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How long does it take for clear coat to dry?
Let the base coat dry completely before moving on to the clear coat. It鈥檒l usually take about 30 minutes for the base coat to dry, but depending on the temperature and humidity, it could take closer to 60 minutes.
How long do you let base coat dry before painting?
I like overnight because it lets you pinstripe or tu-tone with a little extra safety factor. According to Duponts Tech Manual – drying time for basecoat when applying their hi-production 7500 series clears is only 15-30 minutes. Any painting I have done, I always let it cure for at least 24 hours.
Should clear coat be dry before buffing?
Make sure the clear coat is completely dry before you buff. You can rent a buffer from your local hardware store if you don鈥檛 own one. Use a low setting and buff carefully but quickly鈥攊f you leave the buffer on any particular spot for too long, it could burn or wear away the paint you just applied.
How many coats of clear coat should I apply?
Apply 2 coats of the base coat, and then wait for the paint to dry completely before sealing with 2 coats of clear coat. For tips on fixing mistakes and buffing the paint, scroll down!