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my paint scratches off to easily!!!!!

Old 08-02-2006, 03:06 PM
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why does my paint scratch to easy?!?!?! how long is the waiting time for the paint to dry? i did exactly ive been told, do 5-8 thin layers of paint. i did that, and the paint is still craching to easily, ive probably let it dry for about 3 -4 hours, isnt that enough??? please some1 help me out.
Old 08-02-2006, 03:13 PM
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make sure you dont let it sit for more than 10 minutes between each coat, also it will take around 24 hours for the paint fully harden
Old 08-02-2006, 03:21 PM
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damn... i think i let one of the coats stay for at least 20 min. idk. so ur saying if i let the paint dry a little longer it wont scrach as easy? mmhmmmm. lets hope so eh? lol.
Old 08-02-2006, 03:33 PM
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20 mins between coats shouldnt be too bad, but I let mine site for about ten, by putting the next coat on while previous coat is still tacky it creates a better bond
Old 08-02-2006, 04:14 PM
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my first body i left 10 hours between coats and it came out pefrfectly
Old 08-02-2006, 06:47 PM
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When using any water based acrylics you need to back them with either Fascoat or a Pactra color. This will give them a scratch resistant, fuel proof finish.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:39 PM
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Default RE: my paint scratches off to easily!!!!!

Use truck bed coating. Works perfectly.
Old 08-03-2006, 06:39 PM
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truck bed coating?? are u sure. wouldnt that make the body a little bit heavier?
Old 08-09-2006, 03:18 PM
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yes, heavier and tougher.
Old 08-09-2006, 04:15 PM
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You can always use shoe goo that works really well.

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