TheCoatingStore.com

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 36 of 36

Thread: Seal Coat

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    564

    Default

    Once I put the base coat on do I have to wet sand before the clear?

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    olympia,wa
    Posts
    2,011

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsinjimmy View Post
    Once I put the base coat on do I have to wet sand before the clear?
    typically no. read the tds for the paint you're using, it will give you all the recoat instructions. most base/clear systems are designed to put clear directly over the base within a certain time window. ideally you avoid touching the base with anything, just put the clear on.
    b marler

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    564

    Default

    Thank you lets hope all goes well

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    564

    Default

    The kit my son bought a Base/Clear came with a hardner where does that go? Do we need to reduce the paint the sheet says 4:1

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    46,844

    Default

    The hardener can go in both base and clear but most products only put it in the clear. Read the technical data for your products.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    olympia,wa
    Posts
    2,011

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsinjimmy View Post
    The kit my son bought a Base/Clear came with a hardner where does that go? Do we need to reduce the paint the sheet says 4:1
    read and follow the mixing instructions for your particular product. mix ratio can be vastly different depending on what you're using. i always start with the mix the manufacturer recommends and try a spray test on something to see how it lays out. make any adjustments before putting anything on the car. most paints can stand a little extra reducer if you need it to help reduce orange peel. go lightly though, a little can make a big difference. take notes on what you did so you can reproduce it later. note everything. temperature of the air, and car. exact mix ratio, air pressure, gun settings, get it all.
    b marler

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •