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    Removing the clear is a challenge, it's almost...

    Removing the clear is a challenge, it's almost easier just to remove everything and start from the metal. If possible you could just scuff the clear then apply your color and clear. If you use an...
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    Is that just missing paint? If so you can sand...

    Is that just missing paint? If so you can sand it to the metal then prime, block sand to level the surface then paint it.
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    You're probably not going to get a decent match...

    You're probably not going to get a decent match out of an aerosol can unless it's mixed specifically for that paint code and even then it's a crap shoot.
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    Base coats are normally less glossy and the gloss...

    Base coats are normally less glossy and the gloss comes with the clear coat application.

    Most paint manufacturers will have mixing instructions online and some paints are different than others so...
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    The grit of the sandpaper when sanding over an...

    The grit of the sandpaper when sanding over an old finish can depend on the paint you are applying on top. When spraying a metallic color we normally sand the existing finish with 600 or 800 grit...
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    Normally a filler primer is block sanded to level...

    Normally a filler primer is block sanded to level the surface but if your painting over an existing finish it usually just scuffed, cleaned and painted. Any orange peel that is transmitted from the...
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    Maybe it's my computer screen but I can't see the...

    Maybe it's my computer screen but I can't see the problem in the pictures you posted.
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    It's a metallic right? So I'd sand around and...

    It's a metallic right? So I'd sand around and over the primer with 400 then extend the sanding with 1500 where it will be blended and beyond where the clear (if any) will be blended. The blended...
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    There are a couple of things that can cause pin...

    There are a couple of things that can cause pin holes.

    1. Applying a solvent based top coat too heavily then the top dries before the solvent can escape and you get pin holes.

    2. A surface...
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    In our shop we would probably go with the 400 wet...

    In our shop we would probably go with the 400 wet on a block.
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    Body filler is only needed to level surface...

    Body filler is only needed to level surface irregularities, if you don't need to level it then primer is all that's needed. Sometimes rust can leave divots in the metal that you can fill with filler...
  12. If possible post a picture of the entire pull...

    If possible post a picture of the entire pull post.
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    We've found that removing any lose material then...

    We've found that removing any lose material then treating the rust with Picklex 20 then spraying two or three coats of Zero Rust works great and lasts a long time. If we want to make it bullet proof...
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    Axalta is DuPont and I'd say that it's about the...

    Axalta is DuPont and I'd say that it's about the same quality as PPG. However I haven't used it for awhile and I'd recommend experimenting a little before you make a big commitment to it.
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    If you're trying to get away without welding or...

    If you're trying to get away without welding or gluing you should grind down to the bare metal so that all of the holes are exposed then apply some foil tape like the method shown below THEN apply...
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    In order to make that repair properly you should...

    In order to make that repair properly you should remove the old body filler and cut out the rusted metal then weld in new metal before applying new body filler. Check the web to see if new metal...
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    You can use a small tube of Fusor Metal Bonding...

    You can use a small tube of Fusor Metal Bonding Adhesive for $29.85 and the small gun would cost $69.50 at this time.


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    1. Guide coat is just a light mist of paint that...

    1. Guide coat is just a light mist of paint that allows you to see the highs and lows while you sand.

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    2. Body filler or...
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    The problem with 1K is that it can absorb the...

    The problem with 1K is that it can absorb the solvent from additional coatings then shrink as it ages and show the imperfections that you're trying to cover. High build and filler primer can vary in...
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    If I were trying to get it right I'd re-prime...

    If I were trying to get it right I'd re-prime that area with a decent filler primer and if the pinholes show while I'm priming I'd put a little primer on a "Dabber" to fill in the low spot then block...
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    Just be sure to extend the 3000 sand scratches...

    Just be sure to extend the 3000 sand scratches beyond the area that you'll be clearing, apply your color and thinning it so that it blends into the surrounding color then apply your clear using the...
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    If you can cut the panel so that the seam is...

    If you can cut the panel so that the seam is under a molding so that it's hidden you can overlap the panels and rivet them together. It's not the best method but it works for a quick and cheap job.
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    You'll probably need to sand the paint until you...

    You'll probably need to sand the paint until you cut the paint down below the scratches. If you don't totally sand out the scratch then it can appear after the new paint is applied.

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    If the base coat has a hardener added they you...

    If the base coat has a hardener added they you can probably just sand over and beyond the area to be painted using that 3000 but if the base doesn't have a hardener added I'd recommend shooting a...
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    In most cases we would use a 600 grit wet...

    In most cases we would use a 600 grit wet sandpaper to sand paint prior to repainting. However the grit can depend on the type of paint and the color. If you're using a decent quality paint and...
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    After a quick Google search it appears that the finish is a tri-coat color. While I've never used Tamco paint they seem to give a decent explanation...LINK
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