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FLIPbmw 08-23-2009 03:19 PM

Painting tip, need help
I'm painting up some spots on my fender and hood. I've been sanding the bondo and primer up to 1000grit. My paint is a laguna green metallic. I did 2 base coats on my hood and sanded down to 2000grit (very smooth), but the color does look a bit off. Should I be sanding down the paint coat or should I leave it as it is, and instead apply my 6 or so clear coats and just sand that down.

Ceeker 08-23-2009 04:35 PM

better use a tack cloth before shooting the clear down to clean excess debris and dust from the surface. color will be a bit off. it's fresh paint!!! it's all in the prep. Then shoot the clear and after letting it dry polish the paint.

FLIPbmw 08-23-2009 04:38 PM

but to sand the paint or not to sand?

Ceeker 08-23-2009 05:36 PM

won't matter. it's flat paint therefore it won't change. you can't change the pigment by just sanding.

njansenv 10-05-2009 09:06 AM

I'm pretty sure you don't want to be sanding metallic base-coat....

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