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Clear coat problem
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 25, 2004 9:11 PM
I am in a painting quandry. Tell me what you think. The project is a '53 Stude painted (rattle can) Model Master black with Boy'ds purple pearl flames in the right and left panet insets. Paint turned out good. Dried for 18 days. To sate my desire for the "personal best paint job" I overcoated with Model Master clear this eveing. Oops!! I have three lint fibres and some pin-point bubbles and a bit of orange peel. So my plan is to wait 2 weeks, wet sand lightly with 6,000 grit and give a final coat of clear. Is this the right process and progression of events? I need your masterful suggestions. Thanks for anyone's assistance.
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  • From: Southern Maryland
Posted by Likittysplit on Monday, January 26, 2004 1:53 AM
A careful wetsand with 6,000 grit should solve your lint and orange peel problems. If you think you "overcoated" does this mean you think you put too much clearcoat on? If theres an adequate clearcoat and you are going to wetsand with 6,000 grit, why not follow that up with 8,000 and then 12,000 grits and then wax? But sure, 6,000 grit to smooth it out and another thin coat of clear will work out nicely too.

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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Monday, January 26, 2004 9:06 AM
Did the clear coat turn out? Are you doing another coat? Are you going to place decals or paint where the lint is? The bubbles lightly sand & paint over again.

Just a few things i would ask myself.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Monday, January 26, 2004 12:30 PM
i agree with likkittysplit....all you need to do is use a polishing kit. it will look fantastic.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 11:31 AM
Thanks for the ideas and encouragement. Next question: How long should I allow the clear coat to gas out before wet sanding? My hobby room is in my basement and I live in dry NW Kansas. By the way the ground is finally white with 6" of snow and getting thicker. That snow is the reason I am home today enjoying myself with plastic and this website. YIPPEE! Thanks.
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 2:33 PM
if youre using model master clear, i would give it 2-3 weeks to be on the safe side.
enjoy the snow and try to keep it up there!!!Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 11:07 PM
For what its worth i almost always use a Waterbased Clearcoat if i'm not waxing out my kit. I also have a cabinet with closing doors that i put the car bodies in as soon as i am finished painting/clearcoating them. I find this helps greatly in the elimination of dust landing on the paint as it cures.

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