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blending silver basecoat?

Im having trouble blending silvers when doing spot repairs. I lay to basecoat down then when clearcoating the area where ive applied base is fine but the surrounding area that i have flatted (normally using 1200 or1500 grit) has sanding marks all over it. This doesnt seem to be a problem when im doing other colours which is odd to me as the problem seems to be in the flatted clearcoat and not the coloured area.

can anyone help as its doing me head in!!

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The idea is to not put those scratches there when getting the panel ready... The base can act like finger print powder and show scratches easy if they are there..
Heres a read that'll help mabe..
http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthread.php?t=3782
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One thing that has helped me a lot on base blends, like silver,
is to spray a coat of intercoat clear or adhesion promoter
(like "Bulldog") on it first before the basecoat.
That fills all the scratches and makes the color blend go more smoothly.
I now do it for all colors, just to be safe.
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metallic colors will show scratches more easily, try sanding with finer grit
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jcclark is right on the money. Light colored metallic colors really do much better with a coat of intercoat (clear base coat) or clear adhesion promoter. In a pinch, some things can work as substitutes, like the "midcoat mixing clear" found in the toner banks on some paint mixing machines.
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