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#1 knyte91

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hey gang,
I just painted the 70 1/2 Camaro yesturday. Question is, how long should I wait before I clear coat it? I was told at least 2 to 3 days. Also do I bmf the trim before I clear coat or after?
Thanks. Kirt

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

Waiting 2-3 days is good. I usually do a mist coat of clear, then BMF, and then clear again.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:03 AM

All depends on what kind of paint you used.

When I airbrush my cars, I can clearcoat within an hour.

With rattle-cans, it is a good idea to wait until they are gassed, so 24hours at roomtemperature at least. Add24 hours when the spraycans where not acrylic, but alkyd or lacquer-based.

When to apply the BMF is personal, I choose to do it after the clearcoat, it has a more natural look and is easier to apply, due to the slickness of the clearcoat.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Like the Creative Explorer just said,
What kind of paint did you use?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

I used testors enamel paint with my airbrush.