NEED ADVICE ON BLENDING DARK RED EFFECT METALLIC

JC Daniel

Active Member
I painted a 1986 Monte Carlo with Cromax dark red effect metallic and had to fix a few missed spots on both doors after finishing clearing process, I sanded the 3 dents with 80 grit and used SPI epoxy only to block out the dents. I then tried to use what paint I had left to cover the spots and had to over reduce to have enough material, Well you know how that went for me, I put it out in the sun 2 days ago after sanding with 1200 all over and behold the light blends on both doors. I have the doors ready to repaint and will pick up paint tomorrow, Should I paint the whole door or try to blend out from the not so covered area to the edge of the doors?Do I need to sand ,most of the clear off or paint over it sanded with 800? I appreciate all the help as you are all the help I have to correct my inexperience.
 

texasking

Active Member
Usually I don't, but sometimes it helps to keep a dry edge from forming. Use slow reducer and tack between coats, overlapping each coat a little. You got it:)
 

JC Daniel

Active Member
Should I keep the blend above body lines or just paint the whole door? I have no idea how much paint to buy either? The coverage is going to be two coats so would 6-8 oz of paint unreduced be okay? There are 2 doors to do.
 

texasking

Active Member
I wouldn't worry about any body lines, just try to keep the color off the edges near the fender and quarter if there is room. 8 oz. will be enough to blend 2 doors.
 
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