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Old 11-01-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Spraycan Clear-coat?

Well, a while ago my car basically got ran over and I got my fender replaced and someone repainted it with just a base coat. What I need to know is if I can just use a can of spray-on polyurethane clear-coating instead of paying someone to do it professionally?
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Yes, but wet sanding is important.

It won't be perfect, but $15 vs. $300...
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Cool! I might need some detaisl to wet sanding though.
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Google. wet sanding, custom painting, kit car projects and things of the like.
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Just don't sand the color. Only the clear. Otherwise it will look bad.
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I just finished posting on my thread from a little ago, to show you how my clear coat turned out.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=64602

Krlyon Epoxy Enamel, cost me about $4.27CDN I think.
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I've done clear caots before, just not on cars... or with wet sanding. Thanks for the info anyway guys! I appreciate it and am glad I can afford to finish my car! :P
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Wet sanding is pretty much sanding the clearcoat with wet sandpaper. Start with 800 grit for orange peel, then work your way up to 1000-2000 grit, keeping it wet. Finish it off with rubbing compound.

I'm surprised they never clear coated it when they redid the fender
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I was in a hurry to get it put back on, my bonnie is my daily driver, and knowing my luck I'd get pulled over for not having the corner light...
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