Forcing Vinyl Siding to Color Fade
Hello. I had some HVAC work done on my house, and they had to remove one of the electrical disconnect boxes on the side of the house.
The vinyl siding under the box is a lot darker than the rest of the vinyl siding around it. I had no idea the siding had faded so much after 15 years in the sun. It has gone from a grey-clay to a grey-white. You can actually see the dark spot from the street.
I considered replacing that section, but I know that I won't be able to color match. I thought about taking siding from the back of the house, but the back doesn't get any sun, so it too would be darker than the side.
I am trying to figure out how I can force that spot to become lighter, so it matches the sun fade of the rest of the siding.
Any ideas how to force vinyl siding to fade? Can I use sand paper? Can I use bleach? Should I just try to paint the dark spot?