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Old 05-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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Hey it was the oil. Thanks. Alright now Im painting my plastics and tank. Can painting. Looks good. Anyways I have a few questions I laid down my color and I am wondering where I go from here. Ive heard to wet sand w 1500 grit then 2000 grit. Use rubbing compound then clear coat it. Now should I do that or should I clear coat first then sand then compound? In the first side fairing there a couple slight runs that I wouldnt mind cleaning up cause I got a little heavy. Plus im looking for a nice shiny finish. Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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If you happen to be using Colorite spray, Motorcycle Paint - ColorRite they say to spray the clear coat while the color coat is still wet, so obviously you can't sand the color coat. 1500 to 2000 before clearcoat is good for the clearcoat, but only after 2-3 days dry time.

There are many types of paint and they all have different application processes. Follow the manufacturer's instructions, or at least check online for the type of paint you're using (Urethane, laquer, enamel, BBQ rattle-can).
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jvshouse View Post
Hey it was the oil. Thanks.
Hey.....what was the oil ???
Oh, that was in another thread.
PLEASE visit that thread and close it out with your fix report.
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