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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:57 pm 
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I painted my bike using, etch primer, bright white paint, basecoat the laquer. That's was about 2 weeks ago, can I just spray more lacquer over the top of it?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I'd say it might be wise to flat back the lacquer before adding further coats.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:37 pm 
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sand it over with some 1200 wet n dry until you have a matt finish when the water dries
then spray some good thin coats of clear over it


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:59 am 
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Wet sand with 1500 Wet & dry first,then you'll be fine :D

BTW how much of the etch primer did it take to prime your frame? I'm going to be using this to do my Lavadome with?
I'm assuming you used 500 ml spray cans?
Cheers

Rich :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Are you actually spaying lacquer or clear enamel?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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I've been to the paint shop I bought it from and they say it should be fine.
It's this:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:08 pm 
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mrcpea wrote:
Wet sand with 1500 Wet & dry first,then you'll be fine :D

BTW how much of the etch primer did it take to prime your frame? I'm going to be using this to do my Lavadome with?
I'm assuming you used 500 ml spray cans?
Cheers

Rich :D



I think I only used one 500ml can. I used the U-Pol Etch Primer (not acid etch) and did frame, forks, stem x3.
The Halfords stuff is terrible.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
I've been to the paint shop I bought it from and they say it should be fine.
It's this:

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So it's clear, that still does not tell me if you are spaying enamel or lacquer?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:02 pm 
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As above.Key the surface by uniformly sanding it back with 1000 grit W&D
I say uniformly because i want you to understand that you need to pay close attention and make sure you sand all of it .Dont miss a spot or the new material wont adhere(or may not adhere rather :wink:)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Loki wrote:
Rampage wrote:
I've been to the paint shop I bought it from and they say it should be fine.
It's this:

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So it's clear, that still does not tell me if you are spaying enamel or lacquer?



No idea!
How do I tell the difference?


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