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How To Decide What Color to Paint Your Car

Can't decide on the right color? Veteran painters and restorers will tell you that color appears differently on different shapes. What looks good on one vehicle might look horrible on another. Anyone who has painted a car a custom, non-stock color has been faced with the fear that it won't look good on the finished project. The solution to that problem is to buy a plastic model of the car and assemble the body parts!

From an automotive paint supplies shop, purchase small quantities (pints or sometimes half-pints) of the color(s) you're considering. There's no need to spray the paints onto the model—just brush it on fairly thick. Once the model is coated you'll instantly have a good idea how the car will look in full scale. If you don't like the color, coat it with another sample.

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