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My XRS wheels needed some paint retouching.



Tire Rack had no paint available for this. I felt that they were passing up sales that way.



I had a local body shop that did a great job on the car mix some paint.



When I later discovered that its container wasn’t air-tight, I was stuck.



The body guy didn’t keep the formula..



I tried body shops and found 2 problems:



1. Pain scanners are often inaccurate.



2. They need large flat surfaces. Not easy to find on a wheel.



I stopped by my intrepid NAPA. They gave me a large color book.



That is where I found the EXACT match for my wheels. I was surprised.
 

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Even good shops that use scanners sometimes revert to the eye and experience to match colors especially when dealing with aging colors. Glad you were lucky to find what you needed!
 
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