To Color Match A Car

The color match process is creating a new color to match a desired color.  For example if you want a color to be like that of your car’s old paint, current paint, or a completely new shade.  The paint we create in the mixing room will be an exact match to your desired color.  We use a state of the art computer program, a Spectrum Meter, and the detailed eye of our paint technician to get your color just right.

The Art Of The Color Match

Color matching is an art and sometimes a difficult job.  Why do we say that?  Because, in most cases, only small areas or one panel of your vehicle needs to be painted.  And although, most cars have a manufacturer’s color code, the computer program does not take into account the natural fade of colors overtime.

Amateur paint shops simply use the color produced by the color code and computer.  When they complete the spot repairs your car will end up looking like a spotted animal instead of one seamless color.  So you can see why it’s an art form especially important when making spot repairs.

Color Matching A Custom Color

If your entire vehicle needs to be painted, color matching is not a problem.  Together we will create the custom color of your dreams.  You can choose a color you found in a magazine, in nature or from your imagination.  The possibilities are endless.

Whether your car needs a complete paint job or a touch up paint job we will prepare, prime, and seal all panels.  We inspect all repaired, primed panels for proper and complete body repair, and primer application.  This insures good adhesion of final top color coat, clear coat, and insures the paint will look like new on your vehicle after your auto body repair work.

The Paints Brands We Use

West Coast Body and Paint only uses quality water based paints in the market.  Check them out for more information, click on the link.

Sherwin Williams Ultra 9K (Premium)

Transtar No Mix

Do You Need To Color Match Your Car?

If you need to color match your car to an existing color or are thinking of a completely new color come by our Van Nuys shop, give us a call 818.785.2639 or email us  We serve the San Fernando and the Los Angeles areas.