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    My fathers car has had some minor bodywork done, the colour has been sprayed on but no clear coat as yet.

    What steps should be taken before and after applying the clear coat? Also baring in mind it'll be from a can.

    Any help and advice gratefully appreciated.
     
     

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    Make sure you give the paint work a good clean, even use pre-paint spary to make sur its spotless,

    get it in a warm dust free enviroment and make sure your laquer is shaken really well, like 3 minutes solid shaking... tset spray it on a piece of card to make sure its flowing out evenly.

    Hold the can about 8 inches away from the masked up area your spraying (mask it well) keep your hand moving side to side as you spary pressing down on the can everytime you make a pass in front of the paintwork, then release as your at the other end...

    keep up this process building the layers really slow.

    only spary one very thin layer to start, litterally a dusting of it, walk away for ten minutse and repeat through out the day till you've built the layers up nicely.

    Rub down any raised parts with a very fine grade wet and dry paper and then buff!

    good luck
     
     

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    How big an area should be left exposed for the clear coat?

    I take it more than the resprayed area then just kind of blend it in?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SootE46 View Post
    My fathers car has had some minor bodywork done, the colour has been sprayed on but no clear coat as yet.

    What steps should be taken before and after applying the clear coat? Also baring in mind it'll be from a can.

    Any help and advice gratefully appreciated.
    if at all possible in any way try and use a compressor and an air brush. trust me this makes life so much easier in my pinion... the cans just dont give an even enough mist to get it right.. it also tends to run more... thats what i have found in my experience anyway.

    anyhow if the area is hard to keep dust free try wetting the floor to stop dust from going up.

    also make sure the coats are thick and wet, otherwise it wont be very shiny.. and u wont be able to flat it and buff it to make it shine either..

    hope this helps.
     
     

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    Idealy you need to take the laquer to the nearest edges or lines on the car.....

    what car is it?? and where on it are you doing??
     
     

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    Dont put too much laquer as i was told by a sprayer that the reason some repairs look a different colour is because more laquer was put on which makes the paint look darker than orginal paintwork.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl316 View Post
    Idealy you need to take the laquer to the nearest edges or lines on the car.....

    what car is it?? and where on it are you doing??
    It's the rear wheel arch of a Passat estate, it wasn't rotten just caught it on a stone wall.
    A friend has matched the paint colour but had no laquer (they are in the middle of nowhere in France) and my folks are coming over here soon and my father wants to laquer it then.

    Edit: so ideally it'd need most of the panel spraying and not just the affected area?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collister5 View Post
    Dont put too much laquer as i was told by a sprayer that the reason some repairs look a different colour is because more laquer was put on which makes the paint look darker than orginal paintwork.
    correct! and you dont want it to run either..

    too little and the paint finish will look like orange peel.. ie not smooth
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwsparesuk View Post
    correct! and you dont want it to run either..

    too little and the paint finish will look like orange peel.. ie not smooth
    I take it I'll therefore have to spray the panel upto where the normal creases are in the panel and mask from there, then apply a number of coats before flatting with some 1200 grit before buffing?

    Should I be doing anything to the areas of original laquer that are going to be sprayed over prior to the spraying itself?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SootE46 View Post
    I take it I'll therefore have to spray the panel upto where the normal creases are in the panel and mask from there, then apply a number of coats before flatting with some 1200 grit before buffing?

    Should I be doing anything to the areas of original laquer that are going to be sprayed over prior to the spraying itself?

    try using 2000 after 1200 before buffing.. will be easier to buff and shine better..

    original lacquer will need to be keyed, ie give it a nice surface for the new lacquer to stick to.. i always give it a quick rub down with some 1200 until the point where i cant see any pits/dimples, and the whole area to be painted it dull..

    try practising lacquering a scrap panel you may hav lying around or something..
     
     

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