how long to wait before sanding clear coat

Best answer 30 minutes People also ask Do you sand before or after clear coat? But no, you don't sand before clearing unless you wait too long to apply the clear. You can let the base dry and sand before you clear but that is not the way it's mea

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  • Do you sand before or after clear coat?

  • But no, you don’t sand before clearing unless you wait too long to apply the clear. You can let the base dry and sand before you clear but that is not the way it’s meant to be applied. Ideally, you ultra-fine the clear and buff it to a glossy shine after you’ve applied it to a properly cured, unsanded base.

  • How do you sand and Polish a clear coat?

  • Step 1: Soak the sandpaper. Step 2: Wash your car. Step 3: Begin to wet-sand the clear coat. Step 4: Continue wet-sanding with higher grit sandpaper. Step 5: Tape delicate surfaces.

  • How long do you let base coat dry before clear coat?

  • Just so, how long do you let base coat dry before clear coat? You want to give about 15-20 minutes in between base coats and then about 20-30 minutes after your last base coat before you apply the clear coat. If you wait 48 hours, the base coat will be too dry and the clear coat will have a harder time sticking to it.

  • How long should Nason clear coat cure before sanding and buffing?

  • How long should I let the Nason clear coat cure before sanding and buffing? One light coat clear and one wet coat. Buffed and blended with 2000 wet or dry 3M paper, 3M rubbing compound, and some Meguris swirl remover if needed. I painted a truck hood and sanded and buffed after 18 hours.

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