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    I have an 03 Oyster Vectra and it's condition is quite remarkable. The whole car is original and there is barely a visible scratch on it apart from the offside wing where the previous owner slid in the snow and it has a crease at the front that will not smart repair.

    I don't want to go down the route of getting it painted, as I'm sure it's going to stand out like a sore thumb, so I am looking to find an original wing in the same colour to swap over.

    Does anyone know how close the colour match is likely to be?

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    Theres is pretty much no chance tbh buddy,i would get it to a good bodyshop to be repaired,it should be done to such a standard that its not visable...other wise its a ****e job....trust me,im a spray painter,lol.
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    Oh right!

    Thanks.

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    what if the panel came from a car of the same year, would there be much difference then...

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    I have panels on my car off a different car, same year and same colour code and they look fine to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMelon View Post
    I have panels on my car off a different car, same year and same colour code and they look fine to be honest
    Thats what i was thinking as i need 2 front wings and a bonnet, could get them sprayed but the paint wont be as hard as factory apparently...

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    Yeah repairs dont even come close to quality and durability. I've had loads of repairs done in the past.

    I'm going to give the used panel a go if I can find one thats good enough to go on.

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    fingers crossed for you Symon...

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