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I would be tempted to say no to that, but that's just my opinion. Why spray something if you're then gonna rub it all off again?
 

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i am not totally sure but a guy who used to customise cars used to 1200 wet and dry between each layer of paint, i dont think he did it just before laquer though. he just made sure the last coat was perfect..probably how he ended up with 19 coats on a mini once... by hell did that thing shine!!
 

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hi peeps, does anyone know (before i f**k it up) once the panels have been sprayed should they be rubbed down to a dull matt before the laquer is applied any help appreciated cheers
i would say the same but having read a few articles they say you should rub down the surface so its dull before applying laquer but was wondering if anyone had done this themselves
 

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i am not totally sure but a guy who used to customise cars used to 1200 wet and dry between each layer of paint, i dont think he did it just before laquer though. he just made sure the last coat was perfect..probably how he ended up with 19 coats on a mini once... by hell did that thing shine!!
19 f00kin' coats on a mini? f*ck me!!!
 

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write tzr1989 grab your self a sheet of 1200 wet and dry sand papersoak it and rub down as gently as you can untill you have a slightly dull finsh once you have this then laquer but once you laquer you must leave it at least 7 days on the last day grab some half decent polish and polish it untill your hearts content and then you will see what the nice shiney finsh will leave you speaking from exsperiance you wont be diserpointed preption is the key to sucess let me no how you get on
 

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Agree with tzr biker "the key is in the prep work"
i found that out spraying my tzr panels...

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19 f00kin' coats on a mini? f*ck me!!!
seriously it was like a mirror...it was in BRG and was really sweet.

it also had a union jack on the roof :)

finally , although this has nothing to do with paint, it had a 2l cavalier sri engine in it.. he got through a lot of tyres.

he used to specialise in minis only, spraying, custom, and engine work... he once bought a mini pick up shell for about 200 notes and by the time he had finished he sold the finished motor for 4k.. surprisingly that was also in BRG.
 

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seriously it was like a mirror...it was in BRG and was really sweet.

it also had a union jack on the roof :)

finally , although this has nothing to do with paint, it had a 2l cavalier sri engine in it.. he got through a lot of tyres.

he used to specialise in minis only, spraying, custom, and engine work... he once bought a mini pick up shell for about 200 notes and by the time he had finished he sold the finished motor for 4k.. surprisingly that was also in BRG.
nice one guys am in process of final coats now so will be sanding and laquering soon will post pics when done
 
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