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Basecoat coverage problem

I finished spraying my car and found when I pull it out into direct sunlight, I didn't get good coverage on the top of one fender with my basecoat. Is it possible to sand the clear coat dull with 800, rebase just the top of the fender, and then reclear the entire fender? I appreciate any help.

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Yes you can do that, but after sanding the clear allow enough time for the clear to "gas off" or you will have problems. I would lay the first coat of base on very light in order to prevent lifting from too heavy a coat. let it flash for an extend amount of time before re-coating with a heavier coat of base.

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Like Vince said, just let it cure.
It's not really any different than what we do everyday with
normal collision repair, base the damaged area then reclear the whole panel.
I've even gotten away with spraying additional base over flashed
clear to fix a blend problem, then cleared over that again.
Done it many times (knock on wood-LOL)
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Im new to all this so Im wondering if is ok not to prime the surface before applying basecoat?
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Don't use primer. Don't sand through the clear. Just carefully sand the orange peel out of the panel you need to fix, carefully spot in some basecoat on your poorly covered area, then re-clear the entire panel.

Do follow the previous advice about not flooding the basecoat onto the fresh clear. Some bases are "hotter" than others and could really get you in trouble if you put them on wet.
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instead of using 800, use 400 to 600 (400 recommended) for the area your going to color blend and 1000 for the rest of the fender.
Remove all orange peel with the 1000 before reclearing, and do a light drop coat of clear before you put on your full wet coat or it will run!
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