Supplies for step three - Base coat, colour and clear
Base coat colour
Paint Mixing cups
First we can do the prep and mix. Using your mixing cups, mix your base coat to the appropriate ratio. Then go ahead and strain and fill the cup with base coat. Do your final rag clean of the panel seconds before you start applying paint.
First spray your jams and edges, then come across and do your first base coat. 50% overlap is good. A great tip here is to apply the second and third coat at 90 degrees direction to the previous coat. This will achieve a more level surface and will eliminate any strands. We like to use a 50% overlap and complete consistent backwards and forward movement and gun distance to the panel.
You can use the same gun that you've used for your proxy primer, urethane, base coat and also for the clear clear coat. The only thing we doing is changing out the nozzle sizes. OK, Once the base coat is completely cured we start with the wet sanding process.
We start with a 600 grit and continue with the cross hatch pattern. Note that a smaller block can work here as we no longer shaping the panel and it is more controllable.
Tip if you find that you've gone through your base coat and the primer is exposed just touch it up with a little match stick and paper on the end dipped into the paint. Next is urethane clear. Properly mixed and put into the cup it's time to spray. Seconds before spraying the final clear, clean wipe the panel. Go ahead and apply 2 to 3 wet coats as you did with the base coats, start with your edges first and then the main panel. Urethane clear with an activator this is done about 45 minutes after the base coat has been applied. This perfect timing.
If you had to stop now for a couple of days you would need to redo the clear coats. Allow the clear to sit for 48 hours. Now it's time to sand again. Now we start with a thousand grid and the cross hatch pattern and moved up to 1500 and then finish with 2000 Grit. Continue sanding until you're left only with the matte finish. Do a wipe and if you find any colour don't worry just apply to more coats of clear