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Old 08-24-2007, 01:19 PM
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Thanks BarryK. That is some great info. I wasn't anywhere close to those wait times with the previous coatings. Moreover, i had to put on like 5 coats of base to cover up the light colored primer i was using. It finally disappeared under the paint. Next time I'm gonna use a darker primer.

Here's a question for you: Can you mix DT870 and DT895 1:1 to make DT882.5? Or essentially make yourself a custom thinner for your temp?

I've attached a couple of pictures after a very quick and dirty rough-cut compounding I did to see if this was gonna work at all. Not sure if you can tell, but i did the whole quarter panel but only UNDERNEATH that line in the body about 5 inches down from the trunk. I have several spots to do on the car, but this quarter panel was the in the roughest shape.

The reason I did the whole panel was because 2 separate body shop guys told me that it would be completely impossible to blend the color. Both wanted around $1500 for the whole repair because they price it PER panel, and then mark everything up 2times, and then 2 more times and add another 3 times for good measure. I've just bought about $400 worth of stuff myself and I plan to be perfectly happy with this, even correcting some of the issues my painter slacked on last summer when he painted it.

I am not going to get cocky yet, but I honestly believe those body shop guys were flat wrong. The color above the line i am talking about was painted a year ago. below the line, 2 days ago. they blend damn well in my opinion.

You can see the solvent pop streaks on the far right of the 1st pic.
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