, and he was saying to get it right he wants to paint pretty much the full side of the car, due to it being silver. He reakons it's a difficult colour to get right. Also had a front bumper and painted a Vw camper and the colour match was spot on, so I would say depends how good the paint is, the painter and the colour.
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    Its akoya silver so may be hard to get spot on then i really hope they get it bang on... Will they compound it when they finsihed??
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    I'd see what the paint shop say tell them it's your pride etc...the car has had paint done on the doors already and although its a very good repair the blending or the paint shows, will try and get pictures of it tomorrow.
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    silver the worst colour. they will blow them into the doors

    just had my black avant done. panels of the car not blown in the doors and a perfect match
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    Once they painted it could i compound it like mad with a deep cut to bring up the old colour!
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    No need to compound if the job is done right and if you do it to "bring up the old colour" then you'll have rubbed all the laquer and new paint off, leaving an obvious tone change. Finding paint that exactly matches your current paint is nigh on impossible so, as said above, a good paint shop will blend onto the doors and bonnet which fools the eye and minimises the tonal difference. Even if you get replacement parts in your colour, the chances of them being painted with the same batch of paint at the factory are slim to none.

    Trust that the paint shop will do a proper job and, as it's likely to be an insurance company covering the cost, why wouldn't they!? Then, after 4-8 weeks (time for the paint to gas off) go over the car with a high gloss polish and seal it with a quality wax to make it shine like fook and nobody will be able to spot a tonal blend.
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    Thanks for the info peeps i will leave it to the professionals and keep fingers crossed for a nice match! Also having arches done where i widened my track and forgot to camber and burnt them so car should look spot on
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    No you should be able to bring the old paint up pretty good without damage to anything have a look over on detailingworld a good machine polish will get it as good as it can be your new paint will fade too so eventually it won't be noticeable at all,if it is in the first place it may blend in fine but tbf anything metallic is hard to blend in could you have a word with the painters see if you chuck them some more cash they'll do the whole car or at least to the roof
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    When i take it up there im going to ask what they think is best and if giving extra cash makes it perfect it may have to be
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    It'll all be good in the end can't wait to see your car finished sounds like its going to be a gooden
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    Fingers crossed.. Will post pics once done
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    Here's a couple of pictures of mine after paint.

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    Close up you can see the new paint has a little more texture than the old but nothing a machine polish wont sort.
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    Looks good im excited now
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