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    Hi, i'm repairing some rust on my car, and wanted to clarify a couple of points please - im confused about the application of metallic paint. Halfords says to 1200 grit the base coat before the clearcoat, but it looks awful and i can find no other reference to this.

    Is that correct?

    Are the steps:

    1 - primer
    2 - base coat
    3 - clear coat

    or,
    1 - primer
    2 - clear coat
    3 - 1200 grit to make it matt
    4 - clear coat

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    Ok think i have my answer found elsewhere... posting here for other's benefit if they come across this..

    Halfords are talking bollix and step 3 1200 grit is not required.
     
     

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    Right i've done the base coats, and two coats of lacquer

    The clearcoat has dried nicely, and i'm happy with the finish as it goes... but, the finish is MATT!

    What have i done wrong, or is this expected, and it buffs up in polish stage?

    Looks kind of cool, but I wanted it shiney!

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    ok i dont think i put enough lacquer on, so it looks better now.. hope it sticks though
     
     

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    hmm the bits i havent painted look like an old honda with its lacquer peeling off.. the bits i did paint look awesome!!

    What gives?
     
     

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    Can anyone help the OP here.... clearly he is talking to himself
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwmike View Post
    Hi, i'm repairing some rust on my car, and wanted to clarify a couple of points please - im confused about the application of metallic paint. Halfords says to 1200 grit the base coat before the clearcoat, but it looks awful and i can find no other reference to this.

    Is that correct?

    Are the steps:

    1 - primer
    2 - base coat
    3 - clear coat

    or,
    1 - primer
    2 - clear coat
    3 - 1200 grit to make it matt
    4 - clear coat

    Thanks
    Mike
    Mike
    This is how i would complete an area

    primer
    Rub down
    Tack cloth
    colour x 3 coats
    rub down but only when completely dry, which also give a key for the clear
    Tack cloth
    clear coat x 3
    then a cut and polish to the clear coat mate to finish, again only when completley dry

    Hope this helps mate
     
     

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