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Does any body know if a paint shop can fix this?


Mighty4g63
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258230 posted 09/16/05 02:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does anybody know if a shop can fix this? The eyesore is as wide and as long as an index finger. the picture makes it seem small.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258235 posted 09/16/05 04:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are those paint chips or is it paint?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258238 posted 09/16/05 05:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Either way, yes they can.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258239 posted 09/16/05 05:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can actually fix that yourself.

If that's paint from another car "stuck" on yours, you
may be able to get away with using a clay bar or rubbing
compound to get it off. If not, you can touch it up
yourself...see below.

Supposing your car is Nile Black, go to paintscratch.com
and order some "Obsidian Black". ( don't know why they call
it that ). Also get some clearcoat.

Sand out the imperfection, starting with a rougher grit,
like 220, then progressively finer, ending with say 1500
grit. Keep sanding until you can't feel the spot with
your fingers.

Then, clean up the area completely. I finish with a very clean
rag with some alocohol or solvent. Once it's dry, tape off
the area around the problem, but leave lots of room around it
untaped. Say 6-8 inches all around. Make sure the tape is
masking off anything you don't want paint on. I use tape
and brown kraft paper at least 2 feet wide to catch any overspray.

Spray using the rattlecan from paintscratch *very lightly*.
The trick is to sort of "fog it on" lightly in several coats.
Don't get impatient. The clear coat isn't in there, so when
it dries, it will be dull. Blend from heavier over the sanded
part, to very light towards the edges. You shouldn't be spraying
anywhere near the tape you put on.

Now that it's dry, apply the clearcoat. Same "light coat"
theory.

Let that dry for several days.

Now, using polishing compound, shine up the clearcoat, and blend
the feathered edge you painted into the old paint. Takes lots
of scrubbing. Plan on at least 1/2 hour of doing this.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258377 posted 09/16/05 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Define 'fix'.....I've known of paint shops that have painted....entire cars! *gasp*

JK



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Mighty4g63
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 258529 posted 09/17/05 04:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
these are paint chips, the car is belize green, im wondering if a paint shop can fix just this area.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 259454 posted 09/20/05 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
They will have to blend the quarter panel. Any damage on the rear quarter is big $$ compared to anywhere else on the car.



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