Blending new paint in with old

Old 04-13-19, 09:32 PM
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Blending new paint in with old

I'm doing body work on a project car and getting ready to paint only one spot, basically a rusted fender above the wheel well. I have some color match paint I ordered and before I spray it, I wonder how is the best way to blend in the new paint with the old to minimize the look over the spot I just repaired that it was just newly painted? Is there a technique or do I use a thinner or acetone to blend in any paint lines? Some advise would be appreciated.
Old 04-14-19, 02:07 AM
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How old is the existing paint? If it's faded any it will be difficult to make the new match the old without adjusting the color [and even then it might be iffy] Feathering the paint out to a body line usually works the best.
Old 04-14-19, 06:15 AM
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It;s called color blending, where adjoining panels blend from new to existing color.

Typ done with silvers and golds since they are the most difficult to match but it's usually across the adjacent panel not within the repair panel.

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