Opinions please paint damage- Sick


New Member
Dec 6, 2022
I really appreciate the advice. No one local that I would trust to paint. The car was a factory metallic orange but probably not exactly correct. It really is bright our in light and dark in the garage. I would possibly deliver to to right shop to make sure it’s done right. Thanks so much
Picture of day it delivered


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3rd times a charm
Jul 18, 2013
Bought a 1973 Z28 2 months ago. Had it delivered and absolutely happy with the car. But 3 weeks in have not driven due to nasty weather. A friend of my sons stops by to check it out opens the passenger side door and falls against it slamming it into the hvac room door. He didn’t even acknowledge doing it and walks out of my garage gets in his truck and leaves. I saw it happen form outside the garage door and prayed for no damage. I walked in the garage and he had defiantly screwed up the paint on my door. I could of thrown up. I shut the door and went in the house. Still Sick!
Asking for any ideas or good paint shops to fix Please Southern Ohio
unfortunately, by edge and looks like the character line is distorted. That i believe is a metallic color. i could stand corrected, for good match would require both panels set up for spray op. he probably would not have made it out of my driveway. Would require repair of panel, paint time and, remember they have to figure out what system on car currently. i would venture to say not factory lacquer.


3rd times a charm
Jul 18, 2013
blowing into 1/4 is not a lite task to pull off. i would definitely think about the spray outs for correct match (should be multiple choices). is that 96 or 60 color code.

Green hornet

Veteran Member
Oct 11, 2015
North Bay, CA
This is so sad, the lack of respect for personal property that people have. And it is now going to cost you a lot of money to have repaired properly. hope this works out.


Veteran Member
Nov 4, 2022
Contra Costa County
After more thought you shouldn't have to pay a dime out of your pocket. Yes as others mentioned it's time for individuals to take responsibility for their actions. You know this friend of your son that drove off in his truck. He drives and has a vehicle, must have a job for that, or has parents that have a front door I'd be knocking on!


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Lifetime Gold Member
Sep 15, 1999
Ontario, Canada
I’d be pissed. No respect. Hand the little clumsy F’ker the bill and a course on how to walk properly. Geez.

I would get paint mixed in a rattle can from Napa, spray several coats, sand and wax it. If it’s cleared then you could clear it but since it’s a small area you could skip it or it could get ugly. IMO if you start blending panels that could turn into a sh!t show and not look right.
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Veteran Member
Sep 24, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pa.
To do it right, that will be expensive. One thing to consider is metamerism, commonly known as a "bad flop". This is when the color looks good, but the metallic orients differently due to conditions. And there are many. Even if you do spray-outs, you can still get a bad flop, (it's where one panel looks lighter than the adjacent one from one direction, darker from another direction) since you are painting the very end of a panel that's right next to the quarter. The only way I would do that is to blend the quarter. That involves clearing the door, roof and both quarters. Make sure all the trim is removed on the door, roof (window reveal moldings) and on the quarter, if it has the LT trim and spoiler ends, and the side marker. Trunk lid should be removed so they don't screw up the jamb. I say blend the quarter to eliminate any chance of the repair being detectable. I'd discuss it with the kid's dad and tell him what happened. By all rights, this shouldn't cost you a dime.