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Old 05-27-2019, 06:46 PM
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I just painted my lower part of the door, sanded it down and sprayed it with a spray can and didnít apply clear coat yet because there is orange peel in some places and a little bit of paint run. Should I just wet sand with 2000 grit sandpaper to smooth it out and if need be apply more paint and then apply clear coat? Or should I apply clear coat to the orange peeled paint and then wet sand it afterwards? I want to make this thing look as smooth as possible!!
 
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Evan Cinquini View Post
I just painted my lower part of the door, sanded it down and sprayed it with a spray can and didn’t apply clear coat yet because there is orange peel in some places and a little bit of paint run. Should I just wet sand with 2000 grit sandpaper to smooth it out and if need be apply more paint and then apply clear coat? Or should I apply clear coat to the orange peeled paint and then wet sand it afterwards? I want to make this thing look as smooth as possible!!
Before - reapply as needed - clear coat and if needed lightly wet sand again - Finer grit the better - Rattle can is only going to do so well - Dupli-color holds up well as it has more solids in the paint ....
 

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Before - reapply as needed - clear coat and if needed lightly wet sand again - Finer grit the better - Rattle can is only going to do so well - Dupli-color holds up well as it has more solids in the paint ......

so just spray the clear coat over the current paint now? And I did use Dupli-color. I just suck at spray paint lol I have dupli-color clear coat as well. Should I wash the dried new paint before applying clear coat?
 
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:12 PM
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so just spray the clear coat over the current paint now? And I did use Dupli-color. I just suck at spray paint lol I have dupli-color clear coat as well. Should I wash the dried new paint before applying clear coat?[/QUOTE]

No you miss understood me - Sorry -
Before you recoat or clear coat the area Sand the imperfections out.
Sand, tac rag, recoat, let cure, sand, tac rag, clear coat - sand if second coating or if needed, tac rag if recoating , let properly cure - wax - I perfer Mothers Wax ....
 

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No you miss understood me - Sorry -
Before you recoat or clear coat the area Sand the imperfections out.
Sand, tac rag, recoat, let cure, sand, tac rag, clear coat - sand if second coating or if needed, tac rag if recoating , let properly cure - wax - I perfer Mothers
Wax ....

Oh youíre fine haha Iím still new to painting. The broken down process makes more sense. Now what grit should I use for sanding it down?
 
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At least 200 the finer grit the better esp on finish work .....
 
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