(hopefully) simple adobe illustrator question

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I've made a design in illustrator, in which some shapes overlap that are the same color (black, on white BG). However, where they overlap, it shows a bit of white, so the design doesn't seamlessly 'merge'. It happens where the overlaping section is a curved or sloping part of a path (i.e. not perfectly vertical or horizontal) does that make sense? here's a graphic version:

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I originally thought that it was something that just showed up in the workspace, but would disappear when exported as some image file, but apparently not. Any ideas on how to get rid of this problem? or some tips on making paths such that this doesn't happen? (and reordering layers isn't going to work...) Thanks.
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not sure what your finished product is supposed to be, but i usually just make what is the black cover a little bit larger than it really needs to be. to cover that bit...
or draw in the underlying part a little bit so that it's smaller...

really what's happening, though, is that your images are really matched up and the best (though most tedious) thing to do is to go over the anchor points and fix 'em so that the two images are matched up...

don't know of any tricks for tracing paths in illustrator, though...

hope that helps.
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Did you completely remove the strokes from these objects?
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yes, stroke is completely off.

I eventually got this particular case to work, mostly by moving anchor points around... so for now it's OK, for now. It may just be an artifact of my general unfamiliarity with Illustrator... but thanks for the tips guys

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