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Old 07-21-2020, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Painting nuts and bolts...

I've gotten as far as putting some paint on the frame and mechanical parts for my version of an AV8 roadster. Our "local" auto paint outlet deals in Nason. They're recommending that I use their etching primer followed by a sealant and then a top coat. I started with the rims and it was a definite learning curve. Now, I got the frame all primed before I put it together and today I put on the sealant. I'm reluctant to put on the top coat because it's so darned glossy and I had problems with it on the wheels and other parts I painted. Do I need the sealant if I'm using a top coat? I like the sealant's dark gray low gloss look.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:23 PM   #2
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I think you have to top coat the sealer,I don't beleive it's meant to be left exposed
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:29 PM   #3
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I've used a couple of gallons of Nason gloss black on my 35 resto. I used to
buy Dupont Centari when it was still still available. if you don't want a high
gloss finish, then simply buy a flattening agent to tone it down. I've done
that with two steering wheels I restored over the years. You'll have to do some
experimenting with how much flattener to ad that's all. As far as the painting of nuts and bolts I periodically apply PPG's DP90 epoxy primer which sprays out
quite flat especially if I'm trying to salvage original fasteners that are no longer
being reproduced.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:53 PM   #4
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A sealer is made to be top coated, the purpose for a sealer is to give your top coat an even color base that will prevent bleed through and give a uniform color to the top coat. If you are out of the re coat window you will need to sand with 400 or 600 depending on the type of paint you are covering it with.
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