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Proper lighting and primer color

Post by wayne57 on August 30th 2012, 9:08 pm

Ive been working on my 1951 chevy deluxe for six months and have fixed alot of major dents.
Now i have been doing this in a make shift garage and the body work i did looks great.
I decided to paint it satin black. I rolled on three heavy coats then sprayed the last three.
As we all know black is unforgiving, after the paint dried i saw so many what i would call finger dents.
Because of the poor lighting i worked in and the light gray primer i had used
(only cuz i had a almost a gallon left over from another project) i didnt see these small
imperfections. So i would suggest if painting with black use proper lighting and dark gray
or black primer. i should have known better about the color of the primer but i guess i thought
I had found all the dents. I mean the ones i see are not big and most people wouldnt even see them
but i do. I didnt strip the whole car either and the trunk lid looks like it should have stripped
and primed so i gonna strip it, prime it dark gray and then repaint it.
i will post some pics when i get some time.
Hope this advice helps someone out


thanks

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Re: Proper lighting and primer color

Post by cac1967 on August 30th 2012, 10:28 pm

I would use the light gray primer and shoot guide coat's of rattle can black paint, such as rusto laquer which you can get at auto zone or any other retailer that carries rusto.and block away, this will find all your small dent's and low spot's. thumbs up
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Post by retired plumber on August 31st 2012, 5:04 pm

Cac1967 is right on about that. Another way is to let water cascade over the body work to make it shine. You can also see perfections this way.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 31st 2012, 6:49 pm

What I have been doing on large flat areas like doors hoods etc is skim coat the entire panel with filler then block with 80 grit on a long board, then with 180, prime and block some more.
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