Has anyone, sprayed Halfords clear coat ontop of Hammerite say with an hours wait (i.e in my case before the dew starts to form) i.e.before 7.00pm. Wet sand all of the paint with 1000-1500 grit sandpaper, and rinse and dry the car before taping off the windows and other fixtures you don't want to paint. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > jordan1 , Apr 19, 2010 #1. jordan1 Member. By the looks of the pics the primer was too dry before you put the silver down. I had a rear spoiler painted by a mate. Users of power tools, particularly D.A. Wilko Chalky Finish Furniture Paint Prot... £14.00. Actually, sanding between coats of primer is pointless. I usually rub the body down with 1500 then 2000 grit sand paper and then wash the body well. £10.00. Halfords have their own "guide" here, which states that in the case of metallic paint, rub it down with wet and dry then clean and dry ... but don't sand it before the clear coat. You should also fit your body kit at this stage to make sure everything is inline and fits. Painting spoiler with metallic base and 1k laquar - posted in Bodywork and Painting: Hi, Im a painting newbie. Answer to: Do you rub down metallic paint before applying lacquer? If you allow them to remain there, they may blow onto your work as you paint, ruining the look of your paint job. I had bad results sanding Duplicolor metallic paint so I'd really do it only before the last color coat, and only if you have defects or orangepeel that need to be leveled. Posts: 20 Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:35 … You should have let it dry and wet rubbed it with some 320 grit and then finished it off with 800 before applying the base. If you are using aerosols, youll need two or three coats of lacquer spaced approx half an hour apart. Step 4 - Apply a Primer. Sanding through the topcoat of paint to the undercoat will require that you repaint the vehicle and begin again. if uve got a tack rag handy u can use that but as its diy?? Cheers pedrobedro, Apr 19, 2010 #2. pedrobedro Man at Matalan. But yes, you should be able to get rid of the runs when flatting (as described below) - just try to rub only the run until its about flat in case you rub right through the lacquer! The trial colour is fine. Exactly!! Hope you found this article useful. As paint jobs became more complex, with pearl or metallic finishes, these simple paints could not hold up. Messages: … I hate painting. Different paints have different time frames. wet on wet in a full coat all over,then go over that with another coat right away. Basecoat paint is a unique easy to apply material. Take care at corner areas or raised ridges in the automobile as these areas have the thinnest layers of applied paint. Before a car can be painted with bc/cc, it must be sanded, filled and primed. how long should i leave it before lacquering? 2 Jul 2013 at 10:49 #4 "andy" Capodecina. You do not sand the base coat, you can spray the clear within a very short time of the last base coat. also do i just spray that lacquer strait onto the badge or is there any prep work after the paint? If you have runs in a 2-stage base coat you are spraying way too heavy. Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax 400ml . All you need to do, is apply a primer and undercoat with a roller to create the best surface. you do not clear over mistakes, ie:runs, fish eyes, etc..., you must correct any issues before applying the clear. Applying the lacquer separately gives that deep high gloss finish. Step 5 - Smooth the Surface. find out the time window on the brand of product you are using. I've painted a few bits and would suggest that if you are using the normal spray cans that you do a wet sand with something like a 1200 (min.) Lacquer: Lacquer is a well known substance that has been used to give objects a glossy or shiny finish. grit to smooth the surface. A bit of dust below 3 layers of lacquer will become a big issue if you have to sand down to where it is then re-apply each layer. High build primers contain high solids … This means you may have to sand the finish down and start over. E. Messages 17,468 Location … To prepare you car you don’t need to take all the paint off, you just need to rub the original paint down. Preparing for a BC/CC Paint Job. Allow the car to dry after the last application of sandpaper. It's Silver Leaf Metallic (BLVC421) and has had a little bit of panel work done to pass the MOT. Then put some laquer on ? the way to go,is get your colour built up with a mist coat,1-2 full coats,let it tack off the do a wet on wet to finish. It was fine for a year or so then the paint and laquar cracked like crazy paving. just painted my door badges in a Renault metallic silver. djmr2. How often are you going to paint and do you want a pro finish or a slapdash finish? No laquer on it yet. Blending Metallic Paintwork - posted in Bodywork, Paint and Detailing: Hi I'm having the devil's own game trying to do some paintwork repairs on my 25. I did so much reasearch and reading prior to this particular paint job, but the one thing I didn't even think about was a timeframe between base and clear!!! Do you think this 24 hour wait time is purely so you can rub it down.? I am about to lacquer 2k clear over week old finished coat. Waiting at least an hour will ensure the paint is dry before you apply another coat. Then, use a sprayer to apply 2 coats of primer to the car and wet sand with 2000 grit sandpaper. Spray on a second coat of paint. Messages 25,493 Drives Golf V5 19 Jan 2008 #2 Laquer then rub down with whatever you think is required, but defo sumat like 2000 or 1500 at worst if needed, then polish up . A clear coat is added over that paint to protect it. So, let it harden for a couple of days, then use 1200 or 1500 - I did 1200 then 1500 - with soapy water until it feels flat. Create a smoother surface on the paint with each successive pass of the sandpaper. Large areas or vehicles which do not need to be 100% perfect can be sanded with orbital or d/a sanders using dry abrasives, but the final finish is usually lower quality than if hand flatted The paint must be completely dry before you do anything else. Lacquer removal from plastic spoiler - dieselhead : Give it a rub down with a very fine cutting compound - if you rub too hard the metallic paint will shear and you will have to repaint with basecoat + laquer. For example, on a more humid day, you'll have to wait a little longer than normal. The weather will have a lot to do with how long it takes. 1 decade ago. It may seem dull but once you apply the clear coat it should restore the color. Your gloss finish is designed to be … Or what way do ya finish it off . Apply 2 coats of the base coat, and then wait for the paint to dry completely before sealing with 2 coats of clear coat. Do i rub it down with something like 2000 grit wet&dry very wet ? Rub down with paper, then undercoat, then first coat then second coat. (Why don't you sand the base before clear?) Now apply two coats of lacquer, separated by a gap of 15-minutes. The extra sanding helps to make the surface you're painting smooth and unblemished. Is that finish ok now to lacquer?. So. Halfords stock a petrol-resistant lacquer for fuel tanks/motorbikes etc. Then dust on the last two color coats and clear it without messing with it. 0 0. I used 1200 grit, very lightly, and I could still see the scratch marks through the lacquer. When I sanded the metallic paint it left smeary marks that looked like swipes and scratches that the clear coat would not hide. I removed the spoiler and rubbed it down to primer with some bare pu showing. Top. I've read the Halford's web site help page and it says metallic paints should be rubbed down with 1200 grit before lacquering. Save yourself lots of grief and use a spray can for larger areas! I would block it smooth now with 320 and 800 and redo your silver. I'm almost done my Ferrari F355 painted ferrari red with automotive lacquer, I'll post some pix when its done. I have denibbed and flatted down with 1500 paper, just about to apply decals. Only did it last Sunday. New paints were developed that added these finishes to a base color paint. Trust. I do not intend to rub down the hammerite, just clear lacquer over it. If the finish looks patchy, apply another coat of paint or wait until the surface is completely dry before rubbing it down and starting the lacquering process again. Painters Guide for Basecoat Paint Basecoat Paint – 2K Clear Lacquer & 2K Primer Filler Understanding basecoat paint: Basecoat paint dries matt or semi matt, and requires a top coat of clear gloss lacquer. 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