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Started sanding the guide coat off today.

Look at how shinny the primer is and it is not wet. I wiped it down with a towel and it is slick.
 

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Sorry. A guide coat is a light coat of primer of a different color than the base primer coat. The reason for the guide coat is to make sure you get all low spot or dents out. Like on mine I used gray primer as my base and put a light coat of black primer over it. When I sand the black coat off if there is a dent or low spot it will still be black, so I either need to keep sanding it until it is all gray or if it is to deep I will have to put more primer on that place to build it up some and then sand it back down again. You done have to do a guide coat, but you will get a lot better paint job if you do.
If you have anymore questions please ask. I hope this explained it ok.
 

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Sorry. A guide coat is a light coat of primer of a different color than the base primer coat. The reason for the guide coat is to make sure you get all low spot or dents out. Like on mine I used gray primer as my base and put a light coat of black primer over it. When I sand the black coat off if there is a dent or low spot it will still be black, so I either need to keep sanding it until it is all gray or if it is to deep I will have to put more primer on that place to build it up some and then sand it back down again. You done have to do a guide coat, but you will get a lot better paint job if you do.
If you have anymore questions please ask. I hope this explained it ok.
Makes sense. +1
 

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Sorry. A guide coat is a light coat of primer of a different color than the base primer coat. The reason for the guide coat is to make sure you get all low spot or dents out. Like on mine I used gray primer as my base and put a light coat of black primer over it. When I sand the black coat off if there is a dent or low spot it will still be black, so I either need to keep sanding it until it is all gray or if it is to deep I will have to put more primer on that place to build it up some and then sand it back down again. You done have to do a guide coat, but you will get a lot better paint job if you do.
If you have anymore questions please ask. I hope this explained it ok.
Thank you So SOOO MUCH!! And yes, it made PERFECT sense and I truly appreciate that you took the time.

The reason I asked was, first and foremost, I am NOT a painter! At least not when it comes to autos. Perfectionist? Yes or to an extent if that makes any sense. But I digress. Recently, I decided to paint the roof of an 1989 Ford 150 Econline Van. It rarely gets driven and just sit in the street collecting dust. The paint on the roof was peeling terribly and there was a lot of rust as well.
Not knowing anyone that paints autos for a living. I decided to take the common sense route. So after reading #7 a day or so ago and #8 yesterday. Well, it made me curious as to how badly I've screwed Oops! Messed up. What I've done. I'm sorry! I didn't mean to rattle on so. Perhaps, I should go back and start at your #1. I believe I will. To see what else I can learn. Thank you again! Oh! Is it alright if I ask you questions and/ or advice?







or 3 months. Anyway, the paint is peeling
 

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Yes it is ok to ask. I am not a painter by trade either. I have several friends that are. So I have been around it and helped them some.
 
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