Spec Spot Repair IV

We now get down to the nitty gritty of our repair. If not done properly, all of our previous work will show through our repaired area if it has not been done correctly. One particular trick I have learned over the years is to briskly run your hand over the repaired area while trying to detect and feel any bumps, waves and or surface defects. Remember, now is the time to discriminate the area prior to proceeding with the color coat. If it becomes necessary to do more filling , re-sand the area with 220 to 320 grit sandpaper and re-apply the high build primer, let it cure and re-sand the area using 320 grit paper– this time maybe try a sanding block if the area is flat.

 

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       SOLVENT WIPE DOWN TO REMOVE WAXES AND OILS

 

Once you are satisfied with the outcome, proceed to follow the paint manufactures paint mixing and application instructions. At this moment, we will wipe the area down with a “Final” wipe to absolutely be certain no oils or waxes are on the surface….followed by a tack cloth wipe down. We are going to apply three coats to this area on a “North to South – East to West” pattern with 10-15 minutes between coats. Once the base has been laid down, the application instructions we have claim the base is ready to clear in about 45 minutes. This gives us plenty of time to clean our airbrush.

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TACK CLOTH WIPE TO REMOVE ANY DUST OR DEBRIT PARTICLES

 

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AIRBRUSH BASECOAT APPLICTAION

Once the base has dried and completely flashed off, the area can be wiped with a tack cloth if desired. The next step is clear coating the area – we will cover this in our next installment.

Keep the blue skies up and Happy Motoring!

Scott

Vice President

Lake Country Mfg.

 

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