When repainting your car, you’ll probably find that the paint needs to be blended. While blending isn’t especially difficult, getting it right can be tricky. A good blend will trick the viewer’s eye into believing that the color is an exact match, even when it isn’t.
Plan ahead. Before you start painting, save yourself work by deciding which panels will need to be prepped for blending. On the side panels of your car, simply blend to the center of the adjacent panels. Horizontal panels (on the hood or the trunk lid), require blending over a crown in the nearest panel since light reflects at different angels on a crown.
Were recommend following two special blending techniques. Both are fast and easy. Neither technique takes extra flash time or affects your productivity, but once you’ve practiced following these directions, you’ll be rewarded with much better results.
Note: Lower air pressure usually helps the paint blend better.
Following these tips will help you achieve a perfect paint match every time.