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I have this 2k primer at 400 right now, some epoxy primer showing at spot where i got the 2k a little thin from boarding.
Im going to go over it with 600 (wet or dry?)
Then seal it.
2 coats of base (should the spray patterns be in different directions?)
Then 2 or 3 coats of clear ?
Wait 2 or 3 days, wet sand with what grit paper?
Then 2 or 3 more coats of clear.
Thank you all for any thoughts and advise.
Also how much do you think it will take for 1 coat of base? Doing the inside and out.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:56 AM
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I have this 2k primer at 400 right now, some epoxy primer showing at spot where i got the 2k a little thin from boarding.
1. Im going to go over it with 600 (wet or dry?)
Then seal it.
2. 2 coats of base (should the spray patterns be in different directions?)
3. Then 2 or 3 coats of clear ?
4. Wait 2 or 3 days, wet sand with what grit paper?
5. Then 2 or 3 more coats of clear.
Thank you all for any thoughts and advise.
6. Also how much do you think it will take for 1 coat of base? Doing the inside and out.
1. Personally I wet sand but either way is fine. Going to 600 is pushing it unless you are spraying a pearl or fine metallic. If it's a solid color and you are sealing anyway, the 400 is fine.

2. You will likely need more than two coats unless your color is very close to the sealer color. Spraying in different directions is not needed. Proper over lap is MUCH more important.

3. If you are going to sand it and do a "flow coat" (another application of clear) I recommend the three coats. You DO NOT want to cut thru the clear or even cut it too thin if you are going to apply more over it or you could get lifting on those spots.

4. 800

5. two should be enough.


6., Yeow, that is a tough one, what kind of paint, what color, lots of variables. All I know is buy MUCH more than you think you need. You do NOT want to run out and have to get more.

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By the way that is one adventurous project!

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Thank you martinsr. Yes the color is a med. blue metalic. I will plan on 3 coats then. Say if it takes 1gal of base to do 1 coat, would it be safe to say it take the same amount of clear to do 1 coat?
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You need to get some others to respond to that, I just don't remember having not shot something like that in a number of years. I am thinking if you are spraying with a top of the line paint two gallons of color would be enough for three coats. If you are using a "value line" like Omni you will need more coats. I HIGHLY recommend buying quality stuff so you don't have to walk around that thing more than absolutely necessary!

One the clear again, I would have two minimum for the job and likely dip into a third.

But hopefully someone else who has been spraying regularly or one with a better memory than me will respond.

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