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is a sealer coat needed again?

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I got started on my paint job today but had some run problems. It was the first time I used my new Finishline gun and this is the first time I have tried painting a car. I sprayed my SPI epoxy primer all over the car as a sealer and have runs in three or 4 places. The bodywork looks great but the sealer has the runs and some orange peel. Can I just sand the runs out and wet sand the body with 400 or 600 grit then just base coat it without re-sealing it?

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Absolutly,I always sand my epoxy sealer...You spent all that time getting everything slick why would you start spraying over a textured sealer ???
dirt and runs must be gone BEFORE you start painting.
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You say you put a coat of epoxy primer as a sealer. Primer is just that,a primer. There are separate sealers used before painting and although you can paint directly over a good primer, I would check with the topcoat directions to see if you should put a sealer coat on top of the primer before topcoating with the finish coat.
Also, when you sand out the runs, if you sand through to bare metal they must be primered again .
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I will be posting video of both the paint job and the paint booth I built. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with my booth. The paint job my still end up looking like crap but that is one fierce paint booth!
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You say you put a coat of epoxy primer as a sealer. Primer is just that,a primer. There are separate sealers used before painting and although you can paint directly over a good primer, I would check with the topcoat directions to see if you should put a sealer coat on top of the primer before topcoating with the finish coat.
Also, when you sand out the runs, if you sand through to bare metal they must be primered again .
SPI epoxy primer is one of the best sealers on the market.

Vince
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SPI epoxy primer is one of the best sealers on the market.

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Its the ONLY sealer I use...
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