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Hello,

I'm hoping to get some body work done at a cheap but well reviewed (on yelp) body shop. They said they use Dupont paint. Does anyone know if this is good paint?

Also, they said they would like to blend the new new paint with my existing OEM paint on the panels surrounding the fender that's going to be replaced (apparently it's very hard to match gray paint so it's the only wait to make the panels match). Is this a good idea? Could it make the paint more likely to flake?

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D.
 

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no, it won't make it more likely to flake. they have to prep (sand) the surrounding area so the paint sticks. perfectly normal.
 

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Thanks a lot for the response. Any comment on the quality of Dupont paint? Does the brand of the paint matter that much?
 

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paint is paint, some of the differences are if you are blending, blending is just an illusion that the adjecent panel is painted but is not, ppg and dupont are the two biggest manufacturers of paint. and gray, yes, its kind of hard to match due to the metallic flakes in it, if you don't blend you may end up with lighter or darker cast(the actual color of the color??)
 

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sorry roman but the clear coat, like its name is clear, the formula to make gray may have a silver toner, even blue, if the painter adds too much of a toner, he would be working outside the vehicle paint formula and will get a different color.
 

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As a manager of a body shop that exclusively uses dupont, lets clear this up. The base coat has the metal flake in it. Dupont offers a lifetime warranty on the paint as well.
When prepped properly the paint is better then the OEM.
We use the basecoat and the clearcoat by dupont. Its extremely expensive stuff too.
 
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