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Is it possible to order honda factory paint by the pint or even quart? I know you can easily get those little touch ups but I'm looking to actually paint a couple of items. If it IS possible, is there anywhere online to order or would I have to go to dealer or body shop? Thanks.

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Any body shop supplier should be able to mix you either a pint or a quart with the paint code from your car. The paint will be a two stage: base coat clear coat type paint like Dupont or PPG. These suppliers usually have shake a can clear coat available also rather than buying a gallon of clear, reducer, and activator. In the central Ohio area there are several Dupont and PPG dealers where I live. I am sure there are quite a few in most areas of Kentucky also, check the local yellow pages under body shop suppliers or automoblie body shop supplies.

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eemichael83... might want to get a pro' body-shop/paint-vendor to properly blend the paint for you in-person, based on their expertise/experience & equipment to make your paint so it'll properly match the surrounding parts/areas. In ~4yrs, paint-fade/dulling/changes do occur on original paint (obviously more-or-less depending on overall usage/exposure). Just ordering paint from the color-code might not match 100%, hence why blending in-person is generally preferable.
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Is it possible to order honda factory paint by the pint or even quart? I know you can easily get those little touch ups but I'm looking to actually paint a couple of items. If it IS possible, is there anywhere online to order or would I have to go to dealer or body shop? Thanks.
Depends on what your trying to paint but you can actually get the paint in a spray can

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Thanks for the response guys... any idea on what a pint or a quart might cost? I was going to possibly use this for a few things... the brake calipers, the splash guards, and also I might do a retro and paint the area of the headlight where most people would paint black, the deep green pearl that matches my car instead.
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Thanks for the response guys... any idea on what a pint or a quart might cost? I was going to possibly use this for a few things... the brake calipers, the splash guards, and also I might do a retro and paint the area of the headlight where most people would paint black, the deep green pearl that matches my car instead.
In that case, you can just order from online a color-code matched spray-can (FWIRC, ~$25 +$10 s/h for 12oz can). For OEM-accessory splash-guards (only paint the exterior) & OEM headlight shrouds/bezels, (1) 12oz spray-can would be sufficient (I did my splash-guards & have barely used 1/3 the can... remember, 2-3 very light coats!). Don't forget about SEM-additive adhesion promoter primer for plastic-parts ($5-$6), and a clear-coat ($5-$6) for durability/longevity. . .

You don't need a pint/quart unless you have your own high-pressure paint-spray equipment (air-compressor, spray-gun, nozzles, etc'). Besides, (1) pint is 16oz of actual paint & it'd cost ~$75+ & (1) quart is 32oz of actual paint & it's cost ~$125+. Those are quantities used to paint entire body panels & then some. . .

Also, you can't use body-paint on brake-calipers. You need high-temp' engine paint or caliper paint or bbq-grill paint.

There are numerous online OEM paint vendors, one that I've used is . Use the search as there are a handful other ones people have used. If you want to save ~$10+ in s/h, just get it in-person from a paint-supply shop. . .

Reference: Deep Green Pearl Metallic Clearcoat (G-516P)
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In that case, you can just order from online a color-code matched spray-can (FWIRC, ~$25 +$10 s/h for 12oz can). For OEM-accessory splash-guards (only paint the exterior) & OEM headlight shrouds/bezels, (1) 12oz spray-can would be sufficient (I did my splash-guards & have barely used 1/3 the can... remember, 2-3 very light coats!). Don't forget about SEM-additive adhesion promoter primer for plastic-parts ($5-$6), and a clear-coat ($5-$6) for durability/longevity. . .

You don't need a pint/quart unless you have your own high-pressure paint-spray equipment (air-compressor, spray-gun, nozzles, etc'). Besides, (1) pint is 16oz of actual paint & it'd cost ~$75+ & (1) quart is 32oz of actual paint & it's cost ~$125+. Those are quantities used to paint entire body panels & then some. . .

Also, you can't use body-paint on brake-calipers. You need high-temp' engine paint or caliper paint or bbq-grill paint.

There are numerous online OEM paint vendors, one that I've used is . Use the search as there are a handful other ones people have used. If you want to save ~$10+ in s/h, just get it in-person from a paint-supply shop. . .

Reference: Deep Green Pearl Metallic Clearcoat (G-516P)
Thanks for the help and suggestions... I have come across and was wondering if you or anyone has had any eperiences with them? The reason why I was looking at them is because in their FAQ it says their paint has a relatively high temperature tolerance and can be used on brake calipers. Its about $18 for the 2oz bottle, I figured that would be plenty for painting the calipers and I'd still have a little left over for a couple of scratches and chips in the body. I think I might pass on the splash guards though mainly because their are already a few black plastic pieces that span the length of the car anyway along with a couple of other black accents and with the darker paint color I already have, the splash guards don't really stand out anyway.
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Thanks for the help and suggestions... I have come across and was wondering if you or anyone has had any eperiences with them?
That's a very good site in terms of information provided, while I've no direct exprience, I would feel comfortable ordering from them based on the knowledge they demonstrated throughout the website.

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I have come across and was wondering if you or anyone has had any eperiences with them? The reason why I was looking at them is because in their FAQ it says their paint has a relatively high temperature tolerance and can be used on brake calipers. Its about $18 for the 2oz bottle, I figured that would be plenty for painting the calipers and I'd still have a little left over for a couple of scratches and chips in the body...
Quite interesting they make such a statement! Obviously they know more of their formulation than I do. Worth a shot if you want precise color-match for the calipers, instead of a near-match using over-the-counter high temp' engine/caliper paint!

Generally, it's not the paint that fails on high-temp' applications (ie. peel/flake off). It's the hue-inducing particles (ie. mica, pearl/'metal' flecks, etc') that change physically over-time due to the heat/conditions. This then causes overall discoloration/degradation of the finish (look muddy/cloudy/hazy or brown). Just as short-instances of high-demand braking (ie. track/road-course) can cause caliper finishes to change, regular braking over time can do as well (due to the paint-components to physically/chemically change). High-temp' paints have ceramic or similar components, which aren't present in conventional acrylic/enamel paints meant for appearance. Short-term temperature tolerance is one, durability is another!

As paint/refinishing brake-calipers/brackets is such a messy & time consuming D.I.Y. project (though simple), I always tell everyone to do it right the first-time (in terms of cleaning/surface-prep'/correct-paint/etc').

Also, I believe ~2oz' will be well on the short-end in terms of quantity needed for the application. After-market caliper-paint kits are at least ~4oz', and usually very little (if any) is left-over following proper application (at least 2 liberal coats for OEM/stock 4-brake calipers/brackets).

Peruse online & look for G2 brake-caliper paint kits (also VHT & drum/brake paints), as well as other after-market paint kits. Compare their green color offerings. Even if it's not an ideal match, you can blend it by adding gray/white high-temp' paint (titrate in small quantities) to lighten or dark-green/blue to darken (such cans are ~5'ish). Also, adding a high-quality/durable clear-coat lightens/accentuates the finish. Just food-for-thought. . .

G'luck!
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