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  • ChristianM128 commented on DrSimons's instructable Paint Your Car With Rustoleum8 months ago
    Paint Your Car With Rustoleum

    Hoping I can ask some advice from you fine people...In Cyprus I cant get white primer let alone a spray gun andpsi compressor etc. Cypriots here have hit off both wing mirrors for parking intheir (public parking) space. Scratched side of car for parking in their(public parking) preferred space, and the sun damage to bonnet and roof wasterrible. The guy I bought the car from used a cheap scratch hider so about amonth later all these scratches came up... Anyway car doesn't feel great and none of this was any faultof my own so took matters into own hands. Wanted to know if a normalnon-professional could pick up spray cans and revitalize his car. Here's how Igot on:Today went to check on car and some Cypriot guys shouting atme to move the car. Then noticed the same guy had stolen my new pol...see more »Hoping I can ask some advice from you fine people...In Cyprus I cant get white primer let alone a spray gun andpsi compressor etc. Cypriots here have hit off both wing mirrors for parking intheir (public parking) space. Scratched side of car for parking in their(public parking) preferred space, and the sun damage to bonnet and roof wasterrible. The guy I bought the car from used a cheap scratch hider so about amonth later all these scratches came up... Anyway car doesn't feel great and none of this was any faultof my own so took matters into own hands. Wanted to know if a normalnon-professional could pick up spray cans and revitalize his car. Here's how Igot on:Today went to check on car and some Cypriot guys shouting atme to move the car. Then noticed the same guy had stolen my new polishingcloths and scrapers etc... I just smiled.So far: Tape car -> prime car -> paint white on primer-> sandpaper drips -> paint white until drips gone. No clear coat, no buffing, no rubbing compound, no wetsanding... just primer and 27 cans of white gloss and lots of care andattention. My problem is I have shadows of white despite having a thickbase coat. Probably just because its an outside job and spray paint in wind etcisn't great. Should I use a thick foam block by hand lightly skim the topsurface with rubbing compound, then buff and clear coat? Or wet sand, then buffand clear coat? I've never wet sanded before and doesn't feel right on a thickbase coat...

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