Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: Vauxhall Astra Turbo Diesel. Combo Turbo Diesel. Rover 825 V6 Coupe. Merlin Titanium Mountain Bike.
I've had paint from Auto Paints Halfords and others that have all been total failures when matching colours. With Halfords the off the shelf and specially prepared stuff was so way way out. Halford refused to refund the mixed paint as they are all made to order, but asked for Manager and Manager soon refunded when I opened the tin, as although it was made to the correct code it was blindingly obvious that paint was too far out.
Chipsaway in Salford completely balls up 1 car too. They spent more time screwing the balls off the car driving it around the local streets trying to dry the paint off than they did mixing the colour and painting the car. Had to find a local coachbuilder to sort that one out.
I've pretty much stayed with the xpart and Rimmers Original paints on all cars since. Might cost a little more but found it's always been worth it.