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11-06-2006, 02:08 PM
Can anyone tell me how to blend a repair area base/clear.
I have a hood that has a dent that I pulled out, filled with filler. Now I need to paint that area and try to blend it in.
Also have a fresh b/c paint job with a couple of areas that are chipped from dropping bolts onto painted area.
Any help appreciated!

11-06-2006, 04:35 PM
The usual process is to feather the paint around the repair, prime, block sand, spray color over the repair then spray each additional coat should be extended over a slightly larger area until the repair has been covered adequately. Once the repair is covered you should over reduce most single part base coats colors then extend the area one or two more times to blend the new color into the old color. After the base has flashed (dried slightly) you should apply clear over the entire panel.

Needless to say the entire panel needs to be scuffed and cleaned prior to spraying. I usually sand the primer and the area to be based coated using 600 grit wet and sand the rest of the panel using between 1000 and 1500 grit.

This technique is shown on the Spray Painting 101 Video (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=4VDO) linked below.

Spray Painting 101 Video Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=4VDO)