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Old 08-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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but to sand the paint or not to sand?
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #4
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won't matter. it's flat paint therefore it won't change. you can't change the pigment by just sanding.
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latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure you don't want to be sanding metallic base-coat....
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