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Hi, it’s Tony with another live stream. Thanks for joining me in today’s DIY Auto Body Q&A Plus FREE Pearls and Flake Giveaway!
We’re going to give some quick giveaway tonight and I’m going to give you updates and what’s new.
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Question: What is your thoughts on DuPont 615 Primer? [4:57]
I haven’t used that specific primer yet. Is it a 2K primer or a filler primer? Is it a primer sealer? It’s probably okay. A lot products now are pretty good except for some clear coats.
I like to stay away from less expensive clear coats like Advantage or other cheaper clears because it’s your final finish. If you use a good clear coat, you’ll have a good finish on it. You know you can cut and buff it and you’re good. I don’t like to save on clear coats. But, that’s my preference.
On the other hand, I sometimes use cheap base coats and that’s perfectly fine. I sometimes use Omni or Shopline for the less expensive brands.
Question: Do you use epoxy, then bondo and lastly 2K filler or bondo over bare metal? [5:59]
You can do bondo over bare metal. Get it flat, then you can epoxy it. When you’re checking it and blocking it and discover a low spot, you can just sand those areas with 80-grit and lay filler on top of it.
If you have a lot of metal areas and you’re doing a lot of metal work and putting filler on a lot of metal, I would say go over bare metal and then put your primer on top of it.
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Question: Can you put pearl over a car that’s already clear coated or do you need to sand it first? [9:34]
You absolutely need to sand it down. Wet sand the car with 800-grit to 1000-grit. If you are experienced, you can mix directly into the clear coat if you’re sure that you’re not going to run it. Put very little pearl on it, about 3 quarts of mixed clear coat with 2-3 tablespoons of pearl.
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