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Had a 10 ft step ladder 9 ft away from the coach that the wind blew over.  I knew it was going to windy Saturday, but not THAT windy!  The damage is done and I'm just looking for touch up paint.  It's not a show coach, $10 repair at most.  Question is:  what color best approximates 2003 HR "gold"?

The ladder has been disciplined.

- bob

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You may have the original paint codes on a tag under the drivers seat.  But that will be the "new" color, not the 20-year old faded color.  

I find it best to take the coach, or a piece of the coach (refrigerator panel) in to a quality automotive paint store and have it computer scanned (matched).  That way, you'll get a very close match to the color the coach is now.

  -Rick N.

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I'd go to a paint store (automotive?) that can custom mix paints.  Take in a piece of trim or that gas door in your photo and if the shops any good they can match it pretty close.  They can mix you a tiny batch that goes in a bottle with a brush or can put it into a rattle can spray.

-Dennis

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12 minutes ago, Dennis-C said:

I'd go to a paint store (automotive?) that can custom mix paints.  Take in a piece of trim or that gas door in your photo and if the shops any good they can match it pretty close.  They can mix you a tiny batch that goes in a bottle with a brush or can put it into a rattle can spray.

Too expensive and too late.  Ordered a touch-up bottle from Amazon.  Went over budget, too.  $10.70

Get this:  There were 2 left.  Now there's one, and the price went up $1.98 within an hour.  They must be expecting a rush on them. 

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- bob

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1 minute ago, Cubflyer said:

Guess you are going to leave the dent...?  or is that an optical illusion?

Probably.  I usually make the damage more obvious if I try to fix these kind of things. 

#1 Best scenario would be to remove the panel, sandwich the dent between two hard pieces of wood and start beating on the wood . . . maybe even a small block of steel as the top (unpainted) side. 

#2 Or just leave the dent there. 

Door #1 or door #2.  Tell us what he's won, Monty!

Not being adept at this kind of thing I'm open for suggestions.

- bob

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I fixed two doors and three corners of my MH that was damaged when I got it used the paint from auto zone probably used 8 cans and you will not see where I repaired it unless  I point it out to you the canes are not that big and cost about 11.00 a can

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I removed the door & took it to a body shop.  Hey had no problem fixing the dent. They painted the whole panel to match.  I choose not to take the coach in to have that one panel (door) blended into the two on either side, which would have been considerably more. 

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