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If a competent shop is painting just the bumpers the match should be close enough not to touch any other panels. Just look at about any car on the road today and you will see from the factory a slight mismatch. It is also exaggerated with certain bumpers.

You blend base color not clear. So in order to blend the color that entire panel requires to be cleared end to end. You now have to R&I everything on the panel, add excessive paint thickness, increase the odds for defects, etc.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that black and white are so called easy colors. There are as many variations as with any other color. Actually metallics are easier to blend as blending additives play with the flake and it gives a better chance of a good blend if that is what was needed. With a solid color it is on or off with no in between.

With all the break offs with bellows and moldings you should b fine.


As for clear coats just because a shop uses PPG or Glasurit doesn't mean they are using their reducers, hardeners, etc. There are so many knock offs that are 1/2 the cost. That said the biggest Clear failures are in CA and Fla as they just bake. Then there is the guy who can't read the can and his partner who over cuts and buffs the paint.
Old 11-15-2011, 08:32 PM
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