The whole week, I spent time removing blue paint from a wing , that i bought. (I'm changing my wings because of corroded arches)
- So the blue was stipped down.
- I added 2 layers of grey primer (1st layer dried for 24hours & 2nd layer was applied next day, then 24hr dry up again)
- I went to halfords to get my car's paint (because that's the only place that can custom match a rare colour code)
- The wing was painted in several layers (while allowing each period to dry up)
- The whole wing came out nicely
- Let the wing dry up for 2 days in the hot sun
- The applied several coats of clear-coat paint (lacquar)
I was happy i guess.
- I took the old wing off (what a pain in the arse!)
- Then fitted the new one.
Now there's a problem, I almost cried when i saw it. The wing's new paint doesn't match the rest of the car. I don't know why!!
I was told by people in halfords that the paint is correctly matched and the fact that my car is red, the color red tends age up. (In hellrot bmw's it goes pink)
They also said, that sometimes "bmw approved" body shops , normally take the wing & over-spray it (until it matches the old color)
I've painted my m-tec front bumper before, and the colour match was identical!!!! (that was a surprise for me)
So guys, what do you think i should do to match my wing with the rest of car ? (& I must add my funds are exhausted!