Tips about how to do a good clear coat paint job

Nov 25, 2014 – China – Base coat and 1K Base Coat is more difficult than acrylic enamel because the paint has a tendency to run. This how-to explains just how to get that perfect glossy finish.

Remove or tape off any windows or non-painted trimming on the vehicle. Anything that you do not want to be the same color of the car when you are done should be removed to avoid accidentally spraying them with paint.

Strip off the old paint in the places that need it. You can do this by using paint remover or by simply sanding all of it off the vehicle. If the paint is good, then you only need to sand it with 360 grit sand paper. You should be down to bare metal when you are done.

Spray only the places that you fixed with primer. No exposed surface that you plan to paint should be left un-primed. Let the surface dry completely before you begin painting.

Wipe down the entire surface. You can use a painting prep solvent to remove any grease, wax or oils on it.

Spray the entire surface with your clear coat paint. Let it dry completely before sanding.

Use a buffer and buffing compound. Polish your clear coat and make your paint job shine.

Two or three coats of base coat should be sufficient for coverage. Be sure to allow the solvents in the paint to “flash-off” between coats to prevent drying problems.

After your first
2K Base Coat
dries, apply another one. Try spraying several very thin coats of base paint to avoid runs or drips in your paint’s surface. Try this with the clear coat paint as well.

Use a rubber block when sanding. This will prevent you from applying uneven pressure to the sand paper and sanding through. Rubber sanding blocks can be bought from a hardware store or vehicle paint shop.

Higher pressure may help to reduce runs and improve the flow of the clear coat.

“Flash-off” is the evaporating of the solvents in the paint. 5-10 minutes between coats is recommended based on temperature. A hazy finish means the paint has flashed-off.

Don’t just dip the sandpaper in water. Let it soak for a minute or two so it’s nice and wet.

If you make any mistakes (such as beading of paint), you can always sand it down and start over at the top.

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