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g'day,

need a bit of help. Im going to be painting my front bar, Its going to be solid blue, and im going to do the insert with a metal flake (the type you mix into the clear).
Now my problem is im not clear coating (cause its a solid colour) and i dont know how to blend the flake with the solid, There isnt a very clear edge.

otherwise there would be a lip between the two.


hope this makes some sense.

cheers
 

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but wouldnt that creat a lip where the tape is pealed off?
 

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bit of light sanding after its dry and another coat of clear to seal it
 

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unless you want to free hand it. as hakhawk said use the finest grit you can find give it a sand maybe. im a cabinet maker not a panel beater sorry
 

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free handing? I dont think i explained it properly.the blue line is there to show that i was going to do the inside metallic.
 

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i guess my main problem is will their be a difference where the blue has been clear coated and where is hasnt?
 

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Just spray the whole bar with clear once you've done the flake,just because the blue is a solid colour doesn't mean you cant clear coat it.You'll end up with a far better looking job too,the clear gives the solid colour more depth and IMO gives a far better gloss & shine:thumbsup:
I respray musical instruments and have tried polishing the plain solid colours (when I first started out) and they just didn't have the depth and gloss that a clear coated instrument has.Well worth the extra effort.
 
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