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Old 06-15-2010, 09:25 PM
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blend repair question

Hi all,

Lets say you successfully blend an area after clearing leaving no edge or 'halo'. If you color sand the slight orange peel and buff the area will it result in the halo effect? Thanks

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don't sand the edge, maybe graze with the buffer and be happy you got so close , nice...

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the longer you can let the clear dry before buffing the better off you'll be on a blend.
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I would do a lite sand with 2000 and try to stay away from the blend then buff
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I've heard bodyshop guys refer to "blending clear" in reference to eliminating the "halo" , anybody know anything about "blending clear", possibly a ppg product?
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From what I understand, blending clear is to be sprayed on the edge of the new clear where it blends into the old sanded clear. You spray it when the clear is still wet. It is supposed to "melt" the new clear into the old, so when you buff, you wont have a halo line. I use medium reducer and get the same results. I'm not suggesting you try that, it's just something that works for me. I'm in no way a professional, and I'm sure the pro's on here would probably frown on doing it that way.
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