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    Default Matte Finish - removing nibs

    I am spraying a few panels matte black and saw a few dust nibs in them that I need to remove. Whats the best option without buffing it to a gloss?

    I am using chromabase 99k base coat and 5 star flat finish clear coat.

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    The problem is that anything you do to remove the nibs will change the characteristics of the flat color. I would probably use a fine nib file to level the surface then block sand lightly and repaint.


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    Thats what I want to try and avoid. I have sprayed matte finishes before without any issues but this one had a few nibs I want to eliminate. I might try and hit them with the airbrush for touchup if I have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over TWO Customs View Post
    Thats what I want to try and avoid. I have sprayed matte finishes before without any issues but this one had a few nibs I want to eliminate. I might try and hit them with the airbrush for touchup if I have to.
    Let us know how that works for you.

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    You may want to try a 4000 abralon disk, made by Mirka.
    They leave a real low luster finish.
    But it'll probably still look different

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCCLARK View Post
    You may want to try a 4000 abralon disk, made by Mirka.
    They leave a real low luster finish.
    But it'll probably still look different
    It's been my experience that once you apply paint that has been flattened it cannot be adjusted without repainting the entire panel and unless the new paint is mixed and applied in exactly the same manor it won't match.

    I did a lower door bottom on a Mercedes that was silver with a flat clear on top and it had a small scratch in the paint and I ended up spraying the entire lower side of the car to make it look right. Flattened paint can be very difficult to spot repair perfectly.

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    Absolutely right. If it's flattened you have no ability to adjust sheen on a spot repair.

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