It may be very difficult. However, a high-quality facility will take the steps necessary to ensure your satisfaction with the match.
The following is a brief description of how paint-matching works.
Your vehicle carries a paint code, printed on a label frequently located under the hood of your car. This code specifically identifies your car’s color and is used by the repair shop to determine which paint-mixing formula should be used.
This works fine if your vehicle is precisely the color specified by the paint code. However, in the actual vehicle production, there are often slight variations.
If your vehicle is not the exact color specified by the factory, the first step in paint matching is “tinting” or varying the amount of the components in the formula. Sometimes, a perfect match cannot be obtained by tinting alone. In these cases, blending techniques are used. The last little bit of variance is made invisible by painting portions of the vehicle adjacent to the repaired areas so that the color changes are unnoticeable.
This can make the difference between a very good match and an invisible repair.
Proper paint-matching techniques require a high level of skill and sometimes a great deal of patience. All our technicians are trained and certified by the paint manufacturers.
Be sure you select a repair facility that will take the time to produce a match in the perfect range and will not be satisfied with merely good results.