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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Paint question- Do I need to sand in between coats

Just shot the first & second coat of enamel on the Jeep. It's dried and I've sanded out the runs. Do I need to sand the whole Jeep before I shoot it again?
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Re: Paint question- Do I need to sand in between coats

1. No,
2. The 2nd enamel coat should soften the 1st coat,
3. And that forms the bond.
4. Don't be surprised at runs..
5. Enamel runs at the drop of a hat...
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Re: Paint question- Do I need to sand in between coats

Having a big brother that is a custom painter I'll give the
insight I can...
1.read the recoat times stated on the material labels, but since it's hard enough to sand out RUNS... I'd wet sand the whole thing with 600 or 800 grit to get some tooth for the last coat.
2. When shooting the last coat;make sure to keep the gun as pararell to the surface as possable and lightly overlap strokes, and use full arm extension strokes.
3.MY big bro has won the L.A international car show for best paint 3 times and just won in vegas too... but I've
only shot about 200 cars.



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Re: Paint question- Do I need to sand in between coats

Thanks for the information. Since I sanded down about a dozen spots, I decided to go ahead and lightly scuff the rest of the Jeep to reshoot. In my experience if I don't put the extra effort in beforehand, I put it in afterwards. Now it's too darn hot to shoot (I'll sweat all over it with these 100+ temps!). Thanks guys.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 12:01 AM
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Re: Paint question- Do I need to sand in between coats

That's right anybody can squirt color; but 98.9% of nice paint is in the prep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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