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Old 11-24-2007, 05:02 PM
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rapainting small areas with pearl white...

Hey guys,

So my situation is this: the previous owner I believe did some kind of paint work to my car in the back at least, because when I try to take off the prelude lettering, it rips off the paint, revealing another layer of paint beneath (like they repainted, but didn't bother taking off the emblem and letters).
Worse yet, someone jacked my emblem in the back, leaving me with two holes and chipped paint.

So I wanted to just shave it all. But I know that because of the things mentioned above, I would have to touch up the paint on those areas. Well its needless to say that to get rid of the holes, I have to repaint that area.

But when I asked a friend to ask his dad's friend to do it for me, the message I got back was that I would have to repaint the whole bumper, because it's too hard to get the paint to blend, especially when its pearl. In other words, I can't just touch up an area, I have to repaint everything.

Does this seem right to you guys? My lude is a 2000, so I guess the paint may not be an brilliant as a new paint job, but is it really that hard to make the paint blend in an area?

Anyone actually went and shaved all their emblems? What happened for the paint job?

Thanks.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:42 PM
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Well the previous owner of my 97 Lude did shave them I guess more like bondo, but he repainted the whole car in a House of Kolor Black metallic sort of color. Someone since I have owned it keyed all the way across the hood, and I tried using Color Magic wax (black) and it did no good at all. So yes blending paint is very hard to do. If my car was just a plain base coat of black and clear, with no metallic in it I bet it would have covered up nicely but I'm afraid the metallic paint makes it stick out like a sore thumb.

If your Lude is a factory white pearl color you can use touch up just dab it on unitl you build up past the surrounding paint, then wet sand the bubble of touch up paint (after it dries of course) use a very fine grit wet sanding paper. Bring the bubble of touch up paint back down to the level of the surrounding paint, then buff the car with a good wax or if you have other blimishes use some rubbing compound to take out ugly swirl marks or light scratches. Good luck hope you are able to fix it.
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Pearl paint, if you have ever done any painting yourself, is extremely difficult to do. It involves three layers of paint, getting progressively clearer at the top. So if the paint on your car is a real pearl job, forget about touch ups because matching is out of the question.
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^ matching is NOT out of the question if you have the right equipment. my cousin paints professionally and he has a friend that works for PPG. The guy has this insane camera that takes a picture of the paint and scans the PPG database and give you the exact mixture to match that paint.

you just have to know the right people.
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I stand corrected then. My experience is only that such a thing is impossible, but apparently I'm wrong. With the kind of equipment that the OP is likely to get, however, I doubt that matching will be possible.
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