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Discussion in 'Spray Painting and Panel Beating' started by gungazza, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. gungazza

    gungazza Active Member

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    im about to paint my car, at the moment rubbing her back ,what paper should i finish with be fore undercoat, and looking around should i use 2 pac vt commodore
     
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    I normally use 800 before priming. @EYY does a lot of painting and would be able to give you good advice.
     
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    yeah 800 is about right
     
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    This is the way I do it (doesn't mean it's the right way lol):
    -finish filler with 180
    -dolphin glaze - finish with 320
    -first application of primer - wetsand with 400
    -second application of primer - wetsand with 800

    There's more to it if you're trying to blend into a panel - use 1200-1500 for areas you're blending into good existing paint for example.

    I don't seem to get notifications when I'm tagged in things - not sure why. I get notifications for everything else haha.
     
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    I also don't get notifications when tagged. Maybe an admin can enlighten us.

    Gungazza, a good paint job is 90% prep work. So take your time and put in the extra effort.
     
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    absolutely, the hard part is getting it perfect before the top coats go on. Imperfections are sometimes really hard to notice until the top shiny coats are on. A piece of 42 × 19 about a foot long works well on broad panels, when trying to smooth out slight indentations.
     

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