Or what way do ya finish it off . £10.00. 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. Your gloss finish is designed to be … 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. 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. Paint a coat of primer onto the veneer finish, sanding the surface once more after the coat of primer has dried thoroughly. Then, use a sprayer to apply 2 coats of primer to the car and wet sand with 2000 grit sandpaper. The weather will have a lot to do with how long it takes. Cheers pedrobedro, Apr 19, 2010 #2. pedrobedro Man at Matalan. This is called base coat/clear coat, or bc/cc. I used 1200 grit, very lightly, and I could still see the scratch marks through the lacquer. I had a rear spoiler painted by a mate. Top. 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. If you allow them to remain there, they may blow onto your work as you paint, ruining the look of your paint job. 4 out of 5 stars (32) Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax 400ml Add to basket Add (opens a popup) Adding. also do i just spray that lacquer strait onto the badge or is there any prep work after the paint? If you don’t prime the surface with sealer, the plaster will soak up any paint like a sponge, so you’ll waste a lot and end up doing more coats than you’ll need.Allow all bare or new plaster to dry completely before decorating. Allow the car to dry after the last application of sandpaper. 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. Hope you found this article useful. Eager RMS Regular. 6. For example, on a more humid day, you'll have to wait a little longer than normal. All you need to do, is apply a primer and undercoat with a roller to create the best surface. If you're having an issue with too much texture or getting runs in the paint, you may want to sand. 0 0. So. Now all the male friends male family members and male neighbours will ask who did it for you and you will have a nice warm glow when you tell them!!! It was fine for a year or so then the paint and laquar cracked like crazy paving. find out the time window on the brand of product you are using. 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. Painting spoiler with metallic base and 1k laquar - posted in Bodywork and Painting: Hi, Im a painting newbie. Posts: 20 Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:35 … 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 . grit to smooth the surface. If you are using aerosols, youll need two or three coats of lacquer spaced approx half an hour apart. Users of power tools, particularly D.A. If you have runs in a 2-stage base coat you are spraying way too heavy. It's PPG acrylic. Different paints have different time frames. You do not sand the base coat, you can spray the clear within a very short time of the last base coat. When I sanded the metallic paint it left smeary marks that looked like swipes and scratches that the clear coat would not hide. Halfords stock a petrol-resistant lacquer for fuel tanks/motorbikes etc. 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. E. Messages 17,468 Location … you dont lacquer celly as a rule.dont rub a metallic,or you will cut the metal particals,which knackers the finish. Messages: … This is probably the easiest surface to paint onto. how long should i leave it before lacquering? To prepare you car you don’t need to take all the paint off, you just need to rub the original paint down. Step 5 - Smooth the Surface. Then give the area a few very thin coats of laquer. Is that finish ok now to lacquer?. Otherwise the silver will stand up way too much through the clear. I'll just try lacquer directly on top of the paint … 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.) whilst with solid colours it can be quickly removed and covered with a bit more paint. Waiting at least an hour will ensure the paint is dry before you apply another coat. I would block it smooth now with 320 and 800 and redo your silver. Paint Spraying-Humidity and Temperature Warning! You shouldn't use any abrasive on an un-lacquered metallic paint. Trust. I hate painting. djmr2. I use a couple of gravity fed spray guns, they are both economy guns. I have denibbed and flatted down with 1500 paper, just about to apply decals. Once the initial coat has dried, repeat the process. Do you think this 24 hour wait time is purely so you can rub it down.? Before a car can be painted with bc/cc, it must be sanded, filled and primed. As paint jobs became more complex, with pearl or metallic finishes, these simple paints could not hold up. sweetkidda megane May 16, 2007 #2 should b ok to laquer straight over as long as the base color is dry!!! You can wait a slightly shorter or longer amount of time if you think the paint takes less or more than an hour to dry. you do not clear over mistakes, ie:runs, fish eyes, etc..., you must correct any issues before applying the clear. if uve got a tack rag handy u can use that but as its diy?? 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. Only did it last Sunday. 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. These finishes to a base color paint metallic silver a more humid day, you have! 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