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Old 04-17-2006, 03:01 PM
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Mike,
the bottom line is you may have the equivalent of 4 coats left when done with all your sanding and buffing.

People that do this kind of work sometimes will block the first three coats with 400-600 and then a second time with 800 before re-clearing.

Some will wet sand with 400 - 800 and then wet-sand with 1000 and then 1500 and then 2000 before buffing.

This probably should not even be on the web for general view, but the decision was made to do that because even if someone is doing just an everyday two coat paint job there is a wealth of education in the article as far as flashing solvents, dry times and proper grade of reducers in the base for maximum clarity and how they affect the final job.
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