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Old 04-26-2003, 05:11 PM
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I'm painting an Eclipse body Indy Silver and was wondering how long between coats you're supposed to wait.Its Pactra in a spray can and I'm gonna use the Opaque White Flourescent Covercoat for a backing.Any other tips would be cool as this is the first one I've done in a long time
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Old 04-26-2003, 06:04 PM
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A couple of hours if you can keep it in the sun. Wait a day after all paint is applied before trimming it. This gives the paint time to completly cure and reduces the chances of scratches from trimming.
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:40 PM
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On the covercoat can it says to wait 24 hours for the Flourescent color to dry.I'm not using Flourescent so would I treat it as just another coat?
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I think you are safe. I dont use spray cans anymore, But in the old days when I was painting only my own bodies and just could not wait to get out on the track, I never waited more than 2 hours between coats, and never had any problems. The only time I have had trouble is when using Faskolor then backing it with pactra spray, It would crack the paint. Good luck. Stan www.1stplacerace.com
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Cool,I waited 3 hours and just now sprayed it with the cover coat.It looks really good and I'll start puttin stickers on in a while when it dries.
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Use a blow dryer or a heat gun. Works great to speed up the dring process. Just be careful with a heatgun, they get really hot!
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