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my truck has the paint code B5, so i went to autozone to get touch up paint and i found B2, B5 touch up paint....bought it and applied it to a small spot on the roof, and its MUCH MUCH darker than my paint....it makes no sense, the codes match.....


how should i go about getting paint for this truck if the paint code doesnt match with the paint they have available... i need to find a thing of touch up, and a can of it to spray (wanna do the inside bottom of my doors to clean up some surface rust)


my truck is paint code B5 , but the touch up paint for that paint code is MUCH darker...heres my truck







i was reading that for an excursion, B5 is actually "Chestnut".... but the bottles on touch up have B2/B5 on them and say Harvest Gold.....perhaps my truck is actually Chestnut?

from google pics of harvest gold, i think thats the color my truck is....i dont understand why the touch up is much darker..

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Try going to the dealer, the only thing there is they will proly want an arm and a leg for it.
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im willing to pay more if it matches...im just worried that something is up with the whole B2/B5 deal

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my truck has the paint code B5, so i went to autozone to get touch up paint and i found B2, B5 touch up paint....bought it and applied it to a small spot on the roof, and its MUCH MUCH darker than my paint....it makes no sense, the codes match.....


how should i go about getting paint for this truck if the paint code doesnt match with the paint they have available... i need to find a thing of touch up, and a can of it to spray (wanna do the inside bottom of my doors to clean up some surface rust)


my truck is paint code B5 , but the touch up paint for that paint code is MUCH darker...heres my truck







i was reading that for an excursion, B5 is actually "Chestnut".... but the bottles on touch up have B2/B5 on them and say Harvest Gold.....perhaps my truck is actually Chestnut?

from google pics of harvest gold, i think thats the color my truck is....i dont understand why the touch up is much darker..
2 problems. 1 you went to autozone and got touch up paint, which isnt always bad, but they are made for fresh paint, which brings up the second problem, fading. If your truck has faded over the years then touch up paint will never match. Even a body shop will have to do some mixing to get the right match, But it will be wayyyy closer.

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i took into account fading, so i tried the touch up where it wouldnt have been in contact with the sun


you really dont understand how far off this paint is....


ill go get a pic, i went ahead and touch up the spot on the roof with it, because i wanted to stop the rust, and nobody ever sees the roof anyways

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once i get the right stuff, ill get that nasty brown #### off of there and go over it the right way, with the right color...after i saw how bad it matched, i smeared it a little bit more to get a better pic of it...that spot is the size of a pea

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once i get the right stuff, ill get that nasty brown #### off of there and go over it the right way, with the right color...after i saw how bad it matched, i smeared it a little bit more to get a better pic of it...that spot is the size of a pea
Yeah thats just a case of the wrong color. Head to a body shop they will help you out

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do you think my truck sticker is wrong and i dont have B5, or do you think the touch up paint for B2/B5 is too dark? like a bad batch or something?

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Don't buy touchup paint at an auto parts store. Your best match will be with the following companies:

Automotivetouchup.com Touch Up Paint, Aerosol Spray Paint and Paint Touch Up Accessories

PaintScratch Touch-Up Paint (p1), Spray Cans, Spray Paint, Paint Pens, Car Paint, Automotive Paint

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im gonna go right to the dealership and see what they say

if i get touch up from them for B5 and it matches, i will try one of those links you posted for a spray can if the dealer doesnt have it which i doubt they do.

thanks for the links man

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