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Old 05-18-2017, 04:52 PM
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Should I re-prime or just skuff?

I have a fender to my 48 International Harvester resto-mod that I painted and the paint color was wrong due to a non matching gallon of paint I bought.
It was painted about 6 weeks ago.
Should I re-prime the fender before repainting it with the correct color....or should I just scuff it and then paint it.
I am using acrylic enamel with hardener. The color is white.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:34 PM
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No priming required. If you already sanded and buffed it, a scuff pad will work fine. If it has not been sanded, I would want to "scuff" with sandpaper to remove the texture on the mismatched finish. If you break through while sanding, then consider primer.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:43 AM
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I appreciate your reply. I am taking your advice. I had already used a dry guide coat powder and blocked the fender ending with 400 grit. After a prewash and tack cloth, I am re-painting it today. Fingers crossed that it does not reject the new paint anytime in the future.
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White is THE hardest color to match for a pro. You should be getting the color matched at the paint store if your panel painting and not going to blend it.
If you repaint the fender and it still wont match you should conceder repainting ALL the white on the outside.
I don't understand why people do all this work and use acrylic enamel, hardener or not it just wont last and urethane costs about the same. If you went with a quality paint like SPI white and ran out, the new paint would be a dead on match every time , even years from now.

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Old 05-23-2017, 11:34 PM
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Off topic but funny you mention that cause today the painter saw me putting a white car together and he wanted to check the color and said the dyes on the blue wipe down towels transfers over and when the color match camera takes a pic it thinks it needs more blue than it really does. Either bluer or yellower but usually needs tinkering.
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