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aacorp 11-17-2015 09:51 AM

Re: Primer / Sealer
Ok, so we have hand sanded the body down to this, final sanding was with 150. While I'm tempted to remove the final amount of rattle can primer with lacquer I think I'll just shoot it with K36 and begin prepping - I'm running out of good weather here in the East!



aacorp 11-25-2015 02:19 PM

Re: Primer / Sealer
No turning back now, I decided at the paint shop counter to shoot a tri-coat of base coat white, clear coat (stepped up to the PPG 2021), and then a tinted / transparent clear coat. I'm essentially shooting the F150 Platinum paint. I'm not sure I have the order correct, so I need to figure that out - is it base / clear / tinted clear or base / tinted clear / clear?

aacorp 12-01-2015 12:04 PM

Re: Primer / Sealer
I often wonder why I do these paint projects.... But, since I had 2 successive days of good weather in November, I dove into the deep end on this one! For anyone wanting to shoot a tri-coat on a golf cart, it's worth it in the end - IMHO. This is the same mix you see on the Ford Platinum pick up trucks.

I called a paint buddy who let me know that the tri-coat order is base / tinted clear / clear. The challenge was that I was shooting many coats (16 in all!) of essentially the same color, so coverage / overlap was difficult to see. I sprayed:

- K36 high build primer (3 coats), this showed up some blemishes...
- Icing spot filler to fill in the blemishes
- DP48 mixed as a sealer (white, 3 coats)
- JBP base color (white, 4 coats)
- JBP tinted clear / transparent coat, pearl based with metallic look to it (white pearl, 4 coats)
- 2021 clear (3 coats)

That's a lot of paint, and I really (!) wanted to shoot a 4th coat of clear but the temps were dropping and just couldn't risk the whole thing sagging down the sides. :( Just a couple of pics of the final coat of clear, it was still wet and flowing out - but I was out of time and needed to get home.




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