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Thread: Fascia Paint Codes/Considerations for shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
    Just had my '81 fascias repainted with 2011 Jeep Mineral Grey Metallic paint. Came out great!
    That's kind of neat to use an existing available modern paint code.
    Can you post a pic or two?

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    Not the best picture, but mine is the D on the right.
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    From what I can see, I like it. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
    Not the best picture, but mine is the D on the right.
    What did you use for the black on the bumper?
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    Just got the call from the shop that the fascias are done! And rather surprisingly, they said it took a lot less work than expected, so they're charging me almost 1/3 less than the original quote!

    I can only carry one comfortably in my car at a time, so I'm going to go pick up the first over lunch and the second after work. I'll take pictures and put them up when I get back after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1batt4u View Post
    What did you use for the black on the bumper?
    They used gloss black paint. I love it!

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    Fetched the front fascia from the shop over lunch, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. It looks a bit more metallic than I expected it to, but I definitely like the way it looks- and it's infinitely better than how it was before.

    My only slight gripe would be that they took my direction to not do anything to the unpainted areas a bit more literally than I would have liked, and they still need cleaning up. But, if the tradeoff was saving $150 and having to do a bit of work myself cleaning up the raw black plastic, that's a trade I'd take any day of the week!

    I'll post pics when I get back after work with the rear one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashyukun View Post
    Fetched the front fascia from the shop over lunch, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. It looks a bit more metallic than I expected it to, but I definitely like the way it looks- and it's infinitely better than how it was before.
    Did you use the 2011 Chrysler Mineral Grey Metallic as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick C View Post
    Did you use the 2011 Chrysler Mineral Grey Metallic as well?
    I gave the paint shop the original bulletin that was posted with the original stock paint codes for the fascias, but also gave them that if it was impossible to come up with that paint that the Mineral Grey Metallic was an acceptable alternative. They said they'd initially been concerned after pulling up the info for the paint code that it was too dark and had done their own research on it and come up with exactly what I'd given them, so I get the impression they used the original paint code.

    I'll check for certain when I pick up the rear one in a few hours. I won't have any real complaints if they used the newer paint- it really does look quite good regardless of what code they used, and the newer paint would likely be easier to find touch-up paint for if/when it gets scratched...

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    Oh shoot, I forgot to ask exactly which paint code they used when I picked up the rear... oh well, I'll be back here Wednesday dropping off some parts to be powder coated, I'll just have to remember to ask then.

    As promised here are the pictures. Unfortunately, it's kind of hard to get good shots to really show how good the painted part looks.. and it still looks like crap with the un-cleaned unpainted portions. I need to figure out how to best 'refresh' the unpainted parts.

    The last one shows something of what I meant about it seeming 'more metallic' than I expected- though more accurate I think would be to say that it seems like there's larger metallic grains than I expected.

    Still, they're infinitely better than they were before, and I ended up paying about the minimum I could have hoped for it as well.
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