Re: [DML] Blending
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Re: [DML] Blending

I've done this twice now and both times took me about a weekend to do it. 
You could do it in just half a day, but it's a lot of work. For me, I also 
took a lot of time just to mask off the glass and trim. Then went over it 
section by section.

It's not terribly difficult, but there are some sections that are easy to 
screw up. The front pillars and the section of rear quarter panel between 
the glass and louvers are the most tricky parts. You must keep moving the 
pad in the direction of the grain, otherwise you will make ugly cross 
grains. Also, make sure you do a good job covering large areas like the 
hood. One time I didn't do it well enough and caused dark strips from where 
I didn't run the pad nearly as much as the other areas. I had to go back 
and reblend to whole hood to remove the stripes.

Just follow the suggestions in the DML archives. Unless you have really 
deep scratches or dents, blending it with the proper Scotch Brite pads 
should be all that's needed.

Good luck,
Chris - VIN 4099

At 01:45 AM 10/16/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>I was wondering...on average, how long does it take to
>blend the entire D by hand, no power tool? I am
>wanting to do this soon and just want to prepare
>myself and get a time frame. A day? A week? To do it
>right (without having to send it off to Houston or
>Grady or Special T, I know you guys will make it look
>like it just came off the show room floor but this is
>something I want to do) and have it look nice....about
>how long?
>To anyone that has done this, please let me know how
>long it took you to do it and if it was a good or bad
>experience for you.

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