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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Sanding final coat
Posted by Mars on Monday, December 25, 2017 7:16 PM

I have a Titanic hull painted red, black and white. Im pleased with it for the most part except for some of the tape lines. I have some of the gray scotchbrite used by a local autobody shop for sanding between coats of the same color. My question is if I use the scotchbrite to remove the tape line imperfections, will a clear coat cover the scuff marks and only show the color?

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, December 25, 2017 7:32 PM

Mars
I have some of the gray scotchbrite used by a local autobody shop for sanding between coats of the same color.

I would think the Scotchbrite is a bit "TOO" abrasive for this. I have never worked with it so I"m not sure but,I feel it would leave unwanted scratches/ gouge's in your paint. 

Maybe try sandpaper. A fine grit 2000 to 6000 grit .

Just my 2 cent's worth..... other's with more knowledge will be able to help more than me.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, December 25, 2017 8:39 PM

Did you use a rattle can or airbrush? Sounds to me you sprayed too close and heavy - which I suspect you have tape lines on the hull.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:25 AM

I'm with littletimmy!  I use about 3000 grit. Fortunately these days, such extremely fine sandpaper is widely available, from hobby shops and even auto parts stores.  2000 is about the finest you want to touch up a final coat with. Gloss or flat clearcoats will cover up the frosty look from those grits, not the abrasions you get with anything more abrasive.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Posted by Mars on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:39 AM

Ok, thank you all

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