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bluestreek
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posted 09-04-2002 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After 7 months of body prep, I recently painted my '66 with PPG basecoat/clearcoat (3 days ago). The car looked great in the shop, but after pulling it out in the sunlight, I noticed an area in the lower rear corners that is lighter in color than the rest. What steps should be taken to fix this problem. Am I screwed? Can it be painted over? HELP!!

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mustangboy
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posted 09-04-2002 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am certainly not a paint expert but I just had my car painted 2 years ago.The paint shop guy said the base/clear was very easy to repair if I ever had a spot that needed fixing due to damage or whatever.Do you think the paint is lighter because there is not enough paint in those area's?

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bluestreek
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posted 09-04-2002 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the basecoat was put on a little light in the some of the lower areas where I had poor lighting. Not bad, but noticable.

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John Z
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posted 09-04-2002 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like a question for http://www.autobodystore.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?index
I'll bet they recommend sanding the affected area with something like 600 grit, reapplying color, then putting clear on the entire panel, color sand and buff.

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66bluefb
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posted 09-04-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb   Click Here to Email 66bluefb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes you need to repaint the section that is light.Sand the section with fine sand paper being careful not to bust through the clear.You don`t want to put the color on too heavy because it might come out darker this time.I would just paint the light area with the first coat and then with the second coat go a little farther so the color will blend in.How many coats did you put on it when you painted it?Then apply your clear on the whole panel.Tony

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bluestreek
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posted 09-05-2002 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, This was my first 2 stage paint job and I am very happy with it. I applied 4 coats of Viper Blue Pearl basecoat over light grey primer and finished with 1 gallon of mixed clearcoat (3 coats). The final finish is so shiny and smooth that It barely needs buffing. I'll just have to get better lower-side lighting when I do my next one cause I went a little thin on the bottom corners. I'm just glad I don't have to go through the primer stage again cause there's a lot of paint on the car.

What is color sand?

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-05-2002 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Color sanding is 1500 grit wet sanding of the entire car prior to buffing. Smooths it out and makes buffing easier.

Not too long ago, saw a dark green Vette that had NOT been buffed and DIDN'T need it. It was wetter looking and just looked more original. Need to have a clean booth and no dust for that kind of job.

Your car sounds great. Like to see pic when put together.

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bluestreek
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posted 09-05-2002 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be doing the touchups this weekend. I'll try to get pics up as soon as I get it all cleaned and back together. I wanted a "Muscle Machine" look to go with my new 331 roller motor, so don't be surprised when you see it.

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