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Celica_Zheng
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Celica_Zheng Feb 13, 7:42am - #398776 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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body kit paint match

if i install the kit myself and just have the body shop paint the kit will the color match perfect?
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Zero Feb 13, 7:51am - #398777 

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depends on how much you're willing to pay for paint.

for example, if i were to get my kit painted the stock silver, i'd have them order the 1D0 paint from (i think) DuPont themselves. that is the factory paint used. but there are also instances where the paint matches are perfect/nearly perfect. thumbsup

if the kit is an authentic one with perfect fitment, you should install it yourself. that way there wouldnt be any need to do body work, unless the kit has bad fitment. thumbsup

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SurgicalRizz Feb 13, 8:04am - #398778 

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Just shell out the extra money to get the whole car painted, only way you'll get a true paint match.

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narcolepsy123456 Feb 13, 5:03pm - #398779 

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^^^ yep, it should be around 1500 to do an all over paint job on the outside or you could go with another 300-500 bucks and change the color. but it's worth having it all match. thumbsup
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Clos Feb 13, 5:08pm - #398780 
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nope not always guys.
i painted rems ww body kit and look its a perfect match
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953479192_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1953479192
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RookieGTS Feb 13, 5:15pm - #398781 

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yeah I 2nd that ^^
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celiwhite Feb 13, 5:17pm - #398782 
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they just have to know how to blend it to the rest of the body..since the sun kinda changes the car color a lil bit in time..so it won't match anymore if you just plain use the stock color paint.
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hombredelassrtas Feb 13, 5:46pm - #398783 

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thats wahy i want to get my kit soon before any fading happens smile atleast thats waht i'm teling myself so i can get a kit faster smile

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SmutasticGT Feb 13, 8:26pm - #398784 

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it should be a pretty good match, after seen the job clos did on rem's kit was amazing, the paint match is almost perfect thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Feb 13, 8:40pm - #398785 

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there is NO need to repaint your whole car when having a body kit installed.

pro's can match it pretty well, i've had two places do my kit and both had a dead on match with it.
even if your car paint is faded a bit, the body kit paint will eventually turn the same color.

and install the kit yourself, esp if it's authentic with predrilled holes and what not, saves a bunch of money and lets you take care of your car

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ApuPimpin Feb 13, 9:10pm - #398786 

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look if you have a silver celica it's the best to see it on but look at your door handels and the door, or look at the bumper and the fender closely you will see a difference b/c all the parts were painted seperately you can't ever mix it exactly you have to re-spray the entire car to match perfectly smile
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YurBuddyChrist Feb 13, 11:32pm - #398787 
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^ Thats only because the fenders are baked and the bumpers arent... Likewise with the door handles and the door baking changes the appearance...
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sbocaj55 Feb 14, 3:45am - #398788 

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I have a 2000 silver gts and i just got a kit painted early this past fall. I just took it to an average shop and they color matched it fine. I don't even think he added any tinting to account for fading. He just looked up the stock code on the door jam and sprayed away...
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sbocaj55 Feb 14, 3:45am - #398789 

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and yeah install it urself
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ApuPimpin Feb 14, 5:00am - #398790 

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Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I have a 2000 silver gts and i just got a kit painted early this past fall. I just took it to an average shop and they color matched it fine. I don't even think he added any tinting to account for fading. He just looked up the stock code on the door jam and sprayed away...



are you kidding me no offence but take a look at the picture again and see I could see the color difference right away in the picture.
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VSGTS14 Feb 14, 5:07am - #398791 

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Originally Posted by ApuPimpin
Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I have a 2000 silver gts and i just got a kit painted early this past fall. I just took it to an average shop and they color matched it fine. I don't even think he added any tinting to account for fading. He just looked up the stock code on the door jam and sprayed away...



are you kidding me no offence but take a look at the picture again and see I could see the color difference right away in the picture.


1. it's a picture
2. you don't know anything
3. there are 239855 people who get the body kit painted and it matches the car's paint perfectly without painting the entire car

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YurBuddyChrist Feb 15, 4:49am - #398792 
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Originally Posted by ApuPimpin
Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I have a 2000 silver gts and i just got a kit painted early this past fall. I just took it to an average shop and they color matched it fine. I don't even think he added any tinting to account for fading. He just looked up the stock code on the door jam and sprayed away...



are you kidding me no offence but take a look at the picture again and see I could see the color difference right away in the picture.


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entrancedcelica Feb 15, 6:29am - #398793 
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so yea, my car is 4 years old, i just got a authentic kaminari kit, and it looks like my paint might be faded a little. I have a super white celica, so im hoping the paint can be matched perfect. I know jack sh*t about taking bumpers on and off so should I do fitment myself?

Also, can I just drop my Kaminari kit and wing off at a shop for painting after fitment without them keeping my car? I need my car to get to work and school daily, so i cant afford for a shop to keep my car for more then 3 days. Should I stick with strictly custom body shops to paint it, or will any body repair shop do just just as well?

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