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    50 Custom PC's in 10 Years! TheGreatSatan's Avatar
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    Default Really Weird Paint problem

    I bought two of the exact cans of spray paint. I did a whole case in it and ran out.



    Then I switched to the other can for the top



    When it dried it came out darker!



    You can see that the tops are the same, but the nozzle color is different



    Ever see this before?
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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    Definitely not the same paint. Misfill at the factory? I'd be pissed.
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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    I agree with TLH and I would be wanting my money back and/or a proper can.

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    I've never had that problem. That's crazy. I'd let the company know. They'll probably make it all better for you, except for the lost time, agony, and effort.

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    Your chromatic mismatch is a direct violation of the International Valspar Paint Corporation Color Guarantee ... where "Love Your Color" is more than just an advertising slogan!

    Same substrate material on your top and bottom pieces? Same surface primer and preparation? Shake your cans well? Has one gone bad from prolongued exposure to heat, light, air, or shelf-life? Just curious, although I personally think the light/dark trim thing is kinda pleasing, assuming it can be applied consistently and you don't need a (gulp!) third can of paint. Now you can linky this post in your official Valspar complaint lol.
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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    I've had the same problem with red Krylon Fusion, but one can was sitting for a year in my shed. That one was several shades darker.

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    Paint is made in batches at different factories. Most of the time (in theory) every batch from every factory should match the one before and after it. but in reality some times you get some variance. This is a bigger problem with the cheaper store brands then your Krylon or Rustoleum, etc. I try to buy cans with all the same production code (varies from brand to brand but look at the bottom of the can.) Most hardware stores will swap the "bad" can out for a new one. Take one of the originals with you and see if you can find a can that matches the production code. Or at least comes from the same factory.

    When you can buy a can or two more then you think you need (at least for a big project). (sounds like you tried to do this though).

    In the case you have showing you can go back over the lighter color with the darker to make the case match.

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    Whoa, CBB is back!!!! heh - gotta be a couple years since I saw you around!!

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    I agree with Crazy. I've painted cars for 30 years and major car companies don't have their act together enough to mix consistent batches of color either. I've run into some colors that had 15 or more different variant formulas. I believe someone mentioned blending for a uniform finish, with a little practice you can get uniform color or some cool effects by blending.

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    Default Re: Really Weird Paint problem

    I recall many troubling episodes in my ancient days, before I managed to escape the bondage of my evil screenprinting overlords. Precise colour-matching is a science, an art, and even with sheafs of "universal" indexing systems and reference materials, is sometimes impossible unless you simply mix it all together from a single batch. Unless you live in Tron world and only deal with digital stuff, of course.
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