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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 AM
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Color match

Hey guys, I hope someone can help me out with this. I have seen one other guy ask a similar question but mine is a little different. My 2011 King Ranch is Tuxedo black with the Pale adobe fender flares, bumpers and lower trim. I know what paint code for the main color (the Tuxedo black) and the trim color (the pale adobe). However, the plastic trim on the truck...the bumper cover, the trim on the bed rails and the running boards are a darker tone than the painted parts. I have been trying to figure out how to match that color but am having no luck finding out what the color is.

Can any one help?

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arent the pieces you stated just regular black plastic?
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arent the pieces you stated just regular black plastic?
Maybe on other trucks but not on a King Ranch...they are tan...just a few shades darker than the Pale Adobe paint of the lower trim.

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i dont believe those pieces are painted, more a colored plastic. that way when they get scratched it doesnt really show, hence why its in the general "wear" areas.
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Here are some pictures to show what I am talking about.

Here is a shot of the back bumper...notice how the top plastic cover is a darker shade of tan than the painted portion of the bumper or the lower color of the truck..


Here is a shot of the running boards...they are also the same darker shade. All the plastic parts are this darker shade.


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yep thats not paint, thats the color of the plastic. it would be next to impossible to keep paint on those high-wear areas.

the bumper cover, flares, door handles, etc are actually painted and come black/primed originally.

PS- beautiful truck.
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i dont believe those pieces are painted, more a colored plastic. that way when they get scratched it doesnt really show, hence why its in the general "wear" areas.
Yes exactly but it is the color I am trying to match...I have a 1:10 scale model of my truck and am having the detail painting done now and need to know what that color is.

Here is a early picture of the model...it is more complete now so looks a bit better.


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ok. now we're getting somewhere. thats going to be hard to match perfectly to youre truck but you can get a paint store to mix you that pale adobe color and add some white and black to it to make it have more or a "grey" contrast.

at our body shop we have a vinyl resin we use for painting like "work truck" bumpers that are painted. they make it in different gloss finishes and most any automotive paint shop has it. thatll be pretty dam close to matching the gloss to that plastic.
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you could also just use the basecoat pale adobe (dont clear it). wont be quite as durable as the vinyl i mentioned but would be easier and it would keep for touch-ups later whereas the vinyl is activated with that resin and will get hard.
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ok. now we're getting somewhere. thats going to be hard to match perfectly to youre truck but you can get a paint store to mix you that pale adobe color and add some white and black to it to make it have more or a "grey" contrast.

at our body shop we have a vinyl resin we use for painting like "work truck" bumpers that are painted. they make it in different gloss finishes and most any automotive paint shop has it. thatll be pretty dam close to matching the gloss to that plastic.
Thanks, I will pass this along, to the guy doing the paint work for me, and maybe he will know about that stuff.
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