Line after Paint - Not Blended

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Hey all,

First off, thanks for reading my post.

I just finished a rust repair and painted my car. It went well IMO however the old paint and new paint didn't quite blend as I wanted.

After I let the clear coat dry for 24hours, I sanded with 3000 and applied Maguire's ultimate compound but that didn't much help.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:24 pm
So clue us in a little more....what were your materials, gun/gun settings, etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:32 am
Nothing fancy. Aerosol primer, base, and clear.
Did the job outside in the shade with humidity under 40%.

I've been told elsewhere that I didn't topcoat the
Part where I you can see the difference. I did go more conservative on the clear coat than I did with the top coat.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:26 am
Is the new clear over non sanded paint?
I don't think you'll ever get a good blend with a 1K
product like aerosol can clear.
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(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:18 pm
JCCLARK wrote:Is the new clear over non sanded paint?
I don't think you'll ever get a good blend with a 1K
product like aerosol can clear.


Yea it is. Any suggestions on how to get this blended a little more? Sand, base and clear with 2k?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:43 pm
I always use a fast setting 2K clear for blends and spray a little blending
solvent on the edges immediately after the last coat of clear.
I also prep the blend area first by sanding the existing paint up to 3000 grit
where the transition is going to be.
Blending is always a challenge, most times it's easier in the long run to go
bigger area than you think, stair stepping each coat.
I will always clear the entire panel when possible.
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(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Big limiting factor= aerosols
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