Asked by: Gurmail Horauf
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th April, 2020

Should you sand color coat before applying clearcoat?

But no, you don't sand before clearing unless you wait too long to apply the clear. You can let the base dry and sand before you clear but that is not the way it's meant to be applied. Ideally, you ultra-fine the clear and buff it to a glossy shine after you've applied it to a properly cured, unsanded base.

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Similarly one may ask, how do you color sand before clear coat?

Bill - lightly wet sand with some 600 grit. Clean it up, then wipe it down with a tack rag before you shoot the clear. i wet sand with 1000 grit, then tack rag. then do top coats of clear.

Beside above, can you sand clear coat and respray? The bad news is, you can't just sand for adhesion and respray clear coat. You can sand for adhesion and spray a new coat of clear over the base, but it will never lock in, and it will always sit on top of the old clear at the edges. The new clear coat will never be as strong as the original and will fail much quicker.

Similarly, you may ask, how long do you let base coat dry before clear coat?

You want to give about 15-20 minutes in between base coats and then about 20-30 minutes after your last base coat before you apply the clear coat. If you wait 48 hours, the base coat will be too dry and the clear coat will have a harder time sticking to it.

When can I apply clear coat after spray painting?

Allow 30 minutes after base coat color has been applied to apply the clear coat. Apply 4-5 wet (but not dripping) coats waiting 10+ minutes in between coats. Each coat should be dry to the touch (not tacky) before moving on to the next.

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