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Old 11-18-2007, 10:27 AM
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Exterior Paint Question

I own a Ford pickup that had a basecoat of DBC Deltron 2000 applied to over a month ago. The shop which applied the basecoat, went out of business before applying a clear coat.
I have been told I will need to sand the entire truck before having a clear coat applied. Is that correct statement?

I happen to like the satin or non-gloss look of the basecoat as it is. My other question is can I leave the base coat as it is, is a clear coat really required for the paint to survive?
My original intent was to have a satin or suede finish (sort of old school hot rod look) and I was going to apply a JD Blitz Black to the hood and top anyway.

And finally, what is the best way to apply an even coat of Blitz "IF" a spray gun is not available?

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Old 11-18-2007, 01:21 PM
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You need to call PPG tech line and ask, most likely they are going to want you to sand with somewhere around 400-600 and re-base.

No the base will not hold up by itself, will start chalking in short order.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ivanogburn
And finally, what is the best way to apply an even coat of Blitz "IF" a spray gun is not available?
If you want it to look decent, get it sanded and have someone with a spray gun shoot it on. better yet, if you want the overall look to be "satin" or "matte", just have the areas you want black shot with black basecoat then shoot the whole works with a flattened urethane clear. This will result in a MUCH more durable finish that will be more compatible with future repair and refinish.
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