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Mercedes Rolling in progress

Post by Littlehandegan on January 27th 2013, 3:59 pm

Here she is. Sanded the car with 320 and applied a light coat. Little less than 50:50 with a little Penetrol.

First coat-




Second coat-




Any tips or comments?

Should I do another coat and then wetsand, or do so now?
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Post by Littlehandegan on January 27th 2013, 4:00 pm

I also have YouTube videos
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Post by Littlehandegan on January 27th 2013, 10:55 pm

Anyone?
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Post by LARRYBOMB on January 28th 2013, 12:46 am

I haven't started my first project yet but when it gets warm I got a Ranger to paint. A lot projects I have read about usually roll 2 coats of paint then wet sand. I think it is all based on how flat your paint looks. If your not really seeing orange peel you could probably do another coat. I think most people start with 400 grit before the first coat. Maybe do a 3rd coat and then sand with 400 grit and see how it looks. Someone with some experience will comment and give you some good advice shortly I'm sure. Keep us posted and good luck.
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Post by wantajav on January 28th 2013, 1:44 pm

Yes, 2nd coat then a sand. You want to be able to get anough paint on there but what you don't want to do is build up big thick layers of orange peel, so it is a balance. Ultimately you'll do

2 coats then sand, 2 more coats, sand, then 2 final coats and sand buff

say 400 wet/dry for the first one, then 600 grit for the second and 800 for the third sandings. now comes the fun part with 1000 grit wet/dry and depends how far you want to go maybe 1200 then get out the polisher.
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Post by Littlehandegan on January 28th 2013, 3:10 pm

3rd coat applied after light wet sand with 600.





Still not full coverage
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Post by Samilcar on January 28th 2013, 5:19 pm

I didn't get full coverage until the 8th coat. Don't worry, you're doing it right. Thin coats equals very flat, shiny paint at the end.
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Post by rmdhokie on January 29th 2013, 6:22 am

Looking good. Keeping rolling. Thin coats are key!
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Post by Littlehandegan on January 29th 2013, 8:10 pm

4th coat - Wet sand tommorow with 800 tommorow





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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on January 31st 2013, 4:18 pm

That's starting to look good. More coverage equals more gloss.
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Re: Mercedes Rolling in progress

Post by Littlehandegan on January 31st 2013, 9:13 pm











4 coats

This is after a quick wetsanding with 800. You can see some spots where I wasnt getting good coverage and caused "lines".

Another 2 coats going on then wetsand with 1000.

And another 2.
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Post by Mercurymarc on February 4th 2013, 4:35 am

Lookin good! Remember that thinner is better!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 5th 2013, 6:36 pm

Looks really good. Take your time and it will come out perfect
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Post by Techmaven on March 4th 2013, 8:21 pm

Nice work!

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Post by Ian67 on March 11th 2013, 1:44 am

Ya this is looking great! I always find that looking at these projects inspires me to get it together and do something of my own. Let's see some more pics. Smile
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