glass like clear coat?

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  1. May 20, 2009 #1
    sourpatch45

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    ok so im working on a 10/22 charger project and i want a really smooth glass like clear coat on top of the paint.... ive tried sanding one really smooth and doing tons of thin coats (with letting it dry between coats) but i cant ever get that glass like look or feel to it.

    any ideas would be great!
     
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    yocan

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    I would think some sort of sealer is the way to go.
     
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    Have you tried wet sanding the clear coat with 1500 or 2000 grit sandpaper and then buffing it out?
     
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    Have you tried a light sanding between coats. Let the coat dry give it a very light sanding and coat it again. Try 4 or 5 coats with a light sanding between coats and you'll get what you're looking for.
     
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    Build up several dried coats. Wet sand with “color” paper, 2000 grit or better. Buff with something like 3M Micro Glaze. Or after last color sand wipe with tac free and shoot with clear coat in dust free both.
     
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    i have tried sanding between coats and it does improve it but no matter how many times i try it doesnt get super smooth
     
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    After very lightly sanding a dry coat make sure you use a wet paper towel to clean the dust off of the surface. I did my son's (Htown) SKS that way, just make sure and wiped all the dust off of the surface before applying a new coat. Make sure your clear coat sealer and brush are not contaminated with dust.
     
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    this should be your answer
     
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    Whats a 10/22 charger?

    If it's a old car it might only have a single stage paint, I don't beleive they used clearcoat back then. If its newer and you know there is a clearcoat read on...

    I would first wash the car and take all the previous layers of wax and sealant. Then I would invest in a claybar and clean the paint up all nice and good. Next I would invest in a random orbital buffer or a rotary (just be careful with a rotary as it can burn your paint). I use a polishing product called Menzerna. It's pretty expensive but it will get the paint nice and mar free. If this car is not daily driven invest in a really nice wax (such as Pinnacle). If the car is driven alot you might try collonite, as it is very durable and still gives a pretty good shine. Waxes can get very expensive (some more than $2,000k+, so I'm sure you can find one to suit your needs).

    The key to having good looking paint is the preperation with the claybar and polishing. I can show you pics of before and after of my car after a polish session. PM me if you have more questions that I might be able to answer.
     
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    sourpatch45

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    its a ruger 10/22 pistol
     

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