Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer
Lol. If u can fix that ill be amazed.
Well was really happy for about 4 hours today. Got all my parts primed, used the very last primer on me windowed side, and had all my parts with atleast 1 coat if paint...then I find that I somehow missed the complete back panel if the scout, so instead of getting everything done tonight like I thought ill have to go out and buy more primer tomorrow morning and wont be done till tomorrow night before I leave for the va hospital. How long should I let everything dry before I put it all together? I have also decided on ordering the 1st cav emblem/sticker and putting it on the front and cutting out all the holes of the grill behind it. Painting this scout has removed and ideas of being a professional painter I had in my heart lol.
I would say around three days, is it gloss? If so it will take longer to set than semi or flat use your fingernail to check how soft it is and keep it warm with air circulation.
I know alot of guys take everything apart but I'm not a big fan of that as it's really hard to re-assemble with out scratching and spray paint is not that durable.
Stay with it and you will be surprised how quick you will learn from those mistakes. I still screw up to this day every so often usually from trying to rush it. My story: I woke up one day and told myself I think I will start custom painting and my very first paint job was a candy brandywine over black base with white pearl. The hardest part...no internet to learn from. 5 years later I owned a body shop and was putting out "best in paint" winners.
Now it's just a hobby but I sure wish I still had that downdraft paint booth!
Good luck with the sleep study, I didn't sleep at all during mine. He says "you didn't sleep much"...duh thats why I'm here. I will send a prayer in hopes you get some good results.
Thanks for the case I have a new home already planned for it.....stay tuned.