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my dealer says no and if i run the color code numbers they come up the same. i am going to paint all my black stuff blue and the paint for the car says cobalt blue in all of the computers, but the name of the paint on my car says pacific blue??? the color number is the same but i got soem of the cobalt blue touch up to see if it matched and it seems much lighter, any info would be appreciated thanks
 

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my dealer says no and if i run the color code numbers they come up the same. i am going to paint all my black stuff blue and the paint for the car says cobalt blue in all of the computers, but the name of the paint on my car says pacific blue??? the color number is the same but i got soem of the cobalt blue touch up to see if it matched and it seems much lighter, any info would be appreciated thanks
04s were Electric Blue. From what I've been told the '04 is a brighter Blue (more of a silvery shine) while the '05 blue is a tad darker with out the "shimmer"
 

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thats what i thought by looking at the two colors of paint. i guess it will be a custom mix job then i cant find anyone with the 05 color in thier computer to mix it for me. that sucks. i have the new blue 2005. i really like it and it does have lots of metallic in it it almost changes color or hue in the right light looks kinda purple and teal.
 

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zfactor said:
my dealer says no and if i run the color code numbers they come up the same. i am going to paint all my black stuff blue and the paint for the car says cobalt blue in all of the computers, but the name of the paint on my car says pacific blue??? the color number is the same but i got soem of the cobalt blue touch up to see if it matched and it seems much lighter, any info would be appreciated thanks
I have been mixing paint for over ten years, and its very common for the name to change but the color to be the same. If you plan on painting it yourself plan on using the altenate cards if the mixing shop uses PPG the alt cards work great but just make sure to check on a good day and in the sun light. Otherwise you might end up with the wrong flop (as you turn in the sunlight the color may get darker or lighter).

As long as the paint code matches you should be fine. It should be a WA number located on the build tag thats located on the board covering the spare tire (3"x5" label) or you can get the dealer to convert your vin #.
 

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the codes are the same but the paint look completely different i tried the alternates, i have been painting for a long time as well. and none looked close to whats on my car. my paint looks much darker as stated and has less silver metallic in it and looks to be more of a teal in the sun. maybe ill have to try the camera
 

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thats what i thought by looking at the two colors of paint. i guess it will be a custom mix job then i cant find anyone with the 05 color in thier computer to mix it for me. that sucks. i have the new blue 2005. i really like it and it does have lots of metallic in it it almost changes color or hue in the right light looks kinda purple and teal.
I believe they are different but like I said check the WA# and it will be a for sure awnser. I still have good ties with PPG so if you need help pm me.
P.S. I am a certified mixer and painter.
 

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Be careful with the color match from a camera sometimes those things throw some weird mix variances. Thats been my experiance anyway.
 

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Sometimes its just better to tone it by hand.
 

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yeah i know just trying to get it matches without having to do it that way. ill look more into it tomm thanks.
 
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