Sealer for sunroof and time before taping on acry. enamel
You guys are great in here, have had almost all my question answered, and now i have another. I need to put the sunroof back into my datsun before final paint and need to know what sealer i need to use that will (1) bridge a 1/8" gap because it doesnt fit completely flush all the way around. and (2) can be painted over or be either red in color or black. I have tried windshield goop when i first put it in and that was a BIG mistake, that stuff isnt meant to be used overhead, when it got really hot the first few weeks this stuff made some long snot looking drips all over my seats. Also want to know how long i need to wait to tape over acrylic enamel paint for stripes without lifting the paint or anything else that might go wrong. i have tried several times to contact the manufacturer and havent gotten any kind of response for taping time. What i am trying to do is shoot everything in the candy apple red then tape off the center stripe and then shoot the pearl over the rest of the car and then untape and clear everything.
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated
Use a "good" urethane seam sealer like the Fusor below. Mask either side of the seam apply the sealer using a caulk gun then run your gloved finger along the seam to distribute the sealer evenly and remove the masking tape. Once the sealer is hard (approximately 24 hours) you can paint it. The Fusor seam sealer comes in white, black and neutral (tan). This sealer adheres real well and it gets like hard rubber and stays that way.
Thanks Len will be getting some but have to look and see if there is anything else i want to get from you and then combine everything. Now if anyone could tell me how long i need to wait before i apply tape over the acrylic enamel to mask off the stripe......Without destroying the paint......3 weeks to go, then comes the reassembly process and then start making an interior.....ughhhh
Fresh acrylic enamel can stay soft for a long time unlike acrylic urethane which (in most cases) gets hard much more quickly. The temperature greatly effects the hardening process, the warmer it is the faster paint hardens. The products used can also effect the time it takes to harden and if a hardener was used in the paint it will harden more quickly.
Originally Posted by slyhog22056
Press your thumb hard on the surface for about 10 seconds then wipe the spot to see if the finger print disappears. If the print goes away you can probably tape on it but prior to putting tape on the paint wipe the tape across your pant leg to help remove some of the stickiness. For taping stripes you should use Fine Line tape linked below.
Take the tape off the enamel carefully as soon as the paint is hard enough that you won't easily hurt it.
the paint says it is air dry in approx 60 minutes without the hardner, dont know with it in it, and i have a 24 hour recoat window, so i guess waiting for 1 hour tape it off and shoot the pearl then wait about 10 minutes then remove the fineline and making paper to shoot the clear. i hope the 10 minutes would be enough for the pearl to be hard enough to pull off the fineline carefully, definetly dont want to mess this up, the stripe is 13" wide, the center part of a datsun hood, I only have 2 weeks to get it paiinted and get all the windows back in it, the city here is having a heyday with this car, i leave it outside since i am still getting the smaller pieces ready to bolt on to paint it is covered in 10 mil plastic and a car cover but they are telling me it has to display the inspection stickers and license stickers as well as the plates.
Is there anything different about the intercoat clear and regular clear for the pearl??
I would use an intercoat for the pearl as regular clear is going to give you a lot more film build which isn't a good thing.