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Com Paint Discussion

Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by chsekharbabu, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. RaviHegde

    RaviHegde Regolare

    14.62°N 74.85°E
    Grande Punto 1.4
    I had used Com-Paint in multiple locations on my exotica red Punto. As you have discovered color match is fairly good. But because they use bad quality spray nozzle, spray does not come out as even fine spray whatever circus you do. It ends up in a grainy finish. I have tried everything I read on the net to try and fix the problem. But I could not get a good finish after spending considerable time experimenting with it. One workaround that helped to some extent was spraying the clear coat on top of compaint which comes out fairly smooth. I believe clear coat viscosity is very different causing a fairly fine spray.

    It did not look that ugly when I finished the job. However, my happiness did not last too long. After a year or so I am seeing com-painted areas are slowly changing color. They are getting a slightly darker shade, as if com-paint has got sun tanned! I feel com-paint may work for white color or light shades. Definitely it will not work for exotica red kind of shades. I have not taken this problem too seriously because Fiat features like ride quality are keeping me very happy, helping me to ignore the externals for now. Also, I cannot afford a 10-15 thousand Rs. professional paint job when the EMI is running and the oil price continues to burn a hole in my pocket (my Punto is a PetPunto - Petrol I mean). I am planning to get a pfofessional paint job done next year after my EMI burden ends.
    Last edited: May 5, 2014
  2. Swaminathan Gopalan

    Swaminathan Gopalan Timido

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  3. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

    Faridabad, Haryana
    faridabad Haryana
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I have a tuscan wine punto- My bad luck i guess :sad1. I hace few scartches around the car, hairline kind but few though very thin but deep enough not to be resolved by rubbing and polishing. The bumper had some nasty ones. So i thought of trying com paint on the bumper. I felt bumper is o.k to experiment with even if things didn't turn out the way i wanted. And boy was i right. Hell Yeah.
    I got hold of a tuscan wine com-paint. Did all the cleaning and sanding and then fuinally came down to the spraying part. With newspaper and all in place i shook the can vigotoruly , sprayed a few bursts in air and then sprayed towards the scratch . My eye balls popped when blood red paint was sprayed from the so called Tuscan wine can. Blood red inagine. Liek bloody "sindhoor" or "Kumkum" as youy call it. I felt like a damn idiot. I thought it might need another burst after some time. So i waited and dis a spray after 3-4 minutes. Nothing . The "Sindhoor" only got dense but either Tuscan nor wine. I rubbed and polished after two days, but it doesnt do much. Its an eye sore. Maybe that compaint was not genuine or whatever else, but i ain't trying that again. Atleast not with atuscan wine. Taken for a ride. If anyone has had a better experienc ewith T.W compaint do share. Anyway bumper so i dont mind but it was bad.

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