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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Germanyjon View Post
I need to paint part of my 74 Spider. The paint code is AR119. Is it best just to get that paint or have one mixed with a code determined by a scan of the paint on the car now?
Definitely the latter, if you can get someone to scan the paint on your car. Two reasons:

- If you walk into an automotive paint store, and tell that kid behind the counter that you need AR119 for a 38-year old Alfa Romeo, he'll look at you like you're speaking Martian.

- Even if the paint store does come up with AR119, your car has faded somewhat over time - new paint won't match.

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