Sealer, base and clear advice please

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by techg8, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    and lastly with the clear

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  2. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Looks great. Sure doesn't look like a home garage DIY paintjob. I would be happy with that outcome.
    I am closing in on paint. I have 2 coats of epoxy on bare metal , 2 coats of 2k primer on and blocked , with another 2 coats going on , three in problem areas (was a vinyl roof, not no more), then sealer. Your pics have given me incentive to get out there and blocksand.... Jim/Rott

    Body panels lined up prior to disassembly.
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    Laying on more primer... .
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  3. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Awesome. It's a lot of work ain't it.

    If there were two things I'd change about my job they would be 1) use epoxy on the bare metal instead of self etching primer. 2) reduce the clear by 1/4 or 1/2 part to get it to lay flatter.
  4. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    That's cool! Get r done
  5. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Looks great Ken!
  6. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Those newer pic. Fantastic
  7. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    That is not an easy color to spray. That is amazing. Impressed
  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Body work looks perfect
  9. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

  10. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Just going through the learning process on clear. Have a friend that used to teach auto body class at local college. He told me that the paint manufactures do not tell you to reduce clear because it makes the VOC's higher. He said do 10 to 20% reducer depending on air temp.
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  11. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    100% true
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