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how to flat primer prior to paintimg how bodyshops do it

 

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pic 1 is the primer with a guide coat over it ready for flatting

 

pic 2 is the primer has been blocked with p240, may sound bit to coarser grit but four coats of 2k high build

 

pic 3 blocked again with p 320 to make sure repair is completley flat

 

pic4 re-guide coated then all orbital sanded with p500 then again with p800

 

pic 5 front wing flatted to blend colour and masked up

 

other pics are just ready for paint and the finished article, this is one of our courtesy cars as were not busy with run upto christmas were tidying them up as customers dont look after them

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wow four coats of high build?? how come?? my bodyshop just does 2 full coats and a dust coat first. i take it you use the interface pad with the 320, 500 and 800

Yeh used interface Pad at those stages, this was quite a big repair had four coats of primer because of way it was blocked and flatted, we normally only apply two perhaps three, depends on repair, as insurance companys are now wanting us to to repair rather than renew panels, not that we should complain as were gettin paid more to repair it.

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yeah same here, we get told to repair rather than replace unless it the job costs more to repair than replace then insurance companies will tell us to replace. what make of masking tape do you use? we use 3M and its rubbish lol, always get residue or left over tape after painting etc! bloody annoying!!
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yeah same here, we get told to repair rather than replace unless it the job costs more to repair than replace then insurance companies will tell us to replace. what make of masking tape do you use? we use 3M and its rubbish lol, always get residue or left over tape after painting etc! bloody annoying!!

Yeh we use same tape 3m, hate the stuff as u said its rubbish, good sixty percent of products we use are 3m, sealers plastic repairs etc are all tereson.

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