Painting a dodge intrepid its gold, guy wants it black for his son. I am painting in pieces.
Working on doors repaired a couple of dings and wiped panels with wax and grease remover looking for any slight low spot or ripple.
Painting it black I know everything will show. After my filler work blocked 80, 180. Applied 2k hi-build on filler and a few slight waves/ripples. Probably loaded up the slight wave and slight low spots with primer. You had to look real hard at an angle to spot these.
Well I wetsanded them with 400 grit wet pretty aggressively. Re-wet with wax and grease remover each square foot area hunting for any slight variation of light reflection in many directions. Looked great.
Applied the black sealer as its going on wet and slick I notice two slight waves in the panel. Pretty frustrating !!!!! I am assuming I should have blocked the primer with a courser grit 100/120/180. Guide coated and re-applied hi build and done final sand with 400 wet.
Still dont know how I couldnt find those slight waves by wet checking with the wax and grease remover ???
I told the wife if she hits the lottery I have painted my last car. But I would probably start playing around with it after a while.
Bitterness of a poor quality job long remains after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten