Originally Posted by swamp2
Isn't there still enough "day to day" variation in the paint that a perfect match would require feathering and re-clearing into the surrounding panels?
In general why can you get prepainted parts in EU? Is this common across many brands?
No. It really depends on how well you have been keeping your paint. Properly washed, waxed, cared for - and it will be a perfect match. I got pre-painted front and rear bumpers after 2.5 yrs ownership (Mystic Blue) and it was a perfect match.