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Old 11-16-2002, 09:07 PM
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Question Polished Primer

i just primed my Duster with Buff colored PPG PolyPrimer. how can i get the semi gloss look i see on all the old rods with "Polished Primer" how do i do that? clear coat? Thanks, Tom B.

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The look you want is done with semi gloss clear.It is used on import bumpers,PPG makes the best one I used. You can put flating agent in regular clear and get the same effect ,but it will turn chaulky with long term exposer to the sun
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Your post reminded me of the time years ago when my girlfriend and sister borowed my 67" GTO while I was working. I had replaced the left fender and hood which was in primer. When they came that night to pick me up the car shined like you could not belive. They washed and waxed it. She told me it sure was hard to make that hood shine but they got it. It shined for quite some time too.
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I think the look your looking for is accomplished by sanding the primer. I just finished my 34' coupe. After the primer sealer, we used three coats of Dupont primer, let it dry overnight and sanded it with 400 dry paper. After we were finished, the car looked great. It has a semi-gloss finish, like it was polished. I coould have left it like that. Be sure you use a flat rubber pad as a block. they are 3" x 4" about 1/8" thick. This will keep your surface flat. Hope that works for you.
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SANDING IS THE WAY TO GO BUT--- WET SAND WITH 600 WET OR DRY WITH RUBBER PAD.AND USE A LITTLE DISHWASHING SOAP IN THE WATER,JUST A FEW DROPS THE PAPER WILL LAST LONGER AND YOU WILL GET A SPIT SHINE ON THAT PRIMER
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Thanks guys! i tried the hood with 600 dry and it clogged the paper all up, so ill try the 600 wet and a little soap tommorow. thanks!
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BY THE WAY DO YOU KNOW THE PROPER WAY TO SAND?
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i think so, but go over the process for me please.
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NEVER STAY IN A STRAIGHT BACK AND FOURTH MOTION. GO LEFT TO RIGHT AND BACK,THEN GO UP AND DOWN VERTICALY,THEN GO BACK AND FOURTH IN AN X MOTION. THATS SO YOU DONT END UP WITH FLAT SPOTS. WHEN USING YOUR SOAPY WATER KEEP A WET SPONGE IN ONE HAND AND THE PAPER IN THE OTHER. WHILE SANDING GENTLY SQUEZZE THE SPONGE TO KEEP THE WATER FLOWING OVER THE AREA.ONCE EVERY SO OFTEN DIP PAPER INTO BUCKET TO SOAK OFF BUILD UP.2 SHEETS SHOULD DO WHOLE CAR
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IF YOU BUY FULL SHEETS OF PAPER CUT THEM IN HALF AND YOULL FIND WHEN USING A RUBBER PAD THAT EACH HALF WILL WRAP AROUND THE PAD ABOUT 3 TIMES. JUST ROTATE PAPER AS NEEDE
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IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GO GLOSSIER GO BACK OVER WITH 1000 PAPER
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Thanks Omar, i have been doing it right the whole time. Ill give the 1000 paper a try also.
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If it is available in your area, just go buy John Deere Blitz Black. It has a semigloss look, is sealed and is very tough. The only problem is it is illegal in some states (thats how you know it's good )
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I live in california, i doubt they have it here, but if the do, where would i find it?
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not so sure you want to leave your car sanded. When you sand primer, it breaks it open which helps paint to adhere to it. It also will allow moisture and other things to penetrated through the primer. Ever see cars driving around with primer spots that are rusting. Primer is for filling not for protecting. Like the other guy said, find a paint that dries to a semi look. It will hold out much longer than primer.
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