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Old 07-06-2005, 09:53 PM
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Sanded thru boiled clear

Things were going so well, I knew it couldn't last. On the Bug I painted, there is a rough patch on both the fender and the panel it bolts up to. Basically where it makes a inside corner.

I tried wet sanding it lightly with 600, and at first I thought it was doing OK. I was getting some white spots, but I figured it was just the clear that was sanded. Next thing I knew I had a white spot a little bigger than a quarter. Apparently it was the white under the orange that got sprayed on bad, and to get rid of the rough, I was going through the clear and the orange.

Anyhow I got the bright idea of getting out a old air brush I have and touching up the orange. It seemed like it was working well, until all the sudden I noticed a white foam growing around where I had sprayed. It appears the reducer for the orange is hot enough to melt the clear???

I plan on re-reading Bondo Kings thread on the boat, but would welcome any suggestions on what to do now. I was thinking, maybe tomorrow to hit it real light with 1000 or 1500 and if it smooths out reasonable to hit it with some clear in the airbrush. I am guessing it probably isn't going to be that easy though is it?

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it sounds like the paint lifted on you. you'll have to smooth it out , then you can repaint. when you base it , put on light coats. if you put it on too wet , it can keep lifting on you. you can try the airbrush , but in my opinion you will get the best results by dusting in your base to cover your sand thru , and reclearing the whole panel.
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Yup, Your about to get an education of a paint blend my brother.
Go find Ratchet's Candy Paint Job post a short while back. That ought to help you out some.
Your going to have to do a lot larger area than the cut thru for a pearl blend as trying to do a 3" spot won't get it. More like a 2' area surounding the blemish. You'll have to fade the pearl out in layers so the blend won't show as much. This is why it's called a blend. You won't be able to do a small section and get it to match,the transition has to be gradual going into the orginal.
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