touch up paint for bottom gray - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

Notices
RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) Discussion topics related to the 1999 -2003 RX300 models
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

touch up paint for bottom gray

Old 03-06-08, 12:05 PM
  #1  
zombie
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
zombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SugarLand,Texas
Posts: 487
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default touch up paint for bottom gray

i have way to much scratches and dings on the buttom gray part of my 99 rx300 and i was wondering if anyone know whats the color name or code of it. i went to autozone yesturday, but they didnt have it on their computer and i dont feel like going to the dealership. thanks!!!
zombie is offline  
Old 03-06-08, 02:17 PM
  #2  
bob2200
Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

If you just want a touch-up stick, your Lexus dealer is probably the best place. The cost is reasonable enough to probably cancel out any postage costs compared to mail-order. If you're planning to order some other Lexus items, have the discount mail-order Lexus dealer include the touch-up stick (i.e., tube).

For a larger quantity, any auto paint store should be able to custom-mix you up a quart from the paint codes (on the door-jam?).

What color is your RX? I have the paint codes for my pearl/white and gray RX300. I get a great color-match on the gray, but I haven't been able to get a good match (with a brush) on the 3-stage pearl/white
bob2200 is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 12:13 AM
  #3  
zombie
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
zombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SugarLand,Texas
Posts: 487
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

its black on top. where did you get your gray from?
the guy from autozone came out to my car and we tried to find the color code sticker on every door jam and around the hood, but no luck.
zombie is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 04:11 AM
  #4  
bloo1987
Lead Lap
 
bloo1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California
Posts: 473
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

there is no color code for the bottom half. you have to tell them the color code for top half cause the bottom half comes colored with the top half.

so if i have silver for top then the bottom has to be gray. i just bought touch up paint for the bottom half last week. i asked them dont you need to get the code. they said no its in the computer its preset with the color on top.
bloo1987 is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 06:23 AM
  #5  
Lil4X
Out of Warranty
 
Lil4X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Houston, Republic of Texas
Posts: 14,569
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

You might check with Dr. ColorChip (http://drcolorchip.com/) for a matching color. They can provide a dead-on match from your color code listed on your door frame. Drop them an e-mail for more specific information on your trim color, but I'm sure they can match it.

I have used (am using) their product on my Savannah RX330 and the results are pretty amazing. Yes, the chips are still there, but the color match is so good that they are undetectable from a few feet away. It takes more than one application, and each coat produces better results than the last. You have to let each coat dry thoroughly for best results, and when the weather warms up this spring I intend to apply a couple more coats. The process works best on dark colors, so my light tan metallic is probably the worst-case application - still I'm happy with the results.
Lil4X is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 07:22 AM
  #6  
KeepDaBeat
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: IA
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Have you considered just repainting the bottom half the same color as the top? It would look way cleaner than that ugly two-tone.
KeepDaBeat is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 08:22 AM
  #7  
Lexmex
Super Moderator
 
Lexmex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 16,779
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by KeepDaBeat View Post
Have you considered just repainting the bottom half the same color as the top? It would look way cleaner than that ugly two-tone.
Just do it.
Lexmex is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 10:28 AM
  #8  
bob2200
Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lil4X View Post
You might check with Dr. ColorChip (http://drcolorchip.com/) for a matching color.
That's a great site. They describe how to find the trim paint code on a Lexus, and even address the 3-stage pearl-white Lexus color matching problem!
bob2200 is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 10:40 AM
  #9  
lexus114
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bethlehem Twsp. Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,507
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Dont you have to use a paint additive on that plastic stuff.to keep the paint pliable?(i mean if you paint the whole thing)
lexus114 is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 12:07 PM
  #10  
KiPod
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (31)
 
KiPod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Around Our Nation's Capital
Posts: 1,354
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I didnt bother to check the link but, the code is UA31. The Lexus PN for touch up is 00258-00C05-21.
KiPod is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 12:12 PM
  #11  
Lexmex
Super Moderator
 
Lexmex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 16,779
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by lexus114 View Post
Dont you have to use a paint additive on that plastic stuff.to keep the paint pliable?(i mean if you paint the whole thing)
I want to before I leave, paint my bumpers one more time and I wanted to show everyone how my uncle does the painting. I planned to remove those dinky side marker lights on the front and the rear and then smoothen out the bumpers so they were more like that of the Harrier or Euro RX300s.

You do need a grayish-greenish primer first before painting.
Lexmex is offline  
Old 03-07-08, 10:01 PM
  #12  
zombie
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
zombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SugarLand,Texas
Posts: 487
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by KiPod View Post
I didnt bother to check the link but, the code is UA31. The Lexus PN for touch up is 00258-00C05-21.
thank you!!!
zombie is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: touch up paint for bottom gray


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: