Re: Freshly painted Tank- Yay!
So we let the tank cure till 6pm, then wet sanded with 1500 then 2000 grit paper wrapped around a sponge to mellow out the pressure. Going lightly and using plenty of soapy water, it ended up going pretty good. The wet sanding process takes the clear coat and texture down a lot but leaves the clear coat filmy to say the least. At this point we took some turtle wax rubbing compound (seemed largely clay based to me) and rubbed and wiped and rubbed and wiped. The pic below is from about halfway through the rubbing compound treatment, and we got it a lot clearer before we were done today. Finally, and not yet pictured, we got the first two light coats of glitter clear on the tank which is now popping like the Fourth of July. I'll post some pics of it tomorrow after the paint drys and I have some good light to shoot it in. I may wet sand and rub it once more tomorrow before applying a final coat of glitter clear over the whole thing. All told, this tank had about 4 coats of primer, and 5 coats of color, and so far five coats of clear applied. All told there will still be one to two more clear coats applied when finished.
Thanks for looking at my project!
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