Best Paint Choice to Match Factory Black?

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  1. MRP78

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    I have a 1987 GN with original paint that I would like to do some touch up on. I had a body shop do some minor work a few years back and it looks brown under certain lights. I would like to fix this.

    What is the best choice of paint for a correct black that is as close to original as possible to do some touch ups?
     
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    I have wondered about this also and am facing a similar problem. Original paint that needs some light repair work thanks to some kids that decided to throw eggs at the car.
    I know many people will say black is black but I have a hard time believing this when I can see slight differences when comparing other cars. Would be good to hear from anyone else that had experience with getting a small area done and matched to original paint.
     
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    Automotivetouchup.com has the black that matches our paint code. They sell it in different sizes.

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    Many places sell paint that matches the paint code. The problem is the paint may not match the car because of the type of tints that are used in a particular brand of paint despite the code. I was more or less looking for a brand of paint that someone knows is a close match to original without looking too far off such as being too brown, green, blue or some other off color hue.
     
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    Well, I bought some and will be using it soon so I'll let you know how well it matches. I'm only doing some minor touch up though.

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    PPG would be their black mixing toner with nothing else. It would be in solvent form either dbu 9700 or dbc 9700 paint. That is toner dmd664 or dmd1683
     
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    Could be on the right track. Is the PPG pure black? Anyone know what paint product or manufacturer GM used as a supplier for their paint in 1987?
     
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    Many body shops have a camera that will spec the paint to match. I don't know anything about body work but is that worth a try?

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