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11-29-2011 10:56 AM
AutoGear Thats the painters error. Its his responsibility to fix, then it should be on him. If you've already gone to that well a few times, I hope hes not your friend cuz he might not send you a christmas card.

That being said; Ive got to wonder how it was missed with 3 coats of clear and buffing. Now; if it has had a cut and buff done; I might worry about it lifting at some point and causing problems way down the road. But I will always defer to Milo, Old Fool and Brian.

If it was a solid color daily-driver kinda thing, I'd make due by leaving it or 'surgery'; this looks like a high end situation and deserves that kind of attention. Incidentally, was it your choice to use Omni?
11-29-2011 10:09 AM
Street Rod John
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Originally Posted by garretthes
How do I get rid of this? it's under 3 coats of omni clear. If you can't see the image it's a sliver of blue painters tape.
I thought about cutting it out with a razor blade then applying clear with a brush, sanding with 1000, then 1500 then buffing.
I would give it back to the painter,unless it's you.
11-29-2011 10:00 AM
milo leave it there, sand flat, dust in some color and clear to the black..
11-29-2011 08:33 AM
66SSImp454 I have an idea, I will charge you per hour and if I screw anything up because I overlook the details I will either charge you more or make it your problem... Sounds fair.
11-29-2011 06:58 AM
Old Fool Is there any clear under the tape?

I would do very simliar to how Brian suggested.

sand over the tape with 600 grit. Carefully sand just until the tape is exposed, then lift the tape with an Exacto knife.

I assume there is little to no clear under the tape.
I wouldnt touch the area under the tape with anything but waterborne w/g remover.
Then I would "fill" the recess left by the tape with clear.
block sand it level and polish it . If it looks like crap then recoat the complete hood if needed.
OR I would let the painter fix his mistake. You paid him to do it right, dont feel bad he made an error and has to fix it on his time. That is how it works in my world.
11-28-2011 04:38 PM
garretthes
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Originally Posted by eloc431962
I don't know but it would have to go if it was me also that would really bother me. What did the painter say ?



Cole
He saw it too late. I paid him by the hour and he fixed a few flaws on his own time. I'm sure he would fix it if I raised a fuss. I don't mind doing it myself and even having him re-clear the hood.
11-28-2011 03:15 PM
MARTINSR I am wondering why HE isn't the one taking care of it? But your thought on carefully "operating" on it with a nice new sharp razor is a good one if you ask me. As it sits really, you need to sand it out and remove it then paint and clear the hood again. If you play your operation game and screw it up, you have to do the same thing, so go ahead and give it a shot.

But you will end up with a little flaw there, but maybe a lot less than what you have.

Another idea would be to repair it by sanding it out and painting just that area and clear just that area. A lot more managable repair if you don't have the tools and place to shoot a whole hood. Just a thought, it really depends on your expectations.

Brian
11-28-2011 02:24 PM
eloc431962 I don't know but it would have to go if it was me also that would really bother me. What did the painter say ?



Cole
11-28-2011 02:11 PM
garretthes
Painter left a sliver of tape under clear coat

How do I get rid of this? it's under 3 coats of omni clear. If you can't see the image it's a sliver of blue painters tape.
I thought about cutting it out with a razor blade then applying clear with a brush, sanding with 1000, then 1500 then buffing.

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