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been bugging me for while which paint match on new bumper been different, is this normal with possible paint changing over years, the guy who painted it used registration number at paint supplier, maybe needs to go somewhere else, front front when light shines on it looks very similar

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Someone will clarify soon, but I'm pretty sure there's a paint code somewhere rather than using the registration, as has proved in your case it's not always good enough. I would insist on the correct colour as they have quite clearly used the wrong shade of blue from those pics, albeit not deliberately, still not acceptable really.

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paint codes are only half the issue in the factory there are many variations of one paint code its not always identical then you have weathering a proper paint match requires the code then the mixer will use swatches of painted metal against the car to determine the exact colour you now have and mix accordingly so its the correct paint code but weathering and she wasn't taken into account

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It is hard to answer as the camera may make it look worse than it is in real life. It does look from your photo to be quite a shade or two out, however bumpers often have a slight colour mismatch from the car, not really sure why but if you look carefully enough there is a very small variation.

It is easy for people to say it clearly looks the wrong shade in your picture because everyone's Monitor/Tablet/Phone etc displays the colours differently, so to some people it may look a lot worse than it actually is.

Plus with a new painted section in this case the bumper painting to shut lines will show a colour mismatch a lot more, the correct way to paint would be to blend it into the wings to avoid hard lines of colour mismatch.

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i never got bumper buffed with compound polish maybe that may help or get car buffed up or detailed maybe over year paint changes like red cars, obviously they worse than others 

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front of new bumper at this angle looks ok even the zetec s standard bumper look slightly different to front fender like other picture on thread

 

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My standard zetec s bumper is slightly different to bodywork in certain lights same colour car as yours and every one I've seen on road is like it but yours does look a little more off colour than others I've seen 

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Those extra pictures make it look a lot less worse than it looked before, so yes it is likely because of the age of the paint on the car and the fact it been painted to a hard edge shut line rather than being blended into the wing. Again as I said before plastic bumpers always have a slight variation to the metal panels even when new.

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