Can you color sand the base coat between coats? I'm using Deltron DBC2000.
How long do you have to paint over that Sealer w/out scuffing ?I'm putting the sealer on today. 2 coats of DAS 3027. I'm not sure If I will get the base on today or tomorrow. I will finish it up tomorrow. I would like to bet the base on and let it set about 18 hours. It is pretty cool, so I think I will be ok.
Yes you can sand DBC between coats. If you sand it you MUST put at least one more coat of base on before clearing.Can you color sand the base coat between coats? I'm using Deltron DBC2000.
The Base will only lay down for you if you are spraying it correctly, i think the problem is he hasn't found what a good coat should be...I'm not sure about your DX103 issue so I cannot help you there. But I would like to say again that I would see not need to sand your base coats unless you are trying to make some kind of repair as I said earlier. Can you sand them, yes you can, buy why would you want to. The base goes down flat and is not like clear that gets peel in it. I'll say it again I would spray the base, do a repair if necessary within the recoat window, respray base over the repair and then clear it. Spend your time sanding, buffing and polishing the clear and you will be very happy with the result.
I misted over the car before putting the sealer on, then let it evaporate. I then sprayed the sealer. When I saw what was happening, I recleand the car with DX330 and the probelm went away. Did I missunderstand how to use it?At the rate you are going, you may never be a painter, but you are going to be one helluva sander. :yes:
DX103 is not the problem, application is. It won't "repel dirt". It is an anti static spray. You mist it on, cured sealer, or base. When spraying, it will be hard to see it land on the surface.
A full wet coat, on fresh base/sealer, will cause problems like you have. Pull back about 9-12 inches from the surface, shoot at 35psi, and move quickly.
Push the car aside and cover it. Go get an old panel and learn how to paint. It's more fun than sanding, trust me.
That may be my problem. I sprayed the panels after tacking. I'm thinking a light sanding with 600 dry will flatten it out.Your doing OK for some one who hasn't done much painting. I would recommend simplfing your process. Like sombody else mentioned do a test run 1st. Wet the floor and walls if possible. Prep the panel with wax and grease remover. I don't use static eleminator usually but a cheap trick is to spray 50-50 rubbing alchol and water in the garage (not on the panel). Wipe the panel with a tack rag. Spray sealer. When it's dry you can nib (lightly sand) any lint or trash. Then tack rag again. Apply paint in light even coats with 50% overlap. The 1st coat will look blochy usually and then every coat after that just looks better. Nib any trash after 2nd coat and as needed from then on and tack rag between every coat. Two wipes (hole car) is all I'll use a rag for then I'll get a new one. Everybody does it different If you were painting every day you would find your rythm and would have your own way of doing it. Just don't get freaked out and theres always plenty of guys here to help you out out.
My car was painted with PPG and it is about the same color. It doesn't cover all that great so pay extra attention to the edges. And I use a flash light to make sure i don't miss one.