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Repair question re: F430 coves

Back from a great highway drive up the coast in Southern Cailfornia I discovered a chip in one of my coves obviously from a stone. The cove is stock gray on my 2008 f430 spider. Is there a kit out there that can match the paint and at least make it presentable instead of looking at a white gash on a otherwise flawless cove? Appreciate any help.
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-10-2012, 06:31 PM
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Looking for the same here...
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I got the paint code but had trouble finding it. Noticed that ducati 7575 matte black used the same paint code. Ordered some off color rite. Just got it, well let you know how it works.
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FourThreeOh.....did it work?
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Is the color you guys are looking for the same as the satin black trim on the bottom? If so this is what one of the good shops, Bradan, uses after numerous experiments.
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Where you able to get it touched up?
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Is the color you guys are looking for the same as the satin black trim on the bottom? If so this is what one of the good shops, Bradan, uses after numerous experiments.
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FourThreeOh.....did it work?
Sorry, same subject was posted on the other site & I answered it there. Forgot it was posted here as well. Here is what I wrote :

Seems to be a good match. Here is a pic of a Ducati part - Looks very similar to the coves and the diffuser color, no?

And here are a couple of test shots against my rear diffuser. Think it will match up well for any touch ups needed.

The code for the paint is PPG 248514. I couldn't find any touch up kits for this paint code and ordered the Ducati Matte Black from Color Rite since you can get whatever you want that way - Paint pen, aerosol can, etc.

Sorry, I have not actually applied the paint as I don't have anything to touch up at the moment.
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Maybe I didn't describe this right. I own a black f430 and the 2 air intake areas under the nose of the car on each side are gray. That is where the chip is. I thought they were called "coves". I assumed they were stock color on a black car.
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Yes, I understand. The rear diffuser is the same color as well as the Ducati part I posted.
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I wasn't sure they were the same color so.....I'm going to check it out tomorrow and get back to you. They look different in the light. Thanks for helping me out!
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I wasn't sure they were the same color so.....I'm going to check it out tomorrow and get back to you. They look different in the light. Thanks for helping me out!
No problem. Yep, front coves and back difusser are same matte gray/black color.
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Sorry, same subject was posted on the other site & I answered it there. Forgot it was posted here as well. Here is what I wrote :

Seems to be a good match. Here is a pic of a Ducati part - Looks very similar to the coves and the diffuser color, no?

And here are a couple of test shots against my rear diffuser. Think it will match up well for any touch ups needed.

The code for the paint is PPG 248514. I couldn't find any touch up kits for this paint code and ordered the Ducati Matte Black from Color Rite since you can get whatever you want that way - Paint pen, aerosol can, etc.

Sorry, I have not actually applied the paint as I don't have anything to touch up at the moment.
Just an update - This was not a good match. Came out too black.
Went to autozone and bought a few different types of rattle cans and found one that came out very well. Will take pictures next weekend.

I needed to touch up about a 6 inch scrape on one of the fins, so I needed a good match.
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