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Old 23rd February 2009, 10:52   #181
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think they do. an ernakulam address is listed at
Nippon Paint India - Contact Us

but they dont guarantee shade matching. they offer a list of shades, and the rest is left to us
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I saw this in times of india today morning (chennai edition).
Com-Paint Touchup Spray Paint, aerosol spray paint, supplier of spray paint,spray, spray paint, touchup, touch-up, aerosol spray paint manufacturers, spray paint,Touchup, Touch-up Spray, Spray Bottle, aerosol spray paint manufacturer, com-paint manuf
It is a can of touch up spray paint available for most of the indian cars in all the colours. It is now available locally also in various shops and details are given in the website itself. Is it worth buying one of these and keeping, so that we need not go to workshops for all these small scratches. Have someone tried things out?

There is a demo also available on how to touch up minor scratches in the website. Please have a look and recommend
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Com-paint doesnot have any shade for FIATs :(

Guys - which is the nearest match with the Formula Red shade of Fiats? Hyundai's Passion Red & Electric Red seems to be the near matches - but i want your help. Thanks in Advance
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Old 21st May 2009, 18:11   #184
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Com-paint doesnot have any shade for FIATs :(

Guys - which is the nearest match with the Formula Red shade of Fiats? Hyundai's Passion Red & Electric Red seems to be the near matches - but i want your help. Thanks in Advance
Park your vehicle besides a Hyundai one and then decide yourself which one matches closest
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Park your vehicle besides a Hyundai one and then decide yourself which one matches closest
i will have to find one red hyundai first - thanks dadu
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I called up their dealer, no Tata Pearl white also.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 09:59   #187
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long term update. the matte finish of the painted surface causes dust to accumulate in the painted areas. The slight shade mismatch is one thing , but more dust accumulating in the painted areas - and its harder to remove as well - this I dont like.

I guess I'll have to get them painted in the long run anyway. this stuff is only as good in the short term
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long term update. the matte finish of the painted surface causes dust to accumulate in the painted areas. The slight shade mismatch is one thing , but more dust accumulating in the painted areas - and its harder to remove as well - this I dont like.

I guess I'll have to get them painted in the long run anyway. this stuff is only as good in the short term
I use these quick fixes on bumpers. They look like eye sores on metal.
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Thumbs down Com-paint - Not a prefarable solution.

I have tried using the com-paint for few scratches. It dosent works as expected. The colors never match. Even a small scratch which has been repainted can be differentiated from quite a distance.

My Suggestion:
1. Small Scratches: Leave them as they are.
2. Big Scratches: Get the whole panel painted.
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I have tried using the com-paint for few scratches. It dosent works as expected. The colors never match.
I have struggled in the past with com-paint but have now perfected a technique to get the perfect color match. The trick is to spray from atleast 12-15 inches away from the area so that it is covered in a fine mist of paint. This is to ensure that the metallic flakes in the paint get on top in a fine layer if you are using a metallic color paint can.

If the damage is heavy you might have to spray 4 to 5 extremly light coats of paint to get the perfect finish.

You will end up using a lot more paint this way but you will get the perfect match.

Cheers,
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Hey people, I have tried ordering on com-paint website,it takes my details and when I click on payment it says redirecting to ccavenue.But ccavenue website never opens,have tried it thrice.Did it happen with you???
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tried out pylox on a little DIY job (pix coming soon )
for starters, its cheaper (150 bucks for 400 ml) unlike com paint which comes with two seperate bottles, and com paint needs the two to be sprayed in two seperate coats ( not newbie friendly - I only realized that the paint is rather concentrated, and needs the other to make it spread out and get a better finish) while pylox can be sprayed in a single coat.

did quite good, detailed instructions, and bottom line, its vfm and available at my neighbourhood paint shop!

not too sure about shade matching though. will check that when i need to paint my indica again. (I've been having a run of no scratches recently!)
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Default Touch up paint shade for Palio Formula Red

Hi Folks,

I have a Palio (retro 1.6 Sports , not Stile) in Formula Red colour. Pune's esteemed 2 wheeler riders have given a few nicks on it's front bumper and I need to touch them up. As Com-Paint doesn't have a Fiat specific Formula Red, I need your advice about which of the following shade of Red is closest to the Fiat Formula Red?

1. Maruti Red (the one used for Swift, Estilo, SX4, A-Star)
2. Hyundai Passion Red (the one used for Getz)
3. Hyundai Electric Red (the one used for i10)

A friend has a can for Chevy Spark Fiery Red, but it didn't appear to be a a good match when I tried it in a out-of-sight area.

Thanks!

Cheers,
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My Suggestion:
1. Small Scratches: Leave them as they are.
Absolutely. Scratches / dents are inevitable in India. Drive & park carefully to minimise damage. If a small scratch really bothers you, use rubbing compound to remove how much ever possible (anywhere between 50 - 95% in most cases).

But its best to leave the small nicks & dents as they are (instead of worrying about each new one). Give the car a paint overcoat once in 4 - 5 years and you are all set.

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Old 3rd August 2009, 14:48   #195
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tried out pylox on a little DIY job (pix coming soon)
Can you give us an update from where you sourced this? And yes, I for one am waiting for the pics
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