View Full Version : sanding base
02-02-2008, 09:07 PM
ive had guys tell me the base needs to be sanded before clear ive never done that and my paint always come out good looks great after i buff (thats my opinion) any suggestions welcome
I use several different brands of paint and NONE recommend sanding between base and clear. Read the tech sheets for the products you're using and I think you'll find that the base doesn't get sanded unless there's something wrong or you wait too long and you're out of the "recoat window".
02-02-2008, 10:21 PM
^^^ what he says. However your getting that advice from isn't doing you any favors.
02-02-2008, 10:38 PM
That's a folk tale...just forget about it, the guy that told you that is full of hot air...modern systems require that you do not sand the basecoat...imaging sanding into a metalic or pearl basecoat...it just makes no sense at all...
02-02-2008, 11:53 PM
thats what i thought my data sheets all say 24 hrs and recoat i thought he was full of sh.. thats why i never did it, we have argued now i can show him this (ive also never saw one of his paint jobs) thanks for all your comments and help
02-03-2008, 01:16 AM
The re-coat window is just how long you have before applying the Clear. Once outside of it then you would need to scuff/sand the base and apply another coat of Base before the Clear.
02-03-2008, 07:34 AM
think he meant to nib sand trash do u? still, i'd blow color over what i'd nibbed. clear likes to magnify.
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