Auto body repair & detailing/Paint


I have the top of my 39 ford coupe that bubbled in many spots. I believe it was due to having the car cover on it while being outside for a month or two years ago. The car is always stored indoor other than that  The paint is over 20 years old but still looks good, no fading. My question is I want to get the top repainted and feathered in to match the rest of the car. How close typically can they get the new paint to match the existing older paint color so it's not noticeably different .

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Hi Joe....As long as you have a qualified journeyman paint technician, who follows the recommended procedures for refinishing and blending, there should be no detectable color match issue. Blending, refers to the adjacent panels being only partially refinished with color, as to achieve a uniform color transformation from the initial panel being completely refinished with color. The initial and adjacent panels would then all be clear coated.

In your particular situation, the roof, (initial panel), would be painted completely with color. The windshield pillars, door pillars, and the top part of the quarter panels, (adjacent panels), would be blended. All panels will then be cleared.

Hope this helps you out....Please feel free to drop me another line, if you have any other questions or concerns....Thanks....Dave.

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Dave Norgardt


Absolutely anything autobody related... Frame repair, suspension, alignment, panel replacement, panel repair, fiberglass, plastic repair, paint, air bags, etc.....


Over 30 years in related areas. 25 years in HEAVY frame repair, suspension, and alignment procedures. As well as panel replacement and repairs, etc.....

Journeyman Autobody Technician with Red Seal/Interprovincial certification from N.A.I.T. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Top Achiever award second year, also from N.A.I.T. Also have Platinum status from I-Car Canada...Also have Journeyman Partsman Certificate, Lethbridge, Alberta...

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