Last post on Apr 13, 2013 at 3:26 AM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Paint, Sedan
#1 of 4 Need some help at doing my touch up paint.
Apr 06, 2013 (9:11 am)
I want to do a little touch up paint job on very few little marks on my rear bumper (smaller than size eraser on pencil) CHECK THE PICTURE. Im not expecting it to look like professional job but not utterly garbage also .. i have some few questions if anyone can answer and if anyone can add more info that will be great.
1) After applying primer how long do i need to wait ?
2) same for basecoat after applying coat how long do i need to wait ? how many layers do i need?
3) how long do i need to wait before i put clear coat?
4) would sanding the final touchup paint help me merge it with old paint ? if yes what sanding grit do i need ?
5) whats a rubbing compund ? do i need to use that in my process
#2 of 4 Re: Need some help at doing my touch up paint. [azfar]
Apr 06, 2013 (9:45 pm)
#4 of 4 Re: Need some help at doing my touch up paint. [azfar]
Apr 13, 2013 (3:26 am)
1) After applying the primer you have to wait till it is dry to sand it
2) The base coat needs to flash off (appear dull) to top coat. You need to use enough coats to cover the primer. Blend or fade into the original finish to match.
3) Same for the clear coat. The base coat solvent has to flash off before you clear. It depends on your clear dry time as to when you recoat. Read the can. You need at least 2 wet coats if your going to wet sand and polish it. Make sure you clear past your base coat if you aren't painting the entire bumper.
4) You can wet sand and buff it. I wouldn't want to do it by hand. I would start with 1500 grit and finish with 2000 or higher. Be careful you don't want to sand through the clear coat.
5) If you sand it you will need a compound to bring the shine back. You will also need a polish to remove the swirls from the compounding.