Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Re: blending clear coat... help
Use 1000 or 1500 grit depending on what color you are blending, for light metallics I usually go with 1500 so the metallics don't stand up in the blend. Look for the narrowest area to blend the clear in. Sand almost up to the area you want to clear to go out to and then use some compound on a rag by hand and rub over the area where the clear blend will be at. Step the clear out with each coat so the edge doesn't get to thick. After the last coat is starting to get stringy try to melt in the edges. I have been using some U-pol fade out spray in a spray can to melt the clear edge in and it seems to work well. I'm sure Sikkens probably has a similar or better product, I know Lesonal has one but I forgot what it's called. After you are finished and it's dry you might have to polish the blend by hand to get the shine up. Try not to use a buffer because it can peel back the clear in the blend.
I agree this is not the right way to fix anything. I got into doing some car lot spot in work at my shop until the customer started thinking this was the only way to fix something. The day they wanted me to spot in the front fender of a late model Rolls was my last job I did for them.
1967 Chevelle 2dr htp 283,TH350
rebuilt 12 yrs ago daily driver for about 8 yrs
about to go under the knife for the second time
1938 Ford 2dr deluxe sedan
1996 Dodge 3500 dually 12v cummins
perfect for hauling junk home
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