The clear will lay right on top of the final coat of base. I then took a look at the Tremont video and realized the issue. Tack cloth would work well too, but the plain cotton t works well for me. Need help with a clear coat that wont eat decals but can be sanded and polished. cdunton. No wheel, just doing it by hand. Wet sanding can be as scary as using the rotary to some. And throw the turtle wax away. Maybe even point heat lamp at it. I find this works about 70% of the time when the clear coat isn't looking glossy when dry. Additional thoughts welcome! Then apply clear coat, lightly sand and rub again with compound. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You can use touch up paint, will not look as good as a respray, but a hell of a lot cheaper. Secret is … To be clear, I noticed these marks a few days back after putting the clear on. I tried heating it up with a hair dryer and that didn't help much. Looks to me like you've sanded through the clear coat and into the basecoat. Thanks for the help, folks! Relevance . I've been out of town and hadn't really looked at it in a while, and noticed the fog while cleaning it up. Then, wrap a sheet of the wet sandpaper around a sanding block and sand your car in small sections. After working on each section, use a rag soaked in a solution of water and car soap to keep the surface wet, which will prevent the clear coat … This is (obviously?) Just a quick note, you may be getting to the point where enough of the clear urethane or lacquer has been rubbed off to just be really careful when sanding and polishing that it doesn't look like you are hitting the metallic portion of the paint. Future wont work. The clear that I have use thus far is Scale finishes superclear. Thanks: 0. While the entire process might take a considerable amount of time, you must do it with a lot of … To sand a clear coat, start by soaking some sandpaper in water for 1 hour to soften the edges so they don’t scratch the coat. today we debunk the myths and shed the fear! The high is okay, but coming down off it is icky. Get a little too aggressive with your sander and in a heartbeat you can cut right through the thin face veneer on plywood. I a two coat patch about 10 inches in diameter of clear over the repair area then after I was done with all the repairs, I cleaned up everything and shot three more coats of clear for build and depth. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). The clear coat is also Rust-Oleum acrylic enamel gloss clear. The nice thing about polishing is that it's a "soft" approach to correcting dull clear… If you wet sanded the final coat of clear until it was flat using grits in the thousands and finisihing with a min of 1500 (I prefer 2000), then what did you buffed it, either something is wrong with the buffing (probably not buffed enough for example) or the clear is bad. I need to sand down some imperfections so I'll sand the whole hood with 600 or 800. When I last repainted a panel, I sanded the until i got through to colour, then sprayed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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If this is a high metallic color, let it set and dry 24 hours. Hide a Sanded-Through Spot. The video about removing the fog said it was due to moisture/too much clear. You wet sanded the clear coat (but for what reason?). 1,448 442. cdunton. At this point I sanded it back. By harpreetgill21 in forum Wet-Sanding, Cutting & Buffing. Dislikes: 0. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Re: Wet sanded through clear coat, fix? Better to not get high in the first place. I just did an entire series on how to prep, paint, sand and polish motorcycle fairings. Most clear paints can be used. The clear coat should be wet-sanded with 400 grit sandpaper. Had some bad runs on one fender. Turtle wax "scratch and swirl remover" ultra fine polish with some pads from AutoZone. If you have clear coat premixed, then you let it dry overnight, sand and buff next day. My husband and I decided to stain and finish our unfinished fireplace (it is a large, removable oak surround piece). Does this product claim that after you sand the clear coat you can just polish it back to a shine? The video about removing the fog said it was due to moisture/too much clear. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I tried heating it up with a hair dryer and that didn't help much. Hi everybody, I desperately need help correcting a finishing mistake. Sanding between coats (just enought to knock the gloss off) is necessary - and on those coats I use a plain old white t-shirt with NOTHING on it. Dremel with polishing Wool pad. Anonymous. I'll redo the top coat and then just use the 2k clear on that. 1,448 442. This simple technique repairs damaged veneer. Step 1. I guess it would not hurt to give the car a bath, then clay it, follow it with Meguiars show car glaze and a application of Meguiars hi-tech yellow wax. » Detailing Classes . Then clear. The sanding steps help diminish the clear coat until the entire surface is smooth. There is no going back from that other than respraying. I bought some … Do you have experience with the sanding, cutting (compounding) and polishing process? If the spot is a mark from rubber, paint or other surface effects, proceed to Section 2. Can clear coat line from removed pinstripes be sanded down? I based an clear coated my hood about 48 hours ago, 2 wet coats of clear. The blue is a Dupli-Color perfect match. It has a white racing stripe up top, so that and the base coats are Rust-Oleum acrylic enamel gloss white. I've always thought you had to repsray the clear after sanding it, but I could be wrong. I was told that I needed to sand down all of the clear coat in order to spray primer and than repaint it. If so your best bet will be to 2k as good as possible, polish while avoiding problematic areas and get another clear coat on. We stained it and finished it with one coat of poly and it looked beautiful. Simple procedure is, wetsand with 400 - 600 to get a good smooth surface to paint on, wipe down with wax/grease remover, tack rag, spray base, & give each coat 15 … NOTE: I fixed the problem causing poor atomization. Edit: check your viscosity levels and use a good clean little HVLP sprayer and you shouldn't need to touch your topcoat clear at all. Bare in mind that this was all done using cans. At this point I sanded it back. By techcode in forum Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions! I put that clear coat in two weekends ago and decided I wanted to put a couple coats of a better clear (spraymax 2k) on to prevent issues with gas spills. I thought sanding and polish would help but maybe it's making it worse. Touch up paint with a few light coats will cover. Post Feb 03, 2019 #2 2019-02-03T20:36. Will take you good couple hrs of no rush job. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last. Press J to jump to the feed. I like Dupont 480s for this. I then took a look at the Tremont video and realized the issue. If you don't, sand next day and repeat with clear coat. Sanded through clear coat - touch up paint help, Sanded through Clear Coat on 1999 Chevy Silverado, Help! And what kind of paint finish is it? I sanded through my clear coat, If this is your first visit, be sure to While I was sanding out the clear coat on the fairing, I sanded through in several places on flat surfaces; the front under the windscreen, on one panel on the side and several spots inside the headlight shell. Your expertise would be greatly appreciated. Run your finger perpendicular to the spot on your clear coat. I painted my dart with shop line jb 9300 base (black) & shop line jc 620 clear , found some solvent pop & sanded out & hit the base should I be able to just re clear or should I dust a little base over that area then clear it ? Sometimes if the foggyness is simply due to a sheen disruption, another layer will solve that! By theparmachine in forum Auto Detailing 101, http://www.facebook.com/deltadetailingservices, Sales & Promotions - For forum members and non-forum members. Prevention Carry out a solvent test on problem substrates. Car was cleared saturday. 2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and lane splitting. While the clear coat is beautiful and high gloss, no matter how hard I tried, I ended up with some dust specs in the top layer (and according to West tech support that is quite common due to the long drying time). If your fingernail catches the edge of the mark, it is a scratch; proceed with this section. You need to wet sand clear coats with very fine sandpaper. After that clear, I sanded the whole thing and put one more layer of clear over the whole body. This shot is of the nasty bare metal burn through from above after blowing in base with an air brush and four coats of clear. Previous; X of 5; View all; Next; Hide a Sanded-Through Spot . Unsuitable priming materials, top coats or reducers. I'll redo the top coat and then just use the 2k clear on that. (Gloss or matte. PDA: sanded through clear coat. Clear coating can be done by a professional shop using a two-part polyurethane with a paint and catalyst or with standard clear enamel/acrylic paint that can be found at most hardware or hobby stores or on-line at locations like Amazon.com or Walmart.com. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. The clear coat was thin and went on too rough due to poor atomization. I want to paint some black strips around my hood scoop, then clear coat the whole hood again.Will I be ok painting on top of sanded c/c. I ended up clear-coating a wooden vanity top with multiple layers of West Systems epoxy resin and clear coat hardener. Some imperfections so i 'll redo the top coat and then just use the 2k on... 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