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Decided not to clog up rich's supercharger thread. Might get more feedback this way as well.

Well, I have searched for some time for an exact match. Not sure if you guys can offer your own input here. I have so far been unsuccessful.

These are the colors I have tried, and my experience with them.

SEM 39423 "Medium Quartz Metallic" - Rich gave me this one, and the shade of grey is a near perfect match, but the lark silver flake makes for a stark contrast to the OEM fine purple "dust" on the factory trim.

Ford M6454 "Medium Platinum Metallic" - Tried to get a similar color to the medium platinum metallic that SEM used to sell (SEM 39413) as a bumper coating. Not sure if it is the same color. It has a nice fine flake and a nice sheen, but is several shades of grey darker than the factory interior color.

GM WA111B "Amethyst Metallic" - C5 corvette color, grey with a fine purple flake. this one had me really hoping, but the grey is just too dark. it looks nice, though.

GM WA9926 "Purple Pearl" - this was a rare camaro color back in the early 90's. the grey was much too dark, and the purple flake was very faint. Very subtle and unique color though.


of all of them, the amethyst metallic has the most potential for a paint mixture to start off with, i think. perhaps he just needs to use a lighter grey as a base.

any thoughts?
 

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The 'Aussies probably combined every leftover paint they've ever had since the 70's and used it for the trim. The purple hue might just be a radioactive byproduct.

I repainted over the dull siver'ish crud on mine with silver metallic and sprayed on a clearcoat. Like the look much better!
 
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