June 27, 2006I don't want to take sides here but I'm going to share my experience. I had my driver's side fender and door painted due to a minor accident. When it came out of the shop, it was perfect, and without blending. BUT after about a year of parking it outdoors, I'm starting to notice that it is fading a little. Not by much though, I think it still looks great.
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June 28, 2006The majority of body shops will have to blend into the fenders when painting an entire hood to get a 100% undetectable finish. Jim on your car where you had the holes from the scoops filled they probably had room to blend the color into the original paint to the edges of the hood where it lines up with the fenders and then clear coat over it.
June 28, 2006^^ Straight from a guy that does it for a living.
June 28, 2006Hey guys, didnt realize I started quite a topic here. One question though, is black a different story ? I had a Cervinis hood painted black for my black truck and was told that no fender matching is required. My one buddy says that black is unique in that way. That right ? Thanks everyone for their input
June 28, 2006Yes, black is alot easier to match without blending into surrounding panels.
June 28, 2006Understood Tim
Come to think of it Charlie I believe that's how my Stangs hood and lid were painted!
I know that the rock damage to my silver 300 was spot matched to the edge of the fenders...
I was sooper impressed with those guy's work!
I've never had any body shop do crap work or rip me off...
I think body work whether just a repair or, an awesome layered graphics job is a labor of love to most in the craft.
Wish I was blessed with that skill