Using Primer...

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  1. Davan

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    do what now?

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    On plastic peices... I've sanded the parts, then put on a couple coats of primer... now, should I sand a bit more? Or just spray the paint on? How long should I wait for the primer to dry before spraying paint? It dries to the touch within 10 minutes, but I just want to be sure...

    Thanks!
     
  2. VR6in

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    I'm not sure how long you should let it dry, but you should still sand it, smooth it out before you paint.
     
  3. AcidGord

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    Typically I lay the primer down, let it dry, sand with some low grit paper to prep the surface and then start with the paint.

    But then again I have no idea if thats the 'right' way to do it. Works pretty well in my experience though.
     
  4. STYLINator

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    That is right....

    And depending on the primer for when ya sand it again, if it CT stuff....wait a while!
     
  5. VR6in

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    I know you can wet sand it..........using water, I'm not sure the type of paper that it is, but I've seen it done and it makes it perfectly smooth.
     
  6. raven

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    When I did my interior I sanded the primer with 1500 wet sandpaper. It came out very nice and super smooth.
     

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