The DuPont / PPG match would be identical in all three spectrum's. Tone, sheen and depth of tone. Only difference would be "the amount of colorant" used by the manufacturer due to base white being of different shade. Just 1/2 increment of umber, in the clear, will change the base coat color.livy said:Hello again Preacher. I need your advice. I just painted the spoiler with the PPG paint off the paint code in the car 423G and it's not even close to the car. It is much too yellow. But I only have the paint and not the clear coat. My question is will the clear coat change the paint color? It is so far off I don't see how this is possible. You mentioned in your post that some paint runs at GM were painted with Dupont paint, would the change in mfg make a difference with tint in the same paint code?
vfpreacher said:I'm not sure what is going on brother. Do you have a different PPG dealer you can go to ? I re-checked the codes and the info I gave is correct, according to the number you gave me. If not, take that quart back into him and have him match it to your car. Is it possible that your car has been repainted? These guys behind the counter are VERY fickle. They get bent out of shape if they perceive a comment as "second guessing" them.
Point being, he may know the right color for your car, and is just not giving it to you. I could be completely wrong in that statement. It doesn't sound like it though.
As I posted, my expertise is in the "residential, commercial and high performance coatings" side of PPG. Not the auto side.
I can look up codes and move prices around with no problem. I am far from being an expert on the auto side of paints. Go back to him and let him try to fix it.
Feel free to give him my phone number and name if he gives you grief.
Sorry I can't be more help on this brother. I really am.
You sound like a good guy. Ask him to match it. Then give him my number and I will try and get him to fix the price for you. Ultimately, until I can get a hold of the regional rep and set up the commercial account, it is up to him. He can say no, without recourse. It doesn't hurt to ask. Again sorry I have not been very helpful in the situation so far.
:agree: Mine was a pain. You HAVE to use the clear (with the MY tint mixed in).I believe in a previous thread you established your car color as Millennium Yellow. If that is for sure the case, then you will not get a color match anywhere close until you put the tinted clear coat on. Take it from someone who has experience with this!