Hope this helps,
Again, spray 3-4 coats of primer and let dry again overnight. Block sanding
tubes is not easy, but if you criss-cross gently, removing all the high
spots the surface will begin to be very smooth. If you go the Auto Paint
supply store, they sell different colors of primer for this reason, (Sherwin
Williams is owned by PPG) and one coat of a darker or lighter primer is
applied. When dry, lightly sand the surface. Low spots will show up
instantly. Try to bring the higher surfaces down to the low ones, without
cutting through the primer.
You actually don't want a thick primer base, just all the imperfections
filled. At this time I usually will spray 2 more coats of primer and allow
to dry a couple of days for shrinkage. If you gently sand this surface with
an extra fine sanding block, you can find any last imperfections or
pin-holes. These can be filled with spot putty, or spray primer in those
areas only and blend when dried.
I prefer to now go on to a white base coat and apply two full wet coats. If
anything is going to show up, it will now. Let this dry completely, and use
220 - 300 grit white sandpaper (aluminum oxide) to smooth the base coat.
White is great for making yellows and reds very bright. If you try to do
some colors over gray primer, they will look terrible. (Black does not
matter). Silver base coat is best for Candy translucent colors, although
gold is also used) Never sand the metallic base coats, as you will cut
through the solids and scratches will be very apparent.
just trying to help,
steve "on my way to Walla Walla Washington for Fire in the Sky on the Binder farm" bloom
temps in the 80's!!!!!!
I have had good luck with spray Kilz.
Use respiration and ventilation. It's ***.
square-jawed chief engineer of the patternmaking division
R. J. Talley
Teacher/James Madison Fellow
> Hope this helps,
> J.A. Michel
> > I've been using Elmer's Fill 'n Finish or Carpenter's Wood Filler. They
> > both go on fine and sand smooth. Then I prime, sand, prime, and sand,
> > it looks absolutely perfect -- until I use gloss paint -- color,
> > manufacturer or composition makes no difference -- and there's that
> > spiral again!
tra 08542 L3
> > Aloha,
> > I carbon fiber over them.
> > Larry
> I cover them with vinyl myself...vinyl contact paper. ;-)
> Mark Simpson
> NAR 71503 Level II
> God Bless our victorious troops in the Middle East
NAR 71503 Level II
God Bless our victorious troops in the Middle East
> I have used Red Devil Ultra Lite Spackle with good results. It dries
> quick. sands easily and adds virtually no weight.
> Mark Palmer
> tra 08542 L3
> > > Aloha,
> > > I carbon fiber over them.
> > > Larry
> > I cover them with vinyl myself...vinyl contact paper. ;-)
> > Mark Simpson
> > NAR 71503 Level II
> > God Bless our victorious troops in the Middle East