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post #41 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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I think I made some progress


after googleing around, the color on the roof rails, hood grills, and mirrors on the TH is called an "accent" color (very important terminology)


I went to the body shop and we looked at hundreds of paint colors to match to the passenger door mirror. We narrowed it down to KAJ. The body paint guy suggested I paint both mirror caps just to be sure any mismatch would not be noticeable. good suggestion.


Just for grins I go back to the parts department to see if Chrysler sells touch up spray paint in the KAJ color.....no luck. But this time there was 2 different guys there and I explained my plight....
One guy said he was up for the challenge. He does the usual search and comes up with "white" . I carefully explain the roof rails, hood grill and mirror "accent" color is a grey. He says OK, let me call the "specifiers". He repeats my hood-grill-mirror-accent description and 15 minutes later comes back with:
XS9 Dark Neutral Metallic Satin Grey


so yesterday I installed the new mirror (thanks to instructions in another thread) and today I drop off both mirror caps to be painted XS9
(crossing my fingers)


persistence......
it kind of reminds me of when you call Dish Network and get someone overseas who has no clue what they are doing, just hang up, call back, and the next person performs the task in a minute or 2.....
I will now use that strategy at the Chrysler parts desk....
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post #42 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 10:18 PM
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Wow, congrats on your persistence paying off!

Will they be able to duplicate the "Orange Peel" or was that just a shithead statement from the other guy?
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post #43 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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don't know yet, I pick them up today


then head to Colorado soon!


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Wow, congrats on your persistence paying off!

Will they be able to duplicate the "Orange Peel" or was that just a shithead statement from the other guy?

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Black Hood Decal
MFG build date 10/13
Black Keys all the way up on the stereo:
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post #44 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I can close the book o this one.....
mirror assembly ~$200
paint both mirrors ~$100
time spent ~10 hours...you don't want to know my hourly rate.....
parts department ~50%, William at Hill Kelly was the best!
paint dept ~100% they were great, Laura rocked!
Customer assist line ~ worthless
blind spot mirror ~$1


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3.2L
Leather Interior Group, Canyon Brown
Black Hood Decal
MFG build date 10/13
Black Keys all the way up on the stereo:
"Well my Next-Jeep, be nothin' like my Ex-Jeep"
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XS9 Dark Neutral Metallic Satin Grey
Very important information! Thanks!
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Glad to see you got it sorted. Too bad it was as difficult as it was.

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Very important information! Thanks!
Funny thing was.....when paint shop looked up that code, it was a 2000-2002 color. Well, it worked anyway!

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... XS9 Dark Neutral Metallic Satin Grey ...
Hey @Gator, pics look great but just wanted to check with you now that you've had your mirrors painted for a bit. How's the color match with the rest of the items like the roof rails and the Cherokee / Jeep / 4x4 badges?

Spot on match or close match?


Was thinking of picking up some touch-up paint to see what I can do with it but don't want to pay for something that doesn't match.

Thanks.

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It looks like an exact match.
I gave them the info, but you (I) never know what they do in the body shop.....
Here's a pic out the back window as we are traveling in Mississippi!
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It looks like an exact match.
I gave them the info, but you (I) never know what they do in the body shop.....
Here's a pic out the back window as we are traveling in Mississippi!

Cool, thanks man! I'm going to order some up to play with.

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