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Old 02-20-2006, 06:58 PM
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Clear Coat In Progress

The saga of the 87 toyota continues...we have literally just sprayed the first clear coat. Overall it turned out well..very little orange peel and what appears to be a smooth application.

The problem is what appears to be dust. We have a makeshift booth which seems to work ok...unfortunately the hood is covered with little dust particles. It was mostly due to a fresh air fan that was pointed at the hood.

The question is what's the best option here? Let the first coat cure, wet sand with 1500 and then apply a second/third coat in better conditions? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

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How bad is it. Me personally if its just the hood, I would continue spraying clear, you might be able to bury a lot of it with more clear, and wetsand and buff out the rest, unless its like colored specks that really show out against your base. Or you could finish clearing the rest and just do the hood with as much that overlaps on the fenders, and worry about redoing the hood later. Only problem being that with only one coat of clear on the hood, not knowing how thick you applyed the first coat, you may cut through sanding and then would have to spray base on what you cut through. I would just continue if the dust isn't colored specks and try to buff out and hopefully you will have enough clear left to put a few more coats on the hood if you have to sand and reclear it. Another trick used at shops that don't have real clean booths is to hang the hood when spraying so dirt can't settle on it as much. Of course you can't spray as heavy if you do that. I can't remember if you were spraying a metallic or not, but if metallic is standing up or the base is a little too rough or dry, It may not be covered yet with the first coat, and after more it will bury.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:49 PM
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Well, don't point a fan at the vehicle. Point it away, and let fresh air come in the other end of the "booth".

And put the clear on. You should have two coats even if you will sand and reshoot.
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