Originally Posted by V8&4spd
I'm just a consumer. I know some body shop owners. I was told if I wanted the clear to stay on there with a single stage to wait a few weeks after the paint was put on and scuff it up before I put the clear on. .
That's not what the tech sheets say.
I did what the owner of SPI (the clear I used) told me was best.
Spray the single stage and wait over night then clear it.
Kirker says the clear MUST be topped within 24 hrs of the color.
I found it best to wait at least 3 hrs to keep it from mottleing the
metallics but overnight is sure safer.
I didn't sand before the clear, I didn't want to disturb the metallics.
Like I said. mine is almost 4 yrs old, driven daily and has held up better
than any basecoat/clearcoat I've done.