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READY TO SPRAY PAINT

Ready To Spray Paint (you need an air compressor and a spray gun)

Surface Preparation

Thoroughly clean the area to be repaired with dish soap (Joy, Dawn etc.) and water. Then dry completely. Use prep solvent and a clean lint free towel to assure the surface is free of wax, oil, and other surface contaminates. For better results do not apply paint in direct sunlight, high humidity, or where silicone waxes and tire dressings are present. Test the color match on the provided test card before doing anything else to your car.

You need to use a paint respirator to spray this paint.

Basic Sanding

Sand out rust, scratches, or bad surface damage with 180-320 grit sandpaper. Primer will cover over 180-320 grit sand scratches. Use 600 wet sandpaper to sand the area you will use basecoat. Wet sand the blend panel (area that might get some basecoat and will get clearcoated) with 1000-1500 grit wet sandpaper. Entire area to be painted should be dull and smooth.

For new plastic parts lightly scuff the area with a grey fine scuff pad. For new metal parts you may lightly use a red (medium) for topcoating with solid colors or grey scuff pad (fine) for metallic and pearls.

Primer

One part Acrylic Lacquer Primer: Easiest to use. Ready to spray. Shake it up. Stir it with a paint stick. Strain it with a strainer right in to the gun cup. Recommended tip size is 1.4. Spray several coats of lacquer primer waiting 5 minutes between each coat. Wait 20 minutes before wet sanding with 600 water sandpaper.

2 part Urethane Primer: This is catalyzed so don't let it sit in the gun too long. Clean your paint gun immediately to prevent damage. This product has the best adhesion. Recommended tip size is 1.5-1.8 All solvent is added, but a small amount of primer catalyst (hardener) has been provided. Mix this together in a separate plastic cup at a 4 to 1 ratio. Apply 2-3 medium coats waiting 5-10 minutes between each coat. Sand after 2 hours with 600 grit wet sandpaper.

Basecoat Color

Urethane Base Coat: Ready to spray. Shake stir with a paint stick. Strain it right into the gun cup. Use a gun with a 1.3-1.4 tip size. Apply 2-3 medium wet coats or until covered. Allow each coat to dry handslick (dull) before going to the next coat. A final mist coat can be used to make the metallic appear more even. Do not solvent clean or sand in between coats of basecoat color. Allow the basecoat to dry a minimum of 15 minutes to apply clearcoat.

Tri-coat

If you're using tri-coat, you'll have to use the groundcoat color first, one coat at a time until the area is covered. Then you use the midcoat pearl color. Apply one coat at a time until you achieve the pearl effect of the factory color.

Clearcoat

Acrylic Lacquer Clear Coat: Wait one hour for the base coat color to dry before application. Easiest to use. Ready to spray. Shake it up. Stir it with a paint stick. Strain it with a strainer right into the gun cup. Recommended tip size is 1.4. Create a slow build one coat at a time. It takes 4 medium wet coats with a dry time of 5-10 minutes between coats.

Acrylic Urethane Clear Coat: Highest quality. This is catalyzed so don't let it sit in the gun too long. Clean your paint gun immediately to prevent damage. All solvent is added, but a small amount of clear coat catalyst (hardener) has been provided. Mix this together in a separate plastic cup. It has a 4-1 clear coat to clear hardener ratio. Apply 2 wet coats allowing the first coat to flash off for 2-5 minutes. Dust free time is 45 minutes, if you need to buff this clear you can wet sand with 1500 and polish after 24 hours, but is the easier before 48 hours has elapsed.

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