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    Spray Painting

    I have read the how-to on this and its just a general question on it.

    Using different primers such as white or grey. Will this affect how light/dark the final colour is?

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    Sure Will Mate! The Darker the Primer the Darker the Finished Product will be!
    THE STATEMENTS MADE ABOVE ARE MERELY MY OPINION AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS STATEMENTS OF FACT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

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    Assuming it's for your blue car, then stick with grey - the same as VX use on the production line

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    Ok thanks.

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    One more question on the subject of spray painting.

    After spraying all layers. How long is best to wait before polishing to get it shiny?

    Can tell I havent done this before!

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    after lacquer i wouldnt be polish/wxing for a week at least

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    i heard youre supposed to T cut after final coat of laquer, take it this isn't true
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    Ok I have one strip and two handels done, the colour match isnt bad, but what makes it stand out is the fact that its not shiny, I did 2-3 layers of laquer as well.

    Tried tcut then polish

    What am i doing wrong?

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    if the lacquer isn't shiny - either you sprayed from too far away and it went 'powdery' before it reached the painted surface, or you didn't put enough on - which is rare, but easily done when trying not to get runs.

    to get better results with lacquer (from a rattle can) sit the can in hot (not boiling) water for 2-3 mins before shaking it and using it - it thins it out a little and comes out better.
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    You also need to leave lacquered items somewhere warm for 2-3 days before touching it with polish/t-cut etc to properly harden up.
    0-60 in 6.5 secs and 48mpg- winner!

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