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Posted by: schlitz429 Posted on: September 17th, 2005, 7:43pm

I have purchased the paint and clearcoat to repaint the top and hood of my daughters 91 Integra.  The clearcoat has basically worn out and there are patches where the clearcoat has worn off.....a pretty ugly sight!

My question is:  Do I need to sand the clearcoat completely off of the areas that I'm going to paint?

I have already sanded off the loose part but the finish is rough to the touch.  Will a couple of coats of basecoat and clearcoat "smooth" out the rough spots or do I need to sand off as much clearcoat as I can (I don't really want to do that if I can help it).

Thanks for the help.

Bob

Posted by: admin Posted on: September 19th, 2005, 5:18am
Reply: 1

The paint will not smooth the surface out. I would sand the area well and use primer. The smoother the surface, the better the paint will look.

Posted by: schlitz429 Posted on: September 19th, 2005, 3:53pm
Reply: 2

That's not what I wanted to hear, but that's okay.  Another quick question, the damaged area on the hood is primarily in the middle section in about a 2 foot by 2 foot square area.  Can I just prep it by sanding the clearcoat off of that 2X2 area and using body filler to feather into the existing "good" paint.  Then spray the entire hood with basecoat and clear?

Bob

Posted by: admin Posted on: October 30th, 2005, 12:11am
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I'd also primer it, then sand everything smooth. Then apply the basecoat and clearcoat.

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