Redoing a paint job

Tiny
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So a couple days ago a stray shopping cart hit my bumper and scuffed it pretty bad, and with it being about only two degrees outside at the time I got a paint that was slightly off and a little brighter (paint is electric currant red EG). Do I need to scuff the wrong paint down and then prime it?
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 6:04 AM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

When you say wrong paint, do you mean paint from the car rubbed off on your vehicle? Also, scuffs can be buffed out returning the paint to its original condition. With that in mind, I'm not sure which way to direct you. Is it possible for you to upload a picture of the damage so I can get a better feel for what needs done?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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I have already used paint I had on hand which was closest to the original paint. It was also really cold out and I do not have a garage so this was simply a temporary fix. The paint that I used was not the correct color, and is a little brighter than the original. I am just wondering if I will be able to just scuff the base coat or not. I do not want the brighter paint to bleed through.
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 9:32 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

I don't see why you wouldn't be able to scuff it off. It should come off easy for you when you are ready to change it.

Let me know how it works out for you.

Joe
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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So I could just scuff the surface of the base coat to make the new coat adhere and then put new base coat on? I also want to avoid having the old coat bleed through, so scuffing it out seems like it could work for me.
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
I think I understand. Now that you have temporarily painted it, I see no reason you couldn't just sand it with 700 grit to remove any shine and to make the surface rough enough to hold paint. Then, repaint the base coat and when it's ready, spray the clear coat.

When you do this, finish with 1000 grit and sand about 10 inches past the new paint into the original. Don't stand through the original clear, just take the shine off. Then paint the base coat over the entire area you sanded. You may need to wet sand and buff the new paint once it dries to achieve a factory finish, but again, I don't see why it would be a problem. If you can, send me a picture of the damage so I can better analyze it and maybe make better recommendations.

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Since all I did was a very quick touch-up until the weather warmed up, the paint is now starting to peel a little because I did not treat it well (the arctic blast was hitting at that time and I did not have a garage). The paint is peeling a little and the original layer can be seen more and more. I am thinking about buffing it out later. Is there any way to remove the rest of the paint without damaging the original layer?
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Thursday, February 14th, 2019 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
The only thing you can do is sanding. Most likely is coming off because it was too cold when you painted it or you didn't prep the surface enough. Just use a fine grit sand paper so you don't cut into the original paint too much. No matter what, it will need sanded to repaint.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2019 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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I hand buffed and polished and much of the area has been blended in, except for about 40% of the area I painted, which needs more clear coat. I will blend the new clear coat into the old.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
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That sounds fine. Just take 1000 grit on the area to be painted.

Let me know how it turns out. Also, pictures would be great!

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AT 5:44 PM

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