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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 am

Nice job you have done there man, how did you get rid of the line where you had taped it off?


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Post by Corky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:25 am

Could be this one https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke- ... iven-ai-2/ , but mine’s blue. I’ve had it about 15 years.


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Post by Corky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 am

The line is still visible if you look really close, but I taped it at the crease line to try and take your eye of it. Just before I clear coated I pulled the tape back and flatted the join. I saw a YouTube video that used that technique.

It could do with another flat and polish at the join, but I’m waiting for it to properly harden before I try again. I have a dual action polisher and all the compounds (full Cheshire emergency car kit), so it’s not a lot of effort :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 am

let me know how you get on, the whole tape line thing has always been an issue for me.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:57 am

I was told to overlap the taped line with a piece of tape but bent up so you get a definitive edge from the main taped line, but then a roof or shelter over it. This gives a slightly more gradual blend and reduces the same level of paint all the way up to the taped line.

But youve seen my paint skills, so disregard at will :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 am

Sounds like a good tip, cheers.


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Post by Corky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:18 am

That's what I did for the lacquering, but I think I had the angle of the nozzle wrong an maybe spayed too much at the join. I should be able to flat this back and make it disappear. This pic was taken just before I sprayed it, note folded back tape :mrgreen: 8)
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Post by *JP* » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 pm

I method I have used for a local paint repair is to apply the base coat and simply fade it out within the panel.

Then flat the edges of the paint and go over the whole panel with a grey ( fine) scotchbrite pad and finally lacquer the whole panel.

The end results were very good,but that was with non metallic paint,undetectable repairs to metallic colours have always been beyond my skills!

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