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ok, im painting my interior pieces and everything is going good.....except i cant get my pieces to look as clear as glass like some of the pictures i have seen on the site. can somebody tell me what to use or how to make it look so clear, i just keep getting a look like permanent armor all or sumthing...not clear coated.
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well try wet sanding it. with high grit sand paper
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what kind of paint are you useing?
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what kind of paint are you useing?
am guessing that stuff that comes out of a can and is shinny, but in his case not. hopefully he didnt use cheezy wiz that might be the problem same concept but not shinny j/k
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am guessing that stuff that comes out of a can and is shinny, but in his case not. hopefully he didnt use cheezy wiz that might be the problem same concept but not shinny j/k

lol very funny Zach. i meant krylon fusion, or automotive paint with a base and a clear coat.
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i started with adhesion promoter, then i used dupli color automotive paint and then clear coat. it decent but not the same as what you guys have. should i wet sand after i painted it? or what.....im not really too smart about painting, this whole thing has been pretty much trial and error. thanks
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ya wet sand with high grit sand paper
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do i just soak the sand paper after i paint or what? i have 600 grit
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do i just soak the sand paper after i paint or what? i have 600 grit
you have to go finer grit then that. mor like 1200 and then like 2000
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what does that do?
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....how much do i sand?
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On my radio bezel, I used Rust Oleam(spelling?) auto primer, then Rust Oleam gloss black, It adheared real good. I sprayed 2 coats of primer, then 4 coats of paint. Since it's an enamel, it has the clear coat built into the paint.

When wetsanding, you should have a bowl filled with warm water, a spray bottle with warm water, and lots of sandpaper, high grit, like 800-1500 grit, and something to support the paper while using it. Soak the paper in the bowl til its wet as hell, spray the surface with water, and wrap the paper around a tire swegee or a square sponge, and make some passes in small areas at a time. Make the passes until all the surface is smooth and clear.

Wetness is key to wet sanding, I've only done it a couple times, but do enjoy doing it. Take your time, make sure there's plenty of water on your surface. Use lower grit to see what it does, lower meaning 800-1000 grit. And work your way up. Keep going as high as it needs to go to become shiny.

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i sanded mine before i painted then put a heavy clear coat on it...(after the paint)
I dont no why you would sand it after you paint.
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i sanded mine before i painted then put a heavy clear coat on it...(after the paint)
I dont no why you would sand it after you paint.
you do sand after you paint...and before. a perfect $10000 paint job on a car is wet sanded BEFORE & AFTER it gets rid of orange peel paint gets. and makes a killer shine.
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alright thanks a lot :)

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Good Zach! The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem
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I have to many problems to addmit then
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