Thread: Types of paint
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AzAero View Post
Fair point, single stage paint doesn’t lend itself well to cut and polish. Although if one is going to produce runs spraying single stage color they probably will spraying clear as well. Successfully sanding out and polishing imperfections is tedious, time consuming procedure in itself with risk of paint damage.
Agreed, SS is no more likely to run than clear. However, clear coat is easily repairable, especially compared to SS. Therefore a better choice for a novice. Hence my recommendation. If a novice isn't prepared for the tedious work of repair and cut and buff, they would be wise to skip the attempt. I simply can't see a first time painter doing somethinkg like a full plane and some of the complex to spray parts without numerous runs. No way a first time painter lays down nice slick clear that doesn't need a cut and buff.

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