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Old 04-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Twenty View Post
Yellow Blaze is a pearl colour. The more coats of pearl it has, the darker it becomes. So, spraying new pearl over existing paint (as you would when blending) will result in darker patches.

It's key to get the same amount of pearl in all areas for a proper colour.
Which is exactly why I said:

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Depends on the painter.
FYI: How to Paint a Car - Blending 3 Stage Paint
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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That's news to me. I take back saying it cannot be blended, but I still wouldn't try. I forsee too much trouble trying to get it just so. It's even hard for Ford to get it even from factory. If a painter can get a perfectly even blend, then kudos to them.

We have found surprising colour differences resulting from even just a little extra pearl in one spot. The painter has sprayed many sample cards of NQ and instead we just run through them to find the one that matches.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #13
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went to dealership and severeral body shops and to fix a chip in the lh quarter they have to paint quarter door and roof line , and getting the bumper re sprayed 1200.00 wow
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