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    Honda Element

    Same color as the last on I did. Same owner, same color, different car.





    I pulled the dent with a stud puller and a light layer of filler and primer







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    Nice work


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    xtremekustomz- Ah, glad to see you posting!

    I guess I don`t know enough about Elements to know where the dent-repair area is...on that qtr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    xtremekustomz- Ah, glad to see you posting!

    I guess I don`t know enough about Elements to know where the dent-repair area is...on that qtr?
    That is a plastic panel. If you look right where the front side of it starts to bend down from the top you will see a little bit of grey primer in that corner. It got chipped off somehow and gouged the plastic a little.

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    Ah, OK...now I get it. Did you shoot the whole panel or spot it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Ah, OK...now I get it. Did you shoot the whole panel or spot it in?
    Spotted it in and cleared the whole panel

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    Ah, OK..what grit did you scuff it with before the clear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Ah, OK..what grit did you scuff it with before the clear?
    I normally da the panels with 600 on an interface pad and then go over that with 800-1000 grit sanding sponges. If it is a heavy metallic I will use an intercoat clear to fill the same scratches and create a wet bed

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    Ah, OK...hey, "intercoat clear"?...So what`s different about that compared to the "regular clear"?

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    Ah, OK...hey, "intercoat clear"?...So what`s different about that compared to the "regular clear"?
    It is basically a clear basecoat. It has a few uses. Custom guys use it to mix with their kandies or flakes as a carrier. A normal shop would use it as a wet bed like I mentioned to cover sand scratches on heavy metallics so the flake doesn`t show on the blend area. It lets the flake lay down where you can`t see the blend. You can also use it for the blend itself by doing your color to cover the repair and then mix it 1:1 with your base to thin it out and make it more transparent. Custom guys also use it to cover kandy after it has been sprayed because if you apply an activated clearcoat on top of it directly it can bleed into the clear and ruin the art work. It acts as a barrier coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtremekustomz View Post
    It is basically a clear basecoat. It has a few uses. Custom guys use it to mix with their kandies or flakes as a carrier. A normal shop would use it as a wet bed like I mentioned to cover sand scratches on heavy metallics so the flake doesn`t show on the blend area. It lets the flake lay down where you can`t see the blend. You can also use it for the blend itself by doing your color to cover the repair and then mix it 1:1 with your base to thin it out and make it more transparent. Custom guys also use it to cover kandy after it has been sprayed because if you apply an activated clearcoat on top of it directly it can bleed into the clear and ruin the art work. It acts as a barrier coat.
    I recall my dad doing this alot when he had to blend silvers. Worst color to blend ever. Planning on painting my truck a different color and silver is out just for that reason... Then you got tri-coat reds, those are fun.
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    xtremekustomz- Hey, thanks for the great explanation! With my need to find a new shop (and am leery of trusting people I don`t know), that kind of info is simply invaluable.

 

 

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