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Old 08-01-2009, 11:12 AM
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Ready to Paint?

I've got my car ready (I think) to finally paint (base + clear coats). My question is:

I had used SlickSand, after the body work, and sanded as required.

I then laid down the 2K primer and wet sanded that with 600 grit.

The car's pretty darned straight at this point, however, there are some areas where, in order to get the panels straight and smooth, I sanded through to the Slick sand.

Can I now paint over the partial SlickSand and 2K primer panels? The car is straight, no doubt about that, but...

What do you think?

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:29 AM
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I would seal it first to make sure it won't lift in spots
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Oh yes, I forgot about the sealer.

Any sugguestions on what type of sealer to lay over 2K primer?
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sealer

I always seal my 2K primer with epoxy primer before I shoot the basecoat. You can thin it with 10% reducer for a smoother finish. I got in the habit of doing this when I use to spray lacquer over primer/surfacer. Man, I guess I am getting old.


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Thanks for the suggestion, Ron. It happens to be a GTO that we're working on, by the way.

So, do I need to sand the epoxy before laying down the base coat?

Also, how many coats of base coat do you suggest? I usually spray 2 coats but really want this paint job to look great.
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sealing 2K

I don't usually have to sand the epoxy primer/sealer, do all your smoothing in the clearcoats. If the epoxy goes on rough for some reason you can sand it lightly with 600 grit. I generally shoot two coats of base; I figure every extra coat beyond that is another opportunity to screw up.

I hope your GTO comes out great, share the pictures with the forum.

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