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Old 06-15-2019, 08:34 PM
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Should I use black or grey primer. It's just gonna be e9 laser red metallic and clear coat. Not gonna mess with the tri coat.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:32 PM
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It doesnt really matter if your doing a 2 stage , but I would think grey primer might cover easier.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:54 PM
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Thank you
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:20 PM
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Actually, primer color can affect final base coat color depending on how many layers of base coat you use, the thickness of each base coat, and if it's a metallic flake or not.

If you're spraying 3 coats of base coat then it's not an issue but if only one or two light layers you could see some difference between white, grey or black primer in how deep your basecoat appears or the tint of it.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:30 PM
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Thank you. I have wet sanded the clear coat off. Or scuffed it with 1000 grid. Spotted grey sandable primer in some areas and fenders. Just going for same color, not show car. I was surprised that spraying a test patch over the scuffed clear coat came out really nice , so I'm going for it,
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:01 AM
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really unless you have some paint turning loose or misssing paint in spots all you really have to do is scuff up old paint with 180 and spray, primer is just a filler more or less
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:33 PM
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Ok. I went with black primer over gray. I feel better about that. I don't know about heavy grit paper. 1000 and 2000 seem to really work good for me ? I have a gallon of laser red coming. I bought two 32 ounce 2k clear coat. I'm hoping I have enough ?
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