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Would a dark blue pearl get wet sanded between coats to fix any imperfections?
The pearl will be mixed in the base. Are there any precautions I need to watch out for when spraying?
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You can not sand base coat paint and clear. You will see that sanding marks and it will make the pearls look bad. Apply and clear then cut and polish the clear when dry.



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Would a dark blue pearl get wet sanded between coats to fix any imperfections?
The pearl will be mixed in the base. Are there any precautions I need to watch out for when spraying?
Thanks.
Regardless of what you read on the web in the past, modern day base coats do not get sanded in between. You spray light coats of base until you have the coverage you want, then shoot clear (again light coats) until you are happy with the coverage. Once dry, you then wet sand and buff.


As far as precautions, yes, make sure your sealer coat is dry before you spray your first coats of base, take your time, do not rush through it, or put too heavy a coat on to cause the base to run. same goes with the clear.

Then again, make sure your paint mix (reducers) is set for the temperature and humidity conditions you are shooting, or you could have problems with the end results. if you are not clear (no pun intended) about what I am posting about, then perhaps you should consult an expert in your area to paint the car for you.


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