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Old 06-12-2013, 05:45 PM
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Matte Blue Metalic?

I have an old fiberglass dune buggy. It has been painted over with a straight paint, but as that old paint comes off you can see the Metalflake in the glass. Can I just take the orange paint of and lightly sand do a good build primer and then paint the Matte metalic on. I can feel the roughness of the flake coming through. I'm wanting to go with the Matte, if I do what prep should be done to this body. This is a inexpensive Dune Buggy that I don't want to dump a lot of Cash into. Thanks in advancve.

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Most important is that you do not wish to dump cash into this...

Sand it smooth with 80/100 grit..shoot your primer and then a solid color single stage and it will look fine..Metallics and candies are for the guys who have the time and money and want those effects...

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Just sand down to the 'flake gel coat...
bury it in about 3-4 coats of 2K primer...
then sand flat with 400 grit.

At that point you can paint it with whatever you want.

If it isn't perfect, the matte finish will help to hide it better than gloss.
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