How much material

Gmills

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I’m about to paint an early bronco and am looking for advice on how much base and clear to buy. It is a full restoration and will be painted in pieces. The inside and underneath will stay in epoxy. I plan on using Wanda base and universal clear. Also, the top will not be painted now but will be a different color. Would a gallon of base and gallon of clear do it?
 

Gmills

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Thanks, I’m not sure how many coats to do. I would like to get away without cutting and buffing but probably will. Should I go with 3 or 4 coats of clear?
 

texasking

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4 coats if cutting with 1000-1200 to start, 3 coats if starting with 1500 or finer is usually what I do. How it comes out and what you want to end up with determines how much material you need to correct problems like urethane wave, orange peel, and trash. While you are spraying, look at what you have between each coat. If it looks like you want after 3, with only minor orange peel and trash, really no need to spray more. If it has lots of issues, another coat gives you a sacrificial coat to sand away. The first coat is the most important.. It will determine what the finished product will look like. My guess is you will have enough clear for 3 coats on what you are spraying, but 4 or more you may run short with a gallon.
 
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