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clear coating over decals

I'am painting a motorcycle gas tank, I've already painted it with Purple acrylic enamel (with hardener) and clear coated it, waited a week and wet sanded it, I put the decals on 3 days ago, now I want to clear coat over the decals, My question is the first coat of clear ( acrylic enamel with hardner) I will just mist it but how long before I put on the 2nd coat on? I'am guessing 20 minutes would be OK, thanks Dennis

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I would think 20 minutes would be minimum. What product are you using? Most catalyzed clears can be recoated up to a few hours after initial application. Do you have a "P" sheet on the product you are using?

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I would think 20 minutes would be minimum. What product are you using? Most catalyzed clears can be recoated up to a few hours after initial application. Do you have a "P" sheet on the product you are using?

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I'am a biginer, this is only my 2nd paint job, the product is from E-Bay called Rayflex, no "P" sheet thanks Dennis
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Here is one place I know that sells Rayflex, its there small faq page. But it does have a phone number at the very bottom that might be able to help.

http://www.paintforcars.com/frequent_questions.html
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I would think 20 minutes would be minimum. What product are you using? Most catalyzed clears can be recoated up to a few hours after initial application. Do you have a "P" sheet on the product you are using?

Vince
I really wasn't real clear with my question, I know I can spray the clear coats 20 min. apart , because thats what I did the last time, I'am concerned about the decals, thanks Dennis
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That is the safest way , like you say with misting the first coat and waiting the 20 minutes then 2 or 3 more wet coats every 20 minutes ...

The reason to fog on at first is to see if your gonna have trouble or not. The challenge is if you do have a problem , you must resist the temptation to try and fix it wet... If there is a problem in the mist coat stop and let it cure up instead of thinking it will somehow be ok if it gets more clear...
Just mix up a couple ounces first ..

heres one to inspire ya,,
http://www.a2zautoforums.com/showthr...2&page=1&pp=20

you'll get it
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Thanks Guy's for all your help, It came out OK for my 2nd paint job, I do have orange peel, I don't think I had the gun adj. correct, Should I wait 1 or 2 weeks and wet sand with some 1200 and spray more clear onto it? thanks again Dennis
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