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Touch-up paint in aerosol cans...

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Mike S, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S

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    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mike S
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Pep boys and places like that stock touch up paint in aeresol cans, but not too often in 20 year old colors. You can get aerosol cans that have a little glass bottle on the bottom with a propelant canester that screws on top. Then you just buy a pint of your pain code, mix it with thinner and spray away. They have them at most automotive paint stores.
     
  3. dd113

    dd113

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    The big NAPA paint depots now have the ability to mix any acrylic enamel colour into a spray can. Runs around $18 a can. It can be special ordered. the AE paint will work on all early stock 40/45/55 series. Around 79-80 they switched to base and clear paint. The cans can still be mixed but it will require twice the price as you will need a can of base, the colour, and clear, the gloss. it is a good deal on the AE. Still, it is cheaper to buy a spot gun and just buy the paint and reducer.
     
  4. Jman

    Jman

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    My truck isn't the prettiest, but I've treated some scrapes and dings on the hood and the rear quarters using a rattle can color I got at Pep Boys:

    Plasti-kote
    Import color
    5727 Toyota
    (acrylic lacquer)

    It matches the color pretty well, but it's shinier than the old paint. However, if I wax the truck, you really can't tell where I've done repainting (unless you look really, really close and find out where I've done my less-than-perfect sanding!)

    It's like $5 a can--get a can and test it out somewhere less visible on your truck.

    If you do a good job sanding/priming/sanding/painting, it will look good.