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Not sure this shows up in the pictures but there is a definite color difference in parts of these panels. The trunk has a large section in the center and the door is lighter on the edge towards the quarter panel. Both panels I used a white sealer before base coat. The base was mixed within one hour of spraying and was stirred before adding reducer.
What caused this and how do I prevent this? The only way I know to fix this is sand and respray.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:25 pm
How many coats of base did you apply?

Lighter colors often take more coats to get full coverage or what I call True Color.

My standard practice with darker colors is 3 coats of base even though the product I use covers well with just two coats.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:27 pm
I used PPG Omni+. Applied 3 full coats (thought 2 coats were a little thin)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:25 pm
I am not a fan of Omni paint, used it once and that was enough for me.
If two coats looked thin, then three probably wasn't enough to get the coverage necessary. Hopefully, some others will offer their thoughts on this as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:33 pm
yep, probably not enough coats. some yellows are really translucent and don't cover well and cheap products magnify this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:17 am
Take it outside to make sure it's not a reflection,
also, did you allow plenty of flash time before clearing it?
Sometimes the clear can mess with the base if the base isn't dry enough.
(just thinking out loud) could very well be not enough coats
or applied to wet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:58 am
Thanks for the quick replies. I will pull it in the Sun but am pretty sure it isn’t a reflection. The other 2 panels I painted have a consistent color so I am still scratching my head. Just hate to redo when so much time and $ invested.

What base would you use instead of Omni+?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:36 pm
You will get varied responses to this because there are a number of quality products.

I personally like Automotive Art's Motobase LV base coat. It mixes 1:1, sprays and covers great. The pricing is reasonable with shipping to my door in Arizona:

I purchase it from here:
https://www.autorodtechnologies.com/cha ... -and-audio
Chad's Paint Supply
13477 California Rd.
New Troy, MI 49119

Phone: 269-426-6000

Give them the paint code information and ask for a quote including shipping to your address.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 6:02 pm
:goodpost: :rotfl: :rotfl: notice i declined to answer that question. all most any brand suggested some else won't like it.
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