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Old 01-27-2005, 14:00   #1 (permalink)
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2pac, acrylic, baked enamel?

Time for a paint touch up guys. I still have most of the factory baked enamel on my car, and it looks sweet. Problem is that I have done some small rust repairs, and from what I understand about jam is that it is hard to paint a small area... most times you have to paint a large one, which would be a shame considering the near perfect condition of the rest of the car.

I would have put this in a poll, but I didna know how. Thoughts? Experiences? Advice? All welcome!
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Re: 2pac, acrylic, baked enamel?

Touch up the entire panel where the work needs to be done. If it's a little scratch on the door, paint the whole door, if on bonnet, paint whole bonnet. I can't tell ya what paint to use, but in my experience, your nearly always better off painting the whole panel as opposed to touching up just one little area. I've only used acrylic mind you, and it's a little tricky pulling it off, that is, blending the new paint and old paint. It depends on a lot of things though.
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Re: 2pac, acrylic, baked enamel?

The areas that need the touchup inlcude:

1. Rear sills behind the wheel arches - both sides.
2. Lower area on the passenger side door.

That's about it. I'm putting a new bonnet on, but that's already in undercoat and won't require blending....

It would seem a shame to repaint the rest of the door. The rest is perfect.
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does the door have strips or stripes
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If the touchups are down low, out of sight and out of the light, you might be able to get away with touching up just the little section. Actually now that I think about it, I did something similar on my fairlane and it came out seemless. Even down low on the door should be okay. Remember though, I touched it up with exactly the same paint that the car was sprayed in.
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does the door have strips or stripes
The door has dealer fit pin stripes, but apart from that there are no blackouts or anything like that. It's all the same colour.

My car still has factory baked-enamel so I'm leaning towards using it, as it has lasted really REALLY well.
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