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Old 04-23-2012, 10:55 AM
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Which color first?

I am getting ready to put down my base coat (Prospray) and my quesion is do I spray down the black and mask off for my stripe and then spray redover the rest of the car, or do I spray all red, tape off, and then spray my black on the striped areas?

Its viper red (solid no metalic) and black. Any coverage issues or color bleedthrough to worry about?

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I have to tell you unless you have quite a bit of experience shooting bs/cc I would highly recommend to shoot the main color, clear it, then put the stripes on top of the clear. If you are really worried about an edge, prep the whole panel for clear, tape the stripe off, paint it, remove the tape and then clear the whole panel.

But base coat can be very touchy, masking can leave marks. A little mess up can mean shooting the first color again, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with this plan. If you are up to it, cool, it's done every day. But if you aren't pretty handy around this stuff I say save the "perfect" plan for next time and shoot the clear and then stripe it over that. Doing it that way is a piece of cake.

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Southern Polyurethane makes an intercoat cleat specially for the sot of deal you are doing..shoot your base then the intercoat and then tape on that for the stripes..I suppose other guys have a similar material but that works for me..

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My hood scoops are already black base coat and clear coated. If I scratch the idea of doing a black center section on the hood, could I just sand out the clear coat on my scoops with a wet 600 and apply red BC / clear coat over the existing black?
Just exploring my options at this point.

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Absolutely you could do that without a thought, that is exactly what I suggested with the second color. Paint, clear, then sand the clear (it doesn't need to be as coarse as 600, 800 or a thousand is fine) and spray your new color.

I say to go with the finer paper because you DO NOT want to cut thru that clear, the solvent in next thing you spray over it can soak thru the thin clear or under a spot sanded thru and wrinkle it. Just sand it smooth or near smooth is all you need.

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I already rubbed it out with 1200 wet today.... would that be too fine to create a mechanical adhesion?
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By all rights, that is fine but you know, I am still kinda old school and have to go with 800-1000.

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