Need some paint advice, not Camaro.

Knuckle Dragger

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I have a S10 Blazer I'm putting a 5.3 in to make it a fun daily driver. The bumper was messed up so I got a replacement and decided to give painting it a shot with some of the automotive aerosols out there. I did some work on my Nova years back and they turned out OK. I'm not driving shop pieces by any stretch.

While color sanding it I got too aggressive and sanded through the clear, the base and my primer all the way to the black primer that was on the bumper from the manufacture. I tried to post a picture but it won't let me.

I'm not looking for perfect but this obviously isn't what I wanted. What do I do now? Can I sand back with 600 again, seal and re-shoot everything?

I don't think I had enough base on it to begin with. I only bought one can and because I used the white primer I had a hard time seeing the coverage. The spray nozzle was poo for the first coat but I swapped it for the primer nozzle and the next two coats came out OK. I was chasing an flat even finish when I was trying to sand out "shiny dots" I thought were low spots in the clear and just go too aggressive when I sanded through. I definitely need to position the work better on the next try.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

Knuckle Dragger

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Here is the picture
 

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Knuckle Dragger

Mayor of Simpleton
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Nov 2, 2002
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Feather it out best you can, scuff remainder of paint, re-seal and start from there - redo whole bumper since you're concerned about material depth.

Right on, that's the plan then.

I got to do a better job positioning the work so I can lay it out right. I think I was doomed from the start by not slowing down and taking my time.
 

jester1

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Jan 12, 2005
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If you hit the manufactures black primer while sanding give it a shot of adhesion promoter if you have some laying around. Feather it out too.
 




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