Attempting to blend clear coat into factory clear coat

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2023 4:25 pm
I’m doing a rust repair and repaint on a body panel, and am having troubles blending my clear coat with the factory clear coat, because I just repainted a section of the panel. The border shown in the picture appeared while wet sanding with 1000 grit, and went from a thin line to the wider line seen.

Did I sand through the clear coat into the paint? If so, how can I more effectively blend my clear coat with the factory coat?



After wet sanding with 1000 grit (picture makes scratches look much lighter in color than they are)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2023 9:56 am
I do all my blends with the clear going over the existing paint that's
been sanded to 3000 grit. right at the blend line. usually about 2" of
the existing paint. I move my offset tape line and spray a blender coat on
the edge immediately after the last coat of clear.
Hope that makes sense.

(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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