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    Re: 1998 civic vtec rustoleum paint job..well kinda

    if the paint wasnt sanded, it could- and probably would- peel/flake off in due time because there isnt anything for the clear to bite into.
    im not knowledgable on that clear, but if its being sprayed from a gun, it should fill and cover. the reason being is typically cleears that are getting sprayed from a gun are thicker and have more solids than rattle cans, so they'll lay a thicker coat. spray bombs are thinned down quite a bit to get them to spray at the lower PSI's. being thinned,they have lower solids to fill.
    if possible, i suggest doing a sprayout on a piece of metal. doesnt have to be big- just something like 6" by 6". spray some of that SS on it, let it dry, then sand and spray the clear and see how it performs.
    lookin up that clear, i dont see 1kNC, but do see KNL20. If this is the one
    http://www.autopaintcentre.co.za/pro...-clear-knl-20/
    im reading 2-3 coats=20-30 microns. if thats from a gun, that should fill the scratch pattern, but i still suggest doing a sprayout first.

    id also suggest looking up the tech sheet for the product.. there are some waterbased products that have a specified precleaner they want used

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    Re: 1998 civic vtec rustoleum paint job..well kinda

    I suggest you do a test piece too.
    Does the paint instructions say anything about clear top coating and specifically within how many hours?

    I think with white you will be ok even if you sand and don't buff. I understand the thought process of having something a little rough to stick too but I feel on a darker color or any blues or reds past medium levels, you would have very dull undesirable results sanding a base coat then clearing.
    It just wouldn't get the depth or wet glossy look enough.

    I think clear peeling has more to do with the quality or lack thereof of the product than the application. I hear that 2K clear stuff is pretty good for low DIY.

    As I said, I'm not a pro or trained in painting. The motorcycle I did came out show quality and I sanded buffed then cleared but I have no idea how it would have held up to the elements as it was garaged and only rarely saw outside or sun and never rain.
    I could have painted it with finger nail polish and it would have lasted for years!
    Am I the one that has ever been with lady picking out nail colors and standing there thinking...man that would look good on a car/bike??

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    Re: 1998 civic vtec rustoleum paint job..well kinda

    Also, remember before BC/CC you basically had enamel and before that lacquer. Enamel was rarely cleared. I think some tried but if never got popular.
    I guess I should say single stage enamel. Isn't bc/cc enamel too.
    Anyway, they painted it on thick and heat lamp backed it in drying rooms.
    Enamel held up better than lacquer but not as high quality look I guess.
    You could simply lay lots of white on and let dry well then sand out any imperfections and buff and keep a good coat of was on it or a sealer later I guess.

    Now that makes me remember, I was supposed to ask the professionals about wax.....off to a start a new thread.

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    Re: 1998 civic vtec rustoleum paint job..well kinda

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyU View Post
    Anyway, they painted it on thick and heat lamp backed it in drying rooms.
    i know a guy that worked in the paint dept for ford way back in the day.back when people sprayed the paints. there was a time they were producing more cars than they could paint and have baked/cured/dried properly and quite a few cars would skip the curing oven and head out to the parking lot in the summer with the paint still wet.apparently it wasnt uncommon to have a new car owner come back soon complaining about bugs in the paint.

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    Re: 1998 civic vtec rustoleum paint job..well kinda

    okay well iv decided to wetsand the AE with 600gritt.finished that now,putting her in the sun for a few days and ill shoot the clear this weekend. she looks flat enough i rate



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