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I am getting ready to prime my black body Coupe. This is my first major project, I painted a fender before as well as spraying most of a truck that had already been primed. I want decent paint, but not looking for show car. Red with white stripes and meatballs, nonmetallic PPG Deltron DBU base/clear. I have already bought paint. Trying to stick to a tight budget.

I have ground the seams, faired with Rage filler and sanded the whole car. I am planning on using Slick Sand primer, several coats, then a light rattle can guide coat followed by block sanding, 180 up to 400. Planning on shooting the primer in my driveway, no booth. I believe I do not have any major deficiencies in my filler, but...

if I need to, can I go back over the SS with filler?
I got some red Evercoat pigment to add to the SS, thinking it will make the red hide better. OK to do this?

For sanding blocks, I have long flexible and rigid boards and a hand sized block. For the filler I also used a pool noodle chopped up as a poor man's DuraBlock. I cut small pieces for fender valleys. Seemed to work well.

I understand I may need to reprime after blocking. I am not planning on using a sealer. PPG does not say if DBU is OK on the Slick Sand, but it seems that they OK it over their own primers that are similar to SS.

After the Slick Sand is blocked, I am planning on going straight to my stripe/meatball basecoat, putting on a bunch of layers as I have a quart of paint which is more than enough. I figure more coats should hide the reddish primer. I will then follow with a couple of coats of clear over the stripe area. Later, I will then scuff/sand clear. This will give me plenty of time to mask the stripes later, not making for too long a day. I will get low tack vinyl circles to do the meatballs. Will set up booth in garage for base/clear.

Later will do red base, remove masking and clear over everything. I hope that several coats will smooth the transition at the stripe to my modest expectations. Not sure I will wet sand the clear if it looks decent, but that can be done at any time correct?
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· Peckin' away at it
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Thanks, really helps to get more details and advice.
 
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