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whoopsie, sanded thru clear and color to primer in small spot, can i do spot repair?

#1
So first round of painting my boat's dash too many runs. Resprayed it and did a much better job. Had two tiny runs that easily wet sanded out. Orange peel wasn't too bad either. Overall I did a pretty nice paint job second round.

However, on one edge while wet sanding (that I never should have even tried to sand in retrospect) I sanded thru the clear and into the color. Man it blew thru fast. One second it was fine the next I was like omg. Anyways I attached a pic. I really do not want to repaint this entire dash a third time. Another edge I sanded thru just the clear color is ok. A fine line maybe 3" long.

My question is for the area I blew thru the base coat into the primer can I just throttle my gun down, narrow up the fan a ton and just hit this spot with color, then once that dries hit an area a little wider with clear then wet sand it and have it all blend nice? For the spot i went thru just the clear can I just go over that one area with clear again then wetsand? This is not a metallic color, its just a solid grey color.
 

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#2
Did you activate your base coat? If so re-clearing the one spot should be fine.
However, if you try blending the area you sanded through, you will end up re-clearing the whole thing anyway.
 
#4
The thing about edges is that not only are they easy to buff through, they are easy to neglect while painting. I've learned the hard way that, for example, if you are painting a box-shaped piece, you have to not just paint the sides, but angle the gun at a 45 and make a pass along all the edges as you go.
 
#5
Well finished the wet sanding and went thru in a couple of other spots.

I turned my fan narrow and closed the flow control way down. Misted on color over the areas and it worked well. I then misted the repair areas with reducer. It looks good.

The bummer is I don’t have enough clear. It’s on the way but I’m going to miss my 24 hour window. So I guess I’m going to have to sand and reapply color in my touchup areas before I clear. At least that’s what the dbc tech sheets say.

Not sure why I can’t just lightly sand it then clear it.

I was thinking of hitting only the areas I fixed with a coat or two, then doing the entire dash with one last coat.

Or maybe I should hit the repair area with two coats. Wet sand it. Then do a flow coat on the entire dash?
 
#7
Ya I have it inside my box van that is completely dark inside 24/7. Looks like the clear will arrive wed so I’ll spray clear after work. I sprayed the base last night (sat evening).
 
#8
Well finished the wet sanding and went thru in a couple of other spots.

I turned my fan narrow and closed the flow control way down. Misted on color over the areas and it worked well. I then misted the repair areas with reducer. It looks good.

The bummer is I don’t have enough clear. It’s on the way but I’m going to miss my 24 hour window. So I guess I’m going to have to sand and reapply color in my touchup areas before I clear. At least that’s what the dbc tech sheets say.

Not sure why I can’t just lightly sand it then clear it.

I was thinking of hitting only the areas I fixed with a coat or two, then doing the entire dash with one last coat.

Or maybe I should hit the repair area with two coats. Wet sand it. Then do a flow coat on the entire dash?
I would probably hit the base with 1 coat at your normal gun settings. In my experience changing the gun is fine to get coverage and avoid too many solvents on a burn through, but the final appearance coat should be made at normal gun settings.

If you sand the base it needs another coat of base, otherwise you run the risk of having sanding marks or other defects.

I think you would be better off clearing it all at once and not trying to spot in spots. Unless you are using blending solvent I dont think its normal practice to spot in clear. It will have dry spray and possible delamination issues trying to spot it in I would imagine. Just give it 3 nice coats and sand and buff as needed staying away from edges.

These are my non expert opinions, I could be wrong so maybe I will learn something myself.
 
#12
This entire dash is basically an edge there’s so many curves and corners and edges. Doing the best I can bro for my experience and what I’m working with.
 
#13
you will never be able to sand and buff those edges . live with the peel or whatever but forget sanding them and polishing.. unless you have 6 to 8 coats of clear.
 
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