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how to do a paint job start to finish

Hi, I keep looking around at different posts and different websites trying to find the anwsers to a full paint job. I can find most of it but theres still a little im unclear on.
I know first is to sand and depending on the current paint and whats under the paint, you need to decided how far to sand down. After that you primer. I am lost on how many coats of primer to do, and if you sand after every coat of primer? Do you use sealer after the primer? Id appreciate any help and if you could answer those questions all the way up to the clear coat as well.

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First you sand to solid paint or bare metal depending on what you have to start with. The first class guys go down to bare metal. next we prime with epoxy (2 wet coats) no sanding between coats unless you have bug-a-boos..Then we do the blocking and any filler work (you did do any metal repair did you not) once we are satisfied the body is straight then we shoot a seal coat (epoxy primer works just fine) no sanding unless you have buggers in the seal coat. then we shoot the base coat (enough to get full coverage) Most base is just color and does not shine. then we shoot the clear coats 2-3 coats of that to full coverage.

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Thank you. That clears it up for me
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After sanding and prep, I used a featherfill which is a high build sandable primer. It basically helps fill some of the most minute spots. Hit the car with that and then long block the whole car. You may have to do it twice if you find alot of spots. Then I hit it with about 2 good coats of primer, then paint, all in my garage. Remember, if you can feel it with your hand, you will most definatly see it in the paint!!
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