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How to paint automotive accessories so they color match your vehicle

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As the Show-Me Mustang Club Regional Director for Mustang Club of AmericaMitch Mitchell knows a thing or two about the importance of an immaculate paint job. For instance, Mitchell’s personal Mustang Mach 1 is a unique vehicle painted in a very limited production color called “Azure Blue.” A pigment he was recently able to replicate with the help of AutomotiveTouchup, which provided him with a custom blend that flawlessly matched his Mustang‘s helmet. 

This particular shade of blue is so rare, that it was only sprayed on Mach 1 Mustangs for two years before being removed from Ford’s color lineup. Since Ford no longer manufactures this color, Mitchell turned to AutomotiveTouchup to secure just the right shade to match his beloved Mustang.

How AutomotiveTouchup makes the perfect paint match

With AutomotiveTouchup, show and race car owners alike can paint their helmets and other gear to perfectly match their vehicle. With more than 60,000 OEM colors and over 300,000 custom-blended formulas, AutomotiveTouchup can create virtually any color imaginable.

“AutomotiveTouchup makes the impossible possible. I come from a body shop and insurance background, so I am especially particular about paint match. I’ve used multiple products from AutomotiveTouchup, and I am impressed by all of them. They’re easy to use, high quality and I always get a perfect match.” –Mitch Mitchell

In addition to the precise color match, the ease of use and affordability of the products drew Mitchell to AutomotiveTouchup products. Most repairs or custom paint jobs include going to the local paint supply store to purchase primers, sealers, base color coat, reducers for the paint, clear coat and catalyst, the hardener, along with thinners to clean up as well as expensive paint guns and equipment, thus spending hundreds of dollars in material.

Body shops charge for materials as well as a labor rate, which can also add up to hundreds of dollars. AutomotiveTouchup is a one-stop-shop with affordable prices, the necessary supplies and aerosol spray cans which achieve professional results with the fine mist sprayer.

“It truly is like using a professional paint gun when I use AutomotiveTouchup aerosol spray cans. The base coat color provides good coverage, the color matches for all three Mustangs I’ve matched products to or repaired has been excellent and the clear coat flows out so well and evenly to give a great shine,” Mitchell said. “There’s no need for me to spend hundreds of dollars to match my accessories to my Mustangs or to fix any paint problems anymore.”

Color matching more just one ride at a time

Mitchell has since gone on to paint match all five of the helmets that belong to each of his Mustangs with AutomotiveTouchup aerosol spray cans, and plans on doing the same to his 2019 Mustang California Special next. He currently travels to Mustang shows across the country, taking a different car to each event. All of his paint-matched helmets are presented along with the Mustang they belong to, making them a real conversation piece. This has even given cause for Mitchell to pack AutomotiveTouchup paint in his detail bag for both the car and any last minute touch-ups that might be needed upon arrival.

Additionally, Mitchell has painted all of the fire extinguishers that are installed on his show cars to match the OEM Mustang color they go with, a true testament to his appreciation of the product.  According to Mitchell, both his attention to detail and dedication to making an impressive presentation of his beloved Mustangs, complete with perfectly color matched accessories is what gives him an edge at a car show competition.

About AutomotiveTouchup

Headquartered in New Orleans, AutomotiveTouchup is a division of Microfinish LLC, which produces coatings for vehicular and industrial equipment repair and refinishing in a state-of-the-art facility. For more information call 1-888-710-5192 or visit www.automotivetouchup.com/ or www.microfinish.com. You can also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/automotivetouchup as well as via Instagram account @automotivetouchup for those who prefer tons of pretty paint matched pictures.

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