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Old 01-21-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have a few scratches on my front/rear bumper (no idea how, ugh) but I bought some "exact match paint" for the color I have (ice silver metallic) and after putting it on, and following instructions, it clearly doesnt match. They are not huge scratches, and they're on the low end (getting a front lip soon to almost entirely cover them up, I hope) but with the mismatched paint it looks ugly.

My question is: does anyone know where one would get exact match paint that actually matches the stock subaru colors? Specifically the ice silver metallic for a WRX

Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Did you try touch up paint from the dealership?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Did you try touch up paint from the dealership?
I didn't know they offered that.. huh... know how much it costs?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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I didn't know they offered that.. huh... know how much it costs?
Of course, my buddy has bottles of touch up paint for all his vehicles. They aren't that much, it's about an ounce of paint.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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Of course, my buddy has bottles of touch up paint for all his vehicles. They aren't that much, it's about an ounce of paint.
Not sure why I didn't think of that. Typical me, making everything so difficult! I'll call the dealer by me today and check. Thanks a million.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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I didn't know they offered that.. huh... know how much it costs?
iirc $10-$12 a bottle.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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Touch up paint for ISM isn't an exact match either, not even from subaru (experience).

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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Touch up paint for ISM isn't an exact match either, not even from subaru (experience).
Awww really?? I JUST got back from the dealership where I bought some.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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So if the dealership doesn't offer an exact match, what's our best bet? I have a few rockchips I'd like to touch up.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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My guess is there is no option if the dealership doesn't even have a damn match. Unless you go to a paint and body shop or something and spend probably $100s
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #11
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My bottle might have been from a messed up batch. Try it for yourself.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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My bottle might have been from a messed up batch. Try it for yourself.
Could be. I'll still be trying it to see how it works. Like I said above, It's already got touch up paint on there that doesn't match so if the new stuff doesn't match either I'm no worse off.

Will not be testing until it warms up a little bit here in MI, but will try to remember to report back on how it worked.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #13
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Sorry in advance if this is mis-information as i'm not a painter by trade. It seems like i read touch up paints will not match the finish exactly due to the lack of clear coat, even if the paint color is the same.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #14
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I've actually wet sand & cleared the touch up paint spots on my ISM hatch, but it's still a mismatch to me. I may be doing it wrong, as I'm not a painter by anything lol
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