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Bradan Mclaren 650S paint repair

Discussion in 'Super Series (MP4-12C, 650S, 675LT, and 720S)' started by BRADAN, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Gh21631

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    Just curious why you dont pull the panel off. They are fairly easy to remove. You could paint it without and paint lines. Are you just going to try and blend?
     
  2. BRADAN

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    The panel has to be painted on the car to have the metallic grain in the same direction especially with a pearl yellow.
     
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  3. BRADAN

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    Our normal paint supplier Glasurit did not have a toner we needed to mix this color up. We used Spies hecker solvent paint as an alternative. This is a 3 stage paint meaning its base coat, a pearl coat, and clear instead of a standard base coat clear mix. The pearl makes the color lighter as you add layers.

    The yellow base is not dark enough so were going to play with toners to color match.
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  4. Gh21631

    Gh21631 Formula Junior
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    Are you guys a McLaren certified paint shop? My understanding is that you cant get the proper paint if you are not. I know you guys are good but I would imagine it would be difficult to match up if you dont get the factory paint.
     
  5. BRADAN

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    No.

    Mclaren sells there own paint manufactured for them by the same supplier were using. You can mix McLaren paint using most European paint they have mixes for it in there data base. Paint almost never matches directly out of the can and has to be adjusted for a perfect match.
     
  6. pma1010

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    Nice work Dan. Guessing it wasn't $500!
     

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