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    Quote Originally Posted by mturner2003 View Post
    I would say I was able to get about 99% of the paint removed. The green and tan have a slightly darker tone than the other side but it looks a world better than what it looked like before.

    During the final stages of wiping it down I ended up finding a few spots that had been touched up once before.

    From what I’ve read, Rapco makes the best matching touch up, yes? Slight sanding prep, spray and then after dried, spray with WD40 to “flatten it out” to match the old sun beaten CARC?
    Spraying WD-40 on paint is beyond dumb....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hndrsonj View Post
    Spraying WD-40 on paint is beyond dumb....
    Wow. Was that necessary? If you are going to criticize, at least provide some reasoning. Everyone has their own opinion but without reasoning or facts you’re just another troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98G View Post
    If he's concerned about color matching.... at this point the best thing to do would be to just prep and shoot the entire truck. (House paint over the more or less intact CARC).

    Even if he manages to do a partial paint job to match the rest of the faded CARC now, in 6 months it'll no longer match due to unequal rates of fading.
    Guys, lol. Iím just trying to fix the one panel. There is absolutely no need to paint the entire vehicle. The paint is excellent.

    From all the research I have found on this site, if you use Rapco paint, once it dries spray wd40 on it and let it sit until it soaks and the flatness will match.

    But if armytankguyís paint is the way to go, Iíll give it a try.

    At the end of the day if the flatness doesnít match completely, Iím not too concerned. I just want the correct color. After all, it is a military surplus vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mturner2003 View Post
    Wow. Was that necessary? If you are going to criticize, at least provide some reasoning. Everyone has their own opinion but without reasoning or facts youíre just another troll.
    It is a solvent; if you ever plan on doing any kind of a quality paint job after you spray anything like that on paint you will have massive issues getting another good paint job without fish-eyes ETC.

    Also, if using RAPCO, park it outside for a month or so and it will "flatten out" naturally.
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    I've used Rapco a lot on different pieces of equipment. After about one month, there is no way to tell the Rapco 383 from CARC.
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    I tried the Rapco 383 and didn't like it. The Aervoe 383, however was a perfect match to the original CARC from 2001. Even after 9 months outside the Rapco is still overly bold to match the CARC.

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    Thanks for your input. I havenít gotten around to purchasing any paint yet but this will definitely be a consideration.

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    To be fair, the Rapco 383 brown was a good match. Since you're trying to match existing paint maybe a sampling of brands would be good to experiment with.

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    This is a better picture
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    Ahh. Gotcha. I can see the difference. Itís definitely not enough of a difference for me to be worried about it. Appreciate your follow up! I still havenít painted the panel yet, lol. I took it off for the summer time. 😎

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