rain? whats that!
Help with paint touch up.
Buddies bike has some deep gouges and I need some advice on how to proceed.
So far, I've
- removed old paint and rust
- applied a coat of primer
As the picture shows, the gouge is pretty deep and will need somekind of buildup to bring it back to surface level (more primer??)
However it doesent have to be 100% smooth.
Another thing of note is that I bought some Clearcoat spray (in a can) and having tested the whole process (clean - prime - paint - sand - clearcoat) on another location, I wasnt too impressed with the results.
After the paint application I sanded with 1000/1500 paper and the finish looked OK, but when I applied the CC on the finish it came out looking like an orange peel.
Am I missing a step (sanding?) or should I apply more clearcoat to the finish?
hey REV . using aerosol paint is not gonna get ya the showroom finish. but if thats all you have , then heres a lil tip. if yer clear coat looks too ''orange peel'', it means you are applying it too sparingly, as in dry. let the orange peel coat dry, then gently scuff it down with a 800 to 1000 grit wet sand paper. look at the clear coat as you scuff , as you want it to just break away the orange peel , and not go through to the base coat. after that , wash it down nice with some water, let it dry, then buff it up with some wax.
rain? whats that!
Ya I was wondering if a final wax/polish would do the trick, and since this is an older mode,l show room finish is not required.
use some putty ,,maybe a few times ,apply ,block sand with 180 ,re apply 180 then spray some high build primer .Then use a black spray bomb to speckle the surface to find where the levels are with a flexible block sander and 400 .YOu may need to re-apply some putty if you cant correct the level before burning through the primer.re -primer and speckle again ,,that should do it .then wet sand with 600 or even 800 then paint .Spray bomb aint so bad if you can spray it fine enough .Model paint is the best since it sprays super fine .Wet sand that with 1000 and then clear coat and wet sand that with 2000 ,Then use a heavy grit cut cleaner and polish with a wool pad ,then swirl remover polish with a waffle pad .then #9 polish with a sponge pad and it should look as good as its gonna get .
obvioulsy most of this is overkill if you dont care how it turns out ,but its kinda handy .