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Old 04-29-2006, 05:20 PM
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My first paint job, pretty happy!

thanks to everyone that has given input on this forum. I finally got my chassis rails prepped this week and shot them with a urethane single stage that is absolutely mirror-like. one or two areas with pretty thin coverage but they are underneath and not visible at all. I will scuff and give another coat in a few days once everything is cleaned up.

The firewall is next! I am checker-boarding it in red and white so it might take me a day or two what with masking and different colors etc.

By the way, the satin-looking area on the rail on the left of the picture is actually a mirror image of the firewall above it. I did say the finish was a mirror!

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Good work! Looks fantastic.

One question though. Why are you planning on scuffing for that second coat? If your in the recoat time-window, the adhesion should be fine to just spray without any scuffing.
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erm...good point.

I thought i needed to scuff for adhesion. If that is the case then I will just shoot!

The paint is Dupont Nasons Ful-Thane 2k Urethane which can be recoated 'anytime' so I think I am within the recoat window 'at any time' according to the tech sheet provided to me in another thread at www.autbody101.com!

http://www.performancecoatings.dupon...2kurethane.pdf
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looks good
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thanks 37.

I am sooooo itching to get the engine back into see what it looks like!

engine all painted up red with old-style finned valve covers etc.
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I don't think that "re-coat at any time" tells the whole story. It doesn't talk about prep. It seems to me that if the paint is fully cured, it does need to be scuffed up for maximum adhesion. It does say "hard-overnight". I don't know if that means it is 100% cured or not. If you have already gone over 24 hours, I think scuffing with a scotchbrite pad would be in order. Maybe someone with more knowledge of the chemistry will jump in here with an opinion.

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erm...good point.

I thought i needed to scuff for adhesion. If that is the case then I will just shoot!

The paint is Dupont Nasons Ful-Thane 2k Urethane which can be recoated 'anytime' so I think I am within the recoat window 'at any time' according to the tech sheet provided to me in another thread at www.autbody101.com!

http://www.performancecoatings.dupon...2kurethane.pdf
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nice paint job
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