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sanding after base (solid colour) coat?

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Hi guys, in the process of re-spraying (acrylic - heron white) my VS commodore - still preping though. Quick couple questions:

1. Do I need to sand my (re-sprayed) basecoat before applying clearcoat? Seems to be a divergence of opinion...

2. Also, should I bother with the clearcoat?

Thanks.
 

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Hi guys, in the process of re-spraying (acrylic - heron white) my VS commodore - still preping though. Quick couple questions:

1. Do I need to sand my (re-sprayed) basecoat before applying clearcoat? Seems to be a divergence of opinion...

2. Also, should I bother with the clearcoat?

Thanks.
1. Depends on how well the base coat sprayed. If it looks good, dont sand it.
2. Yes.
 

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Depends on how paint was mixed. If its a base coat formula, it needs clear. If its a direct gloss formula it doesn't need clear.
 

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Won't be a base coat form with a solid colour in acrylic. I would clear it purely for the extra durability, but you could just cut and buff it.
 

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Actually using Protec acrylic (heron white)... apparently it is 'tinted'
 

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he's taking the piss.... haha luv it!
 
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