This past weekend I worked on two projects... the first was repaint some parts on a friends car. door mirrors, roof and door molding in silver met. base coat/clear coal urethane and hi solids clear....
the first thing we did was get the car in the booth, i am lucky enough to have a booth to use... next is too use wax and grease remover to wipe all the areas to be painted and around them to help the tape stick good for masking, cleaning the areas prior to sanding is a good idea so not to grind and contaminates into the material being painted....
next masking.... first start using 1/2 to 3/4 tape i used good reg tan tape for better grip as it is over the oem finish. apply the tape around all parts to be painted then tape your masking material to the tape already applied in this case i used masking plastic for auto masking, do not just use any plastic sheeting as the paint may not stick and blow off during spraying coats and all over your work...
next scuff areas to be painted i used 400 grit paper as some areas needed to be smoothed out next rewipe and dry with wax and grease remover
then we used a 2k urethane hi fill primer/sealer at a mix ratio at 4 parts primer one part hardener and one part reducer to seal the areas prior to paint
we then applied one medium wet coat to all areas and let it flash /dry for one hour as per manufacture tech sheet
next we had lunch subs from Wawa
next was time for the base coat, mixed one part BC to one part urethane reducer per manufacture sheet... applied two light to medium wet coats , you only need to apply enough BC to cover/hide/color... with 10mins flash time between coats. then apply the clear after 20-30min flash time depending on air temp.
the bc will be dull when dry
next we applied the hi solids clear coat using Tamco 7677 clear at 4 parts paint one part hardener no reducer needed, applied two med wet coats with 15min flash between coats...
then we cleaned up the shop and went home... the next morning we un-masked the car
all the products used where from Tamco Paint and worked great perfect color match to the oem color and beautiful clear it when on like glass smooth and vary hi gloss
i will try and get a few pics of the car outside to post
in a few days i will have a write up on a blast, epoxy prime and satin black paint on a v6 air cleaner, so stay tuned... thank you