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I want to tidy up my red 156. In particular I want to remove some rust spots on the front edge of the roof and repaint them. I've used aerosol paint previously on old cars many years ago and never managed to get a good result. Typically the paint doesn't blend with the existing paint and looks matt and / or orange peely. Is there a technique for getting a good result or is it better to use a small brush and only paint directly onto the area that needs paint?
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Don't use a brush, no good will come out of it.... Do the base well (sand the rust and use a filler).

The paint blending is up to maching the color well... the alfa rosso fades over time, so a new paint from a can will mostly not directly match the original color. the matt issue is mostly fixed by polishing the painted area... Orange peel iirc is caused by too much paint in one layer or layer not dry enough when applying another layer (but his is not a fact, I just remember someone saying it to me).

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Good advice above

I had a couple of cans made up for me by using a colour match chart - it's basically a range of tones within the 130 colour & I chose the closest with advice from the paint guy
 
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Thanks for the comments. I didn't realise it was possible to get cans made up with a matched colour. That sounds like a very good plan.
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You'll get better results if you warm the paint before spraying - stand the can in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
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