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Sup, im hopin dag or someone experienced with dupli color reads this, lol. I bought me some med. red pearl and diamond silver, so ok i sprayed the silver as base then i applied the red, after a bit i cleared it, but it doesnt shine for shit! It about three coats of clear and still no shine, the bottle says ''top coat''? I dont know how to wet sand, everytime i try it fuck it up, i dont get sanding while wet, my sand paper always messes up while im trying it, and YES im using the right sandpaper guys!
 

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here, i cut and paste this that i put in another post just yesterday.....

i usually do all my coats around 15-20 minutes apart from each other while the last coat is still "tacky" that way the coats stick to each other without any sanding or anything.

this one was completed in around an hour from start to finish.
3 stage laquer job, this car NEVER seen a piece of sandpaper or scuff pad what so ever




the clear i use is Testors HIGH GLOSS #1814

and it's over a duplicolor base coat/ clear coat paint as well ;)
 

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Originally posted by scrapin2low@Sep 27 2003, 01:12 PM
k, thanks man, im guessin dupli color has sry clear coats, lol
no problem man.

that testors high gloss is the best stuff i found so far other than the real thing. lol

i also forgot to mention that impala isnt polished or anything either.

1 coat walmart flat black
3 coats duplicolor base color
2 coats testors #1814

and thats it ;)
 

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Dude ... I'm probably wrong for even mentioning this, but from the way you wrote your post, it sounds like you are trying to sand while the paint is still wet..... surely not!

check it out... "I dont know how to wet sand, everytime i try it fuck it up, [ i dont get sanding while wet ] , my sand paper always messes up while im trying it "
 

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Originally posted by Soggydoggie@Sep 28 2003, 01:22 AM
Dude ... I'm probably wrong for even mentioning this, but from the way you wrote your post, it sounds like you are trying to sand while the paint is still wet..... surely not!
"Dude" knows how to sand......

but id your talkin about pablo aka scrapin2low umm.... now that you brought that up..........

i'm surely hoping he is "wet" sanding meaning using sandpaper and water over completely dried and cured paint and not "wet" sanding meaning scrubbing around in mushy gewy wet paint.

i know he's smarter than that but i thought i'd point that out for any new people that might not understand wetsanding since you did bring up that point.
 

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LOL yeah man I know! , I'm like you, I'm like, this cat is gonna be pissed when he see's my post. he's gonna think I'm a smartass or something LOL, so sorry bro, if I'm wrong ( I'm kinda stoned) but I don't know, it's just the way he wrote it " while it's wet" , and his sandpaper " messin up" lol and all...you know what I'm sayin:)

if it was still green , it would most DEFINITELY be F**Kin up a sheet of sanpaper LOL!

right on !
 

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another tip besides the fact that i normally pretty much never sand at any stage of building but if there is an ocasion that i need to i dont use sandpaper, i use one of the cheap green pads for scrubbing dishes (scotchbrite pad) and do it dry and use light pressure then wash, rinse, and dry.
 

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Yeah and another thing is , if ya got any decals to put on before you clear, you damn sure need to use that decal set stuff. That stuffs pretty good man, it sucks em right down tight. I used to use this one badass stuff that you had to even thin down some or it would get too wild and kind of wrinkle em if ya didn't watch it. It was good shit I'd do em regular in water, and before I laid em on , paint some of this stuffright where it was going, lay it on there and get it in position real quick, and then start gently brushing some on top. she starts gettin soft quick. but you could even go back if ya had an area not all the way down good and just spot treat it in places, and get it to shrink down. After they dried they're even tighter, and look good. never even used it as a kid. but it's forte is when you use it over some contuor, because it pulls it down nice.
Lowriders don't really have em much, but race cars and shit do.... btw Love the Chevelle man. I'm way into drag racing!
 

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i've never used the decal set either :0 guess if your good your good huh? :puffin: lol

thanx about the chevelle man...... drag racing is my blood this lowrider stuff is just something to break up things once in awhile. ;)

and just wait till you see some more of my stuff i'll be posting soon enough. ;)
 

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Originally posted by scrapin2low@Sep 28 2003, 05:57 AM
Sup, im hopin dag or someone experienced with dupli color reads this, lol. I bought me some med. red pearl and diamond silver, so ok i sprayed the silver as base then i applied the red, after a bit i cleared it, but it doesnt shine for shit! It about three coats of clear and still no shine, the bottle says ''top coat''? I dont know how to wet sand, everytime i try it fuck it up, i dont get sanding while wet, my sand paper always messes up while im trying it, and YES im using the right sandpaper guys!
buy ya clear that actually has 'gloss' writin on it , ya probly just using a clear that does nufin , gotta use gloss if ya want ya shiny surface
 

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Originally posted by scrapin2low@Sep 29 2003, 12:04 AM
of course im not sanding while the paint is wet, what foo does that, lol. i meant u know the paper is 'wet', lol. Thanks, im just gonna go get me some cleat from testors!
its best to use wt and dry sand paper , just spit on th area ya workin on and sand it gently and it works wonders ;) :cool:
 

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Hey Pablo this may sound like a dumb question but you did prime the body first right? I think the Duplicolor works great, thats what is on the Camaro in the other post. It goes on really thin so you have to build up a few coats beore it gets too shiny. Once you have a few coats on you can lay down one a little heavier and it should gloss out.
 

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yea i used primer Dag, the dupli color primer as matter of fact. Ill try that, cuase i put like 4 coats of clear on a scrap piece of plastic, like i do on EVERY model before i paint it to make sure i like the color or how the color will come out, so i put like 4 coats of clear and after a couple of minutes it looked so dull, or do u know how it looks like when u breathe on sumthin like a windo and it looks foggy, that's how it looked like, lol.
 

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Originally posted by scrapin2low@Sep 29 2003, 11:41 AM
yea i used primer Dag, the dupli color primer as matter of fact. Ill try that, cuase i put like 4 coats of clear on a scrap piece of plastic, like i do on EVERY model before i paint it to make sure i like the color or how the color will come out, so i put like 4 coats of clear and after a couple of minutes it looked so dull, or do u know how it looks like when u breathe on sumthin like a windo and it looks foggy, that's how it looked like, lol.
Ohhhh you might have a humidity problem going on , let it dry for a doy or two and see if the fog goes away. Good luck
 

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Hey Dag, ur right, i think it was the humidity bro! As soon as i glossed with it testors clear, i took it right inside and put it in the frnt porch of our house and let it dry for a bit and the shit shines! Thanks Mad, Dag and everyone else i didnt mention for the help! Ahhh yes, i cant wait to put this red on my patterns!
 
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