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Old 01-12-2006, 08:43 AM
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Hi all,

I haven't been on here long but from what i see you guys have alot of good info and advice. I've been reading a little on clears and graphix.
I just started painting graphix recently and i have an important question as i am in the middle of a job and require some advice.

The job: A motorcycle tank, all black with a single solid white stripe down the middle. (simple enough)

I'm using poly paints, not the best choice for graphix i know but i had some left over from my other business (aircraft parts refinishing). Anyway i shot the white, sanded, taped. Then shot the black and let the paint cure. This is where i am now. Normally i would let the black flash off and start with the clear but there was a little run that settled in the black and i wanted to sand it out. Now that the tank is cured, i need to scuff all the black. Including the perfect straight line that i have just achieved.

My concern is that if i wet sand the edge of the line, some of the black may bleed over the white and vice versa. Any solutions for my situation?

Thanks,

D.

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Old 01-12-2006, 09:38 AM
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Can you put a "half" coat of clear to lock down the line for now and then do the fix (after time) dusting in some more black and then again clear for real? It'll take more time and masking but may be the safe play.

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with using a single stage paint like you are i cant imagine any pigment form one paint getting into the other and penetrate so deep that you cant clean it with a wax/grease remover. i would sand as needed then before you final clear it, clean the hell out of it. if you pour or spray w/g remover or mineral spirits over the tank and look in the light you will be able to see if its perfectly clean or not. the other way would be like milo said but i wouldn't bother with one coat. i would go ahead a put a few on, let cure then block the tank down to burry the stripe and clear it again.
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Thanks for helping this guy out Milo and Mrclean.. He was dumped on at 101 when he ask the question... saw it late last night...

Deez how long has the paint been setting since it was shot??
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Thanks for the reply guys. That was actually my business partner that posted over there. Didn't seem like the question got across clearly at 101. It's kind of a no brainer question but seen as the stripe turned out perfectly, i wanted to make sure i didn't screw it up. The black was layed on pretty thick so i will have to knock down the line a bit. The paint was shot a few days ago, i plan on finishing it tomorrow. Thanks again and i'll let you know how it turns out.

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