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Personally, I prefer to sand the fill primer and not the etching. Blow off the dust, tack off and ... Then after one full color coat which has dried, a light 800g to remove any imperfections, then tack off and spray the final color coats/clear.
    
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Keeping the finish smooth makes it look better though, which is basically the entire point of painting.
Yes but before you add color coat, you sand the primer, so you smooth it down anyway. Theres no reason to sand b/w coats of primer.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
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?
At least 2x coats of primer (etching or regular. Etching ifyou dont have any deep pinholes/scratches to fill, if you do, then regular)

2-4x color coats. I generally do at least 2 and if more are needed keep adding until the coat/color is even. Lighter colors (whites/yellows) will need more coats than darker colors (dark blues/crimson/black)

At least 2x clear coats, if not up to 4. Just make sure its evenly coated.



Edit: Sorry for the double post.
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Yes but before you add color coat, you sand the primer, so you smooth it down anyway. Theres no reason to sand b/w coats of primer.
What he said
    
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painting is officially a pain in the butt
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painting is officially a pain in the butt
Lol, nah its not that hard. It's just that everyone has their own personal way they like to do it
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Lol, nah its not that hard. It's just that everyone has their own personal way they like to do it
I'm just very very very impatient
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I'm just very very very impatient
Then painting will not be fun.
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