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Old 01-30-2008, 12:39 PM
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I'm getting a car ready for paint (just a scuff and paint for a driver) and there are some small dents that need filling. When I finish the body work and priming can I just seal those areas or will I have adhesion problems with the overspray from the sealer? The car is going to be white and I need everything to be the same color before I paint.

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You can spot in sealer (most sealers) and won't have any problems, this is done in the collision shops every day. The only time you may have a problem is if you're spraying a fine metalic the edge of the sealer can sometimes show after the paint is applied if there's a slight texture difference-remember metalics show texture differences easily and the finer the metalic the more pronounced it will be. Hope that makes sense.
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I understand what your saying. I'll be spraying single stage so it should be alright.... right? Also, what will happen if I use gray sealer on the spots and the rest of the car is still original white yet, are the spots going to be seen after spraying the whole car white (I have some gray sealer leftover from a previous paintjob and would like to use it up if I could).
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You may be alright, as long as you apply enough paint.
I generally use epoxy as a sealer and my brand comes in white,
gray and black.
I buy white and black and mix to get a shade of sealer that goes
well with the paint color.
On a white car, that white epoxy is the way to go.
If it were me I'd buy a quart of white just for those situations.
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I understand what your saying. I'll be spraying single stage so it should be alright.... right? Also, what will happen if I use gray sealer on the spots and the rest of the car is still original white yet, are the spots going to be seen after spraying the whole car white (I have some gray sealer leftover from a previous paintjob and would like to use it up if I could).
Full coverage is full coverage, if you put enough paint on to achieve full coverage it really won't matter what sealer colors are below. With white singlestage coverage is usually pretty good and I would bet you'll be OK after three coats are applied.
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I painted a driver last summer that had a plastic bumper and when I scuffed the bumper for paint I cut through along a couple of edges and to the bumper which was black, then when I painted the car maroon it just didn't cover those black spots at all.
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