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Old 10-15-2021, 07:08 PM   #1
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I will be painting my sons first truck tomorrow. This will also be my first time painting a vehicle. My question is, do I need to sand the primer before painting? Keep in mind this truck is maybe one step up from a lease truck. We have sanded it but I did not fill any dents or any body work. We just sanded rust and clear coat is sanded off. I will be using advantage 325 primer and picked the regular mix of 4 parts primer, 1 part activator and 1 part reducer. I will be using a purple cheap paint gun with a 1.4 nozzle. Other option on primer is the high build at 4 parts primer and 1 part activator. Thoughts on high build vs regular build? Thoughts on sanding before painting. If this helps we thought about bed lining the whole truck. Anything is better than what it was.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:11 AM   #2
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Pushed painting to tomorrow due to wind. Any painters out there willing to share a thought? If it matters I am using one stage paint.


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Old 10-16-2021, 09:13 AM   #3
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Yes on sanding primer.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:31 AM   #4
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The tech sheet for your primer will tell you if you need to sand prior to spraying top coat
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:17 AM   #5
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For what your doing you should consider a sealer and then you can go wet on wet. Read the tech sheet
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:25 PM   #6
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If u have the truck primed with a primer surfacer it will need to be sanded and sanded well before paint...p400 wet should do great if you are painting single stage paint and it's a solid color..make sure the edges are sanded as that's where it's gonna lift and peel if anywhere...make sure u understand it's gonna take more than one coat and u allow the proper flash times between coats....dont hammer the first one on either....if u get a primer sealer then u can spray that on and once it flashes put paint right over it without sanding if that's what the spec sheet reads it's capabilities are....but there is a window of time....to long and u will have to sand it again, too short and u will have problems with the top coat....you need to read the tech sheet for the materials you are sprayi g and follow them as they are designed...
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Old 10-16-2021, 05:29 PM   #7
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Paint the garbage can first. I used to get in a hurry and make a mess. Get your gun right first.
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Old 10-16-2021, 06:11 PM   #8
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Anyone painting practice in Bryan/ College Station? My truck hood needs a new coat.

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