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Old 09-19-2003, 07:17 AM
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I am doing my car in base clear . I have a design worked out which will take me a while to lay out. All of the base coats say the clear must be applied within 24 hr. What can you do if the clear can't be applied within the 24hr.

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How much extra time are you talking about? A lot of the cure/dry time has to do with weather conditions as well. is it hot, cold, dry, humid, etc. I've gone past 48 hrs before with no real worries.
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As stated, you usually have a short 'window' of opportunity to do graphics- that's why I prepare everything ahead of time, sleep well a few days before, then 'burn the midnight oil' and do it all in the 'window' to assure good results!! Check spec sheets and do it by the letter to be assured of good adhesion.
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I sometimes put a base color on a helmet,cycle gas tank or car hood and turn it over to my airbrush artist who will spend up to 6 months doing artwork and then we clearcoat. Useing PPG's DCD35 ect. Can't say I've had a failure yet. First coat of clear going on is a real mist coat.
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What base coat & clear are you using ?
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Yep , 2 years later... time to clear for sure
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If I go longer than the 24 hrs (DuPont says is the max)
I just lightly sand the surface and re-base a couple of coats.
Usually with graphics I clear a couple of light coats after
any base, then when it's all done I wet sand everything and
clear as normal.
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I am doing my car in base clear . I have a design worked out which will take me a while to lay out. All of the base coats say the clear must be applied within 24 hr. What can you do if the clear can't be applied within the 24hr.

What kind of paint are you using?
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base clear

HOK has an intercoat clear for use in layout over base coat. I know of some other similar products in other paint lines. Some base coats you can add a hardner to to extend the open time for clearcoat. You need to check more info on the particular system you are using or find one that will be more time friendly for your layouts timewise.
There must be some custom painters on here with more experience.

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Overspray,
Does PPG have an intercoat clear?
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I'm not sure. Most of my recent experience is in european systems that are in use here in the USA. PPG is hooked up with ICI Autocolor now. I guess we should check those websites for info.

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HOK has an intercoat clear for use in layout over base coat.
Be carefull with HOK intercoat, it worked great over the HOK base for me
but I had all kinds of problems using it over DuPont base.
It is also harder to sand than urethane, I've quit using it.
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I see this post has come back ,I did the paint and took the advice and did it all in one loooong day, came out very good. I used the Nason paint.
See my album for results it was the wagon.
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Looks great.
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I LIKE IT!!! Good job!!!

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