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Old 03-30-2006, 08:27 PM
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Guidecoat?

What type of paint should I use for a guidecoat? Is sandable lacquer primer spray can OK?

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Guidecoat?

Yes that will work fine, as you dont use much anyway, and it dries fast.
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Yup. The cheap stuff. Don't get enamel of ANY kind. It will take longer to dry and gum your paper bad.
Now, If you got a little extra $$$ and want the BEST guide coat. Get 3M's Dry Guide Coat. I won't even think of using ANYTHING else anymore. This stuff will show ANY imperfection no matter HOW small. GREAT product.

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No problem,just apply it BEFORE you drag the water out. No, It won't wash off once it's on.
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Remember when you painted with lacquer paint and sanded it with 600 then buffed with 3M "Heavy Duty compound"? Probably not unless you are at least 45 years old. Well, that is what it is like using spray cans or anything else for a guide coat after you try the 3M Dry guide coat Bee4me recommended. It is Soooooooooo much better than aerosol cans it isn't even on the same planet.
Yes it looks pretty expensive, but it lasts a LONG time. I use it for plastic filler only (not doing any paint work these days) nearly every day. A container will last a year or so.

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I concur with the 3M Guidecoat, I will also never use spray cans again.

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before the dry coat came out i used my pounce bag. i hate spray can stuff.
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I made the mistake of leaving my dry guide outside a couple of weeks ago after blocking the carb scoop and it got rained on.
The applicator was just soaked and water was inside the container. I thought it was ruined. So I squeezed out the applicator and carefully drained out the water in the cup and just let it sit. The water apperantly had no effect on the powder and after everything dried out,works just great.
So, IF you do get it wet or in my case soaked. DON'T throw it out. Just let it dry out and it should be good as new.
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