painting question


Old 07-29-05, 02:50 PM
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painting question

I have a question about painting on bare metal. I am working on my first restoration project, and while wet sanding today, I sanded too far in a few spots and exposed bare metal, especially on edges and ridges. I know paint should always be on top of primer because that makes it bond, but will it be ok to paint over a few small bare metal surfaces? The paint is Dupont Centari. Thanks alot for any replies!
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Old 07-30-05, 09:12 PM
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anybody have any idea?
Old 07-30-05, 09:33 PM
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You went too far
It might work, but it's not really the right way
Old 07-31-05, 08:20 AM
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I would prime the spots.

Taking short cuts maybe fine for touch ups on older cars, but I would not take short cuts on a restoration job.
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It is also easier to get even coverage when you are painting a surface that has one consistent color [primer or paint] If you don't reprime you will be surprised at how hard it is to cover the few shiny metal spots.
Old 07-31-05, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the replies yall. I think i'm gonna go ahead and reprime. It seems that it will be worth it.

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