Tips and Tech

Applying paint coats

Published: June 1, 2003
Q: In spraying from a can (Scale Auto Feb. 2002), Pat Covert suggests waiting about 20 minutes between the initial mist coats to let the paint set up. When applying the heavier wet coats, he doesn't mention any wait. Should these heavier coats be allowed to set up, or can they be applied immediately after one another? In the same article, Pat advises waiting seven to ten days for an enamel paint job to cure before using a polishing kit. In a recent SA article, George Bojaciuk recommends giving enamel paint at least 30 days to "gas out" before polishing. I'm a little confused, but grateful for any help. To read the answer to this question, become a subscriber today and get all the benefits Scale Auto has to offer!
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