View Full Version : Need help choosing correct paint
08-02-2006, 04:02 PM
Need to do a spray on sheila's front 1/4 panel before I make the run in her to BC sunday. Unfortunately can't drive brat so i gotta shine up sheila instead.
here is a pic of the panel, only one I got.
What paint out there matches the gloss black paint? they stuff the previous owners used isn't based for cars and is cracking horribly, plus it doesn't match the car. Thanks in advance.
08-02-2006, 08:17 PM
anyone? any ideas? or do I just go buy a can of gloss black spray paint and go to town?
08-02-2006, 08:19 PM
Oh jesus... I just had a body guy paint my car couple months ago, and without even seeing the car he got it right on... I'll see if he remembers.
08-02-2006, 08:33 PM
I take it you're just wanting to do a temporary fix till you can afford to take the car into a proper body shop? If so, try http://www.paintscratch.com/ and order by your paint code. Somewhere on here is a paint code thread with the numbers.
08-03-2006, 11:35 AM
Paint code 202 w00t, will run and get this stuff :D
Am going to make sure I get the 202 gloss and not the 202 metallic... apparently Toy switch at some point from 202 being gloss and metallic to just metallic.
Phil, yes this is a quick fix it before my dad takes her to a shop for body repair and repaint. At least the colors will look good and match by sunday. :)
edit: I'm deffinately a n00b when it comes to car paint codes and buying paint. Did not know that the code number, in this case 202, is what you use when getting paint for your car. Never really thought about it honestly. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction guys!
08-03-2006, 05:45 PM
Black paint translation........
MKI's had Black Metallic. 82 went to Gloss, but when the MKIII's came out, they went to Metallic (I think, will need to confirm this in my MKIII & MKIV brochures). Can't remember if MKIV Black is Gloss or Metallic. At some point, things went to Metallic, but the 202 paint code was retained. IMO, rather abnormal of Toyota......
08-03-2006, 07:02 PM
For a quick fix, try U-TECH 50(metallic black). Its a single stage gloss. Real easy to apply, and not that expensive,less than 100 bucks a gallon.
08-03-2006, 09:44 PM
thanks. I'm just picking up a couple 5oz spray cans of 202 black gloss to paint the panel. anything else and I'll take the car to a decent body shop. :)
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