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    How do bodyshops do it these days, is it with two pack paint? I need a door on my FN2 re-painting and having been to one bodyshop for an estimate, they said they would need to blend in on the rear 3/4 panel. I said no, because there's no damage to that part of the car. Anyway, I have a few weeks to go elsewhere for other estimates, but I would like to know a bit about what I'm talking about when it come to the painting process.

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    It is normal to blend in to the next panel.
    The door will have nice shiny new paint and the rear 3/4 will be old paint which may have faded or be scratched.
    Surprised they didn't want to blow into the front wing as well.
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    Well that's exactly what they said. I did ask for an estimate to do the bonnet & wings aswell, but as the passenger door has a lot of door marks on it that have removed the Black paint, that is of the utmost urgency because it pains me to look at it now. The rear 3/4's are v.good with no scratches(touch wood) or faded paint.

    I am of the impression that the method will be flatten the original paint, then spray two new coats of NHB over that, then lacquer on top. At least that what I hope is the method used.

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    If itís not blended in it will stick out like a sore thumb.

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    If you don’t have it blended, it’ll look like a new door and stick out like a sore thumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev H View Post
    If you donít have it blended, itíll look like a new door and stick out like a sore thumb.
    true
    id be more worried if a painter told you he was just going to paint the door
    the guy sounds like he knows what he is doing
    i stupidly opened the door of my previous astra vxr onto the door of a skip when it was just 3 days old
    the damage was just 5 pence size but the body shop i took it to filled and resprayed most of the drivers door and a fair bit of the rear quarter panel to blend the paint
    result was perfect

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    Thanks for the advice re blending the paint. I've still to get round to having it sorted out. Next time I go in for a chat about the doors, I'll know more about the process and can decide what I'd like done.

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