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166 twinspark (1970cc) Rosso 130 repair Paint job

The near side of my car was damaged and the side and bumpers were repainted under an insurance claim.

The new paint does not mtch the existing colour (roof, bonnet other side) although I have been told by the garage that they used the correct paint Rosso 130. The new colur is a brightish red, the existing red is darker.

Could this difference be due to colour fade on existing paintwork or is it likely the garage used the wrong paint. The car was regestered in 2000.

Also when doing paint jobs under insurance claims would you expect the garage to match the existing colour even if faded with time

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Re: 166 twinspark (1970cc) Rosso 130 repair Paint job

Red paint is famuos for this. Its almost certain that your car will be suffering from 8 years of faded paint. And probably not uniform fading ethier.

Yes your garage should attempt to match the paint however with an old red car the only way to get a perfect match is to paint the whole thing.

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