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This is my first posting but long time reader of the great information on this forum.

I have a c5z06 corvette and recently I was hit in a slow speed bumper to bumper accident by a Honda civic (guy didn't have insurance). The damage wasn't very much, most were scuffs that buffed out. Only two spots that had small scratches through the paint.

I purchased a touch uo paint from including a clear spray (duplicolor). If you look at the picture i attached, scratch marked "A" came out perfect. You wouldn't see it even if I told you exactly where it is. Scratch B is a different story. The touch up paint matches very good, that is until you hit it with the clear and then it gets much darker and visible line between new and old.

In hindsight I should have left it as it was but now I have to correct the problem wish I made worst. I sanded it down and will try again this weekend but I want to get it right this time. While sanding I went a bit too far on one small spot and went through the clear in an area about 1/4"x1".

I wanted to get some advice before I proceed this weekend, I have noticed there are lots of expert sprayers on this forum. I am far from an expert , I've painter two cars and a couple bumpers but thats it.

The options I see are:

1) re spray touch up and clear and try to blend it with MeltAway

2) spray touch up and clear with a better urethane clear and gun (I have some SW finish line and I have a devibliss gun) probably have to use MeltAway too

3) touch up the spot and sand and re clear the entire rear bumper

What do you guys think? I really appreciate any help you could offer!

BTW, the picture is an older one before the damage, I just used it for reference.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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If you take a spray can to a corvette you will not be happy with the outcome trust me.
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buy a pint of that color in single stage. Lightly sand the area and around it with 1000 and try to sand in the area only with 600 if you can. Adhesion promoter wouldn't hurt in the scratch either. Then dab in some paint. Let it cure til you can lightly press in your nail without the paint giving. Once it's solid and can take a nail pressing into it hardly without leaving a mark, wetsand it and buff it out.
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Really need better pictures of the damage to see what it looks it. Sure you may be able to a used car blend job on it and it and if done correctly it should last for a while. If it was mine I would blend the color and clear the whole thing.
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