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Re: First Timer Repair Project - 2002 Vauxhal Astra SXI
That's a good result - silvers are the most difficult standard colour to match.
One tip I would give would be to try & avoid using masking tape to cover areas you don't want painted (unless there is an actual gap between panels), the reason is - masking tape creates 'step's which then require sanding to feather them into the bodywork.
What I do, is hold a sheet of card between the spraygun and the panel, and use the card to deflect the spray. This 'fades' the fresh paint and blends it in with the existing paint - saving a lot of rework, and limiting the potential for shade differences between 'old & new'.
Here's a job I did a year ago.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater