Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint with another live stream. This is the Learn auto body update.
We are halfway done with the content for the Daihatsu Mini Truck Project. It should be completed in the next couple of days and will be uploading it in the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP members area.
For those of you who haven’t joined us yet, please check out LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP Course. I have so uploaded different projects in there which I am sure you will love and learn from.
We are going to be working on a motorcycle tank project. It was in a mini accident. Looks like the fork bent on the side and dented the tank. Watch out for it.
Question: What is the safest temperature to paint at? (6:02)
I would say if you’re at about 65 degrees you’re good. If you can heat your garage up with a regular heater, it could be a propane heater, don’t worry you’re not going to blow up the garage, before you paint, and get it to about 70 in there, it’s actually a good temperature.
70-75 degrees is really a good temperature to paint at. But I would not paint below 55 degrees just to be safe. The colder you are, the faster temperature you will need to run, as far as a reducer. Again, 60-65 degrees is good. But, 70-75 degrees is better.
Question: Can you base over Epoxy Primer? (7:31)
Absolutely! I’ve done it many times but it’s also suggested and recommended to put a 2k Filler Primer over an epoxy. Then, sand it out flat and get the orange peel out. Lastly, do your base coat clear coat on top of that, or single stage enamel.
I’ve been getting some comments about people saying that they see sand scratches in their base coat with 400-grit. What I meant when you’re finishing off with 400-grit sand paper, you should not finish off with a fresh sand paper.
When you use a 400- grit and you keep on sanding and cutting, it becomes duller as you go. The 400-grit turns into a 500-600-grit as you sand. That’s what I meant when you finish off with 400-grit.
You should not use a brand new sheet of 400-grit and sand one area for about 40 seconds and that’s it. You need to sand the primer out.
Question: What do you finish body filler with before 2k? (11:37)
You mean sanding? I usually like to do my shaping with 80-grit. I like to cut and shape with 80-grit to 150-grit. Then, finish with about 220-grit to 320-grit.
If you could finish off with at least 220-grit to 320-grit, you could put a 2k primer .It will fill that. I discuss this in the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP Course. Make sure to review that section.
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