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Old 13th December 2008, 18:39   #136
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greenhorn,is it the Arctic white color that you have used ?

or some other shade ?

please confirm and i believe you have done a gr8 job,i too have to take care of some minor scratches.
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Old 13th December 2008, 19:06   #137
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On the other hand , i think i did a lousy job. I'll try tomorrow with alternate sprays of paint and thinner ( instead of just one shot of thinner at the end) the paint has a matt finish ( as can be seen from the close up pic) , while the rest of the car is very glossy. I believe a can of clear coat will also be needed to get a full gloss - Its there in the motorcycle paints section. need to try that out.
@ mukesh and sunny, sorry to disappoint you both, but i used solid mint white - the tata OE shade of white. you can judge the shade match for yourself by looking at the close up shot. shouldnt be too hard for a solid non metallic white
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Old 14th December 2008, 21:22   #138
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After seeing your result, I have just now placed order for Com-Paint Value Pack (Taffeta White) and Aeroshot-Top Cut-Paint Cleaner.

After getting it and trial, will let you know guys how it (and I) performs.

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Old 14th December 2008, 21:44   #139
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you should have bought the clear laquer too :( - I'm waiting for a friend of mine to order (I'll order with him to meet the minimum amount)
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Old 14th December 2008, 22:01   #140
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I have sent them a mail and requested to include "clear laquer" in my order. Lets see if they do that. I have requested them to let me know the method of payment.

Being in Delhi, there is a possibility if they get deliver it them self or through courier, their person can collect the money or I can pay it online through credit card if they wish to have it that way.

Thanks for reminding me, I guess I should be able to get it.
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Misty Violet Pearl is not in their kitty it seems. I could use a can after today's fisticuff with a kerb. Oh well, one more chance for Honda to do an absolutely shabby job with paint.
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Old 14th December 2008, 22:31   #142
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ImmortalZ, this thread is being read by Com Paint (y2vikram, I guess).

Based on requirements, these guys keep on adding new shades. Lets hope they add yours sometime soon. Good Luck
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immortalz. jkdas was telling me the place where peninsular gets their patchwork etc done(they dont do it in house apparently). maybe you should cut out the middleman

You will do one or all of these mistakes when using this for the first time
1. hold the can too far away - paint flies into the air
2. hold the can too close - paint starts to drip
3. press the nozzle too lightly - paint comes as big droplets.

fortunately you can spray the com merge stuff and wipe away your mistakes
should need a few tries to get it right - and this is on a solid paint job. In a metallic, if you need to get perfect shade matching, you need to have fine control over the spraying distance- too close will make it dark, too far away will make it too light - not too easy for a newbie

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Old 14th December 2008, 22:37   #144
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Hey Greenhorn !

One question friend - Do we need clear laquer even in non-metallic color? Because mine is a solid color. In that case I may not need clear laquer?

What do u say ?
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the clear laquer is supposedly to get a glossy finish which matches the rest of the factory paintjob. the spray paint has a matt finish which is noticeable from up close . maybe lesser for solid shades, but still there.
and congrats mukesh on hitting 50 posts. here's to real time interaction

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The clear coat is responsible for the "wet look finish" that everyone lusts after. Yeah, you need it even if its a non-metallic paint.
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Thanks guys. As I said I have already sent them a mail for clear laquer. Today, I am going to call them to remind about you.

Thanks Greenhorn, yeah I was looking forward for my 50 posts so that I can interact effectively and put my cars' pictures in my Team-BHP Garage. Now I am a BHPian. cheers:
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Saw there video of DIY, it seems very straight forward but care has to be taken.
How can one go wrong with such a simple procedure if the colour match is good?
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the video makes it look simple even i thought the same way

it took me a few hours the first time to get it right !
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Green horn, well i have seen your pics and you have done a failrely good job being the first timer.

Here are my suggesstions:

1. Since the scratches are still visible, you could have used a coarser emery paper of 400 no. which would have further smoothened the deep scratches.

Or, should have applied NC putty to fill the deep ones.

2. The Paint spraying is looking good. But did you apply com-merge on the whole surface or only the overspray.
I would have applied com-merge only on the overspray and not on the main spray which has caused the detereoration of gloss. But don't worry the gloss will retun on applying top-Cut and Wax polish after 3 days when the paint is hard dried.

3. You can drive your car even after 1/2 an hour of doing touchup and nothing will happen.

4. To match the gloss, you have to apply Top-Cut lightly on the whole surface (removes dry overspray, smoothen the surface and brings in shine) followed by wax polish to protect the gloss.
By this way, you should not need the clear lacquer on solid colors.

I will arrange to post a few pictures of touchup job done before and after by our people sometimes next week for a better understanding.

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