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Old 05-29-2009, 06:33 AM
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Going over new job again

Hi. Last year I did some blend repairs using a non-activated metallic base coat from a good aerosol, mixed to a match by a local bodyshop and cleared the entire hood with a non-iso clear.

Problem: the non-iso clear has proven to be too soft to stand up to road grit and I have a few stone chips which have opened up to missing paint circles of about 1 centimeter radius. These are across the front of the hood where the panel is closest to road grits.

I have it from the suppliers that there will be no chemical reaction between the non-iso clear and any conventional 2K clear so I can go ahead and repair with 2K products (now I have an air fed mask).

Should I try spot repairing the chips with BC and 2K CC, or do you think they would stick out being on the hood? I suppose I could try this first.

My main question is how many times can I scuff and add a new paint job on top before the paint layers become too deep and I get bigger stone chips down the line? should I be trying to wetsand this whole job off and start from the OEM coats again?

Problem there is I would want to blend the BC away to the panel edges rather than have to drop the color over the wings as the rest of the car is fine.

Confident to have a go, but its how to tackle the problem. Apart from where the stones have chipped into the paint the rest of the hood appears to be sound, not peeling and really glossy - shame to have to scuff it up.

Hope you can help.

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HI,i built a plywood box 2 ft X 3 ft,and 2 ft high. i put a coat of epoxy on the inside of the box. i mounted the box to a large piece of plywood and put a continious hinge on the short end.on the large piece of plywood,i used plastic to mask it off.(no plywood showing,i open the box,put small parts,(motorcycle gas tanks and such) spray the parts,close the box,and no dirt or bugs get into the parts.i have NOT,but you could cut 2 small holes in short end of box,and insert ladys hair dryer to get some heat inside the box for winter time painting.put 1 hole high,and 1 hole low,put dryer in low hole,on LOW setting(do not direct heat to painted part) top hole is for exhaust of heat. have fun..BEFORE using the box trick,make sure there are no gaps on bottom of box to allow dust and bugs entrance..
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