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When spraying a part of a car, how do you avoid 'cut off lines'?

Just for further elaboration, do you mean a line between your new coat of paint and the previous coat of paint? Is it possible you supply a picture please? Over time, the original paint of a vehicle ...
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Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on

Bodywork is something that cannot be rushed. While others are suggesting chemicals that may be suited for this application, it is not necessarily going to be a solution to your problem. The most ...
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When spraying a part of a car, how do you avoid 'cut off lines'?

You already got some good advice on buffing and polishing. Here are some tips to hiding paint lines and minimizing their noticeability: Always provide the paint code and the VIN when you have paint ...
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Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on

You need to use a flexible body filler specifically intended for polyurethane bumpers. It looks like the filler you used has detached from the substrate due to flexing (which could be solely due to ...
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Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on

Yeah you can add a flex agent if you think that's the case or you can make sure it's sanded rough and then do like 3 or 4 layers of paint. You could also sand it down further, and cover it with ...
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Minor body rust sanding and repair

Bodywork can be really fun or it can make you cry. There are some general rules to adhere to. Rule 1 - Don't use anything over 400 grit on the plastic bodywork like the front bumper. It will scar ...
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Minor body rust sanding and repair

The orbital sander would work fine. Use paint stripper only on metal body parts because it would dissolve plastic parts. Strip any area of paint that you intend to work on. Body filler won't hold well ...
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choosing between the many ways to fill exterior trim holes

Personally i would be looking at epoxy resin, fibre-glass or similar. If the panel or body can be rotated or oriented so it is near flat it will make things easier. Epoxy has a number of ...
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choosing between the many ways to fill exterior trim holes

I'd plug weld the hole then dress the weld and lead load it or add a light skim of P38. If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well. All other methods tend not to last as holes that have been ...
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What's the best body filler to paint a car

Looking at your pictures, I don't think you need any filler. Just sand down and feather the areas, use a high build urethane primer to fill in any low spots, and paint. If you need a little filler (I ...
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When spraying a part of a car, how do you avoid 'cut off lines'?

It's great you have attempted to have a go yourself to repair your bumper, and sounds like you did a really good job for your first try....but the reason for the lip is poor masking technique, so just ...
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When spraying a part of a car, how do you avoid 'cut off lines'?

I'm not an expert in this field, but when I have undertaken similar small DIY projects I tend to apply masking tape further out on the panel than I need to. I then stick newspaper to the tape and fold ...
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