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Does anyone know if or where I can get Dupli-Colot touch up spray paint for WZ code? None of the major parts stores stock or can order it. They only have Performance White, which isn’t the came color.
 

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You mean Crystal White Tricoat Metallic Clearcoat ?

It's one of the three layer pearlescent paints; I think you're sol finding anything that matches in a touch up paint.

These guys are probably the closest, and I doubt it will be perfect.


I'd go ask a body shop what they would use, personally.
 

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You mean Crystal White Tricoat Metallic Clearcoat ?

It's one of the three layer pearlescent paints; I think you're sol finding anything that matches in a touch up paint.

These guys are probably the closest, and I doubt it will be perfect.


I'd go ask a body shop what they would use, personally.
That’s the color. The rust spot and surrounding paint peel is not even 2” in diameter. The rust spot is less than 1”. Perfect is not the ultimate goal; need to stop the rust.
 

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Time for some white primer, after you sand the rust off; that's not going to look any worse than any of the other options.

You won't be fixing it so it's invisible without painting the whole car, or at the very least the whole panel.
Painting one panel is problematic, because of the sun fade; you'll have one perfect panel on a faded car.

Talk to a Body shop; they can guide you.
 

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Years ago, I was able to buy the Opalescent touch-up paint bottle. I realized long after the bottle dried up that it never covered well b/c it needed a white base coat first, ie: coat one of the tri-coat system.

I just looked up this site that my Dad recently bought paint from. We used the silver paint for my niece's car. Really nice paint, the best spray I've ever used, goes on really nice and was a perfect match.

They are showing that they have the WR: https://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/ford/1995/thunderbird/

Not sure if you have to start with a coat of WT as the base. I think I would, just to be safe. Or you could call them.

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My cougar is the opal tricoat pearl white. I bought the touchup paint that comes in a tiny glass jar with a brush from automotivetouchup a few years ago. It's a pretty close match, they ship it as a two part, a base and top coat. It's probably not possible to match it exactly. I just used it on a few small rock chips and scratches and it worked very well for that. It almost seems like the angle and amount of pearl that was originally sprayed on changes the color a bit. Almost like it's a directional paint if that makes sence. Just what I noticed anyway....

I also bought from them a spraycan of Laser red for my Tbird I use to drive. It also isnt a paint color you can buy easily. It came as just a single stage in that color.
 

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Where is the rust spot? Most places rust occurs naturally on these comes from inside the panel, so grinding the exterior surface smooth and painting over it will be a very temporary measure.
It is at the upper corner of the rear windshield drivers side on the upper rear corner of the rear quarter panel (not the roof). I think it’s surface rust. Will probably just use Performance White since matching a 22 year old fade is not likely to happen and it’s so small (I hope)
 

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Do you have a Maaco in your area? I am in the NW and they are advertising on the radio in Seattle are that they are doing touch up. They have access to all the factory paint colors.
 
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