i sprayed my splitty 2 years ago, it wasnt with a VW colour, it was a pale blue, i picked it from a RAL chart, it looks period and works well with the cream
i sprayed it on my drive under a portable garage, its a synthetic truck enamel ( chosen as it was s.posed to be hard wearing )
this weekend i spotted a little chip on the long side panel, not a issue, as i allways said with 2 young children, i didnt want it to be a pristine show van, more of a family camping van, BUT i have liked people commenting on such a nice van, so its now become i have moved to the " take pride in the van" camp
this morning i decided to get the tin of paint out, its been living on a shelf in the garage since the spray job
i put a few dabs on the spot with a childrens paint brush, it looked very light, so off to work i go, i have just got home and its still very light and stand out like a sore thumb
now i understand paint changes colour over time, buts its been SORN and locked in the garage for 18 months of the 2 years , other than that its been used for 1 week a month ago and last weekend, so hasnt been exposed to that much sunlight
my first thought was " the paint had changed colour due to the sun "
then i thought i might not have stirred the paint enough and it was slightly darker at the top of the tin ? ? ? ? ? ( i did stir it a fair bit , or so i thought ), which i could order a small tin of the same RAL colour
any idea's ? ? ? ? apart from " dont mess with the paint, just accept the odd stone chip "
so good folks, any advice