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After spraying down a case with acid etch primer, do you go over it again with a regular primer or just go ahead and start with the paint?
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Do another coat, and then start the color coat.
    
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Even though you used the etch primer you should still scuff it up w/a scotch bright pad..Just mtc..
    
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Originally Posted by CudaBoy71 View Post
Even though you used the etch primer you should still scuff it up w/a scotch bright pad..Just mtc..
x2 exactly what i was about to say
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post #6 of 18
scuff again after the first etch coat, or just before any priming?
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post #7 of 18
Paint products are generally engineered to stick to themselves. Scuffing a surface initially is to help the adhesion process between paint and something else (typically metal or plastic).

Scuffing in between coats is generally done to fix boo boo's. Dust, runs, orange peel, etc. When you see someone say "light sanding between coats", smoothing the finish is most likely the objective. It shouldn't be needed to help the paint "stick" any better.
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Keeping the finish smooth makes it look better though, which is basically the entire point of painting.
    
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post #9 of 18
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Ok now i'm confused.

So the proper order to go in is:

Sand
2x etch primer
1-2x regular primer
3x+ paint (or until its even)
1x clearcoat

And sanding a bit between coats only if there are screwups like drips or a "wavy" finish or whatever else, right?
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Paint products are generally engineered to stick to themselves. Scuffing a surface initially is to help the adhesion process between paint and something else (typically metal or plastic).

Scuffing in between coats is generally done to fix boo boo's. Dust, runs, orange peel, etc. When you see someone say "light sanding between coats", smoothing the finish is most likely the objective. It shouldn't be needed to help the paint "stick" any better.
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