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Old 04-10-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Paint questions

id google to find info, but i have no idea where to really start looking, so maybe you guys can help me out here

im looking to paint the top half of my turbo coupe, since the paint on the sides is still great, other than a few blemishes that it need to fix

my main question is, how do i blend sections of fresh paint to the old paint? do i spray the section, sand it all smooth with the old paint, then clearcoat the entire panel, or do i spray the paint, and clear, then blend it?

whats the process of blending the paints together?
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you have to wet sand the entire car and then just paint the areas were paint is needed, then blend the paint if its on the same body panel (say top off fender painted ut middle ist thats where you blend. then clear coat the entire car. that will make the whole car beutiful, if you just clear the section you had just painted on a car that old you willl easily be able to tell a difference.
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Yeh, the only problem with spot painting on an older car is the paint fade. My roommate painted the top of a hunter green eclipse he bought to sell, and somehow matched it perfect. I guess it's a matter of trial and error, might just be easier to just paint the whole car. Might take less time.
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but he says the bottom half is perfect, so there should not be a problem.
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but he says the bottom half is perfect, so there should not be a problem.
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just paint the whole car its alot better that way.
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are you talking like bottom half as in..below the body molding? if so then it might not be to bad since the molding is seperating the new/old paint
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just paint the whole car its alot better that way.
basecoat usually is not the problem, thats why spot painting is so effective because you only replace the clear coat which is what ussually ****s up.
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just under the doors is where id like to cut it in

i decided, if/when i can go through with this, ill do the whole car, theres enough small flaws throughout the car to piss me off
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