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I am prepping my car for epoxy. I have the full car, undercarraige and all, in bare metal. I am in the process of scuffing everything with 80 grit. However, I would also like to spray the interior of the vehicle. I did some floor board repair so that area definitely needs to be prepped for epoxy. But I was also going to just shoot the full interior while I am there.

My question is: The rest of the interior paint hasn't been stripped. I started cleaning it down with acetone but how much further prep would you guys recommend before I shoot it with the primer?

I am doing a color change on the car so my overall goal is to just get the whole car, inside and out, in the same color.

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Of course, you won't get the full benefit of the epoxy if you spray it over the existing paint. Conversely, if the existing paint is in good shape, nothing you replace it with will stick any better. It should be sanded w/ 320 just like the outside would be prior to priming. Incidentally, in Kalifornia it is legal to use epoxy primer over bare metal but illegal to use it as a sealer over existing paint.
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A good scuffing with the red Scotch pad will be fine if you don't want to use the paper,nothing wrong with using the paper but the pads are alot easier and last longer,clean well with a pre cleaner and shoot the epoxy.
Your original paint WILL have to be scuffed for the epoxy to adhear properly.
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