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Old 07-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #215
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Originally Posted by MattTHEpainter

I'm not well versed in spray can refinishing, but have applied base coat with a can before. Apply light coats of base, just enough to cover. Many people apply the base too thick and it will become "orange peeled". As for the clear, achieving a "mirror-like finish" is difficult with a lacquer based top coat. Spray 2-3 medium/wet coats, no light coats. Then use 2000/1500 wet sand paper depending on level of imperfections. Buff with a high speed rotary and compound, this should smooth out any peel.

What are you painting?
Interior bits on my STI.
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