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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 03:05 PM
Craig
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Thanks Mike,

This sort of info is pure gold to us amatures.

Just one minor point,

This:
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Originally Posted by Vantaaj
One of the main advantages of dual stage is that it is easily repaired by a body shop. After a body repair, you can spot in a small area with more color, mist the panel with color, and then reclear the area. The reclearing makes it difficult to detect the seem between old paint and new paint, as the seam is clear. Repairing single stage is the same, but it is easier to see the seam between the old paint and the new paint, particularly if the color is even a tiny bit off. For this reason, and this reason alone, I prefer dual stage paint.
Seems to contradict this:
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Originally Posted by Vantaaj
Both are excellent choices. Single stage is probably, but not necessarily a little bit cheaper than dual stage, but easier to repair invisibly by a professional or a skilled amateur.

Now, does anybody have any good tips about base/clear application?

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