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Tony B. Richie is back in Hawaii to do auto body Q&A! Today’s focus is Using LVLP Spray Gun To Shoot Metallic Base Coat Car Painting.
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Let’s proceed with the Q&A:
Question: I am hearing two different scenarios. One, you can shoot metallic basecoat with LVLP guns like the Atom x27. Others saying you cannot. Can you shoot metallic basecoat in an Atom x27?
Yes, absolutely. You can shoot both base coat, clear coat as well as metallics. I’d recommend the LVLP if you’re on a tight air compressor set up.
If you want to be technical, HVLP spray guns are for good for base coat while an LVLP spray gun is recommended for clear coat.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t use one spray gun for base coat clear coat. I’ve been using one spray gun until this day and I still get phenomenal results, in fact some of these projects are in the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP Program.
Question: Is it cheaper to mix your own paint rather than going to NAPA and getting paint mixed they charge around $50 including primer and clearcoat?
I’d recommend buying mixed paint in Napa and English Color. If you like a certain paint, you can just inform your paint shop about the certain make and model of the car and they can just get the paint code for it. Otherwise, you can just drop by your local paint store and look through their books for your preferred paint code.
Question: Did some compounding and polished today. My runs showed up after I thought I sanded good enough. Should I re-sand?
Yes, you definitely need to re-sand if you see a little bit of wave after you’ve sanded. Take your time and use 1500-grit when sanding. You can put some guide coat on it or glaze putty before sanding.
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