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Need advice quickly... Re: One Shot and Clear Coating with Mathews Clear

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by tebond, May 3, 2013.

  1. tebond

    tebond New Member

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    I sprayed a two panel sign with Mathews Brilliant Gold Metallic with catalyst and reducer, then I clear coated with Mathews (catalyst and reducer), I let the Clear cure 36 hours and then masked and lettered the sign panels. Evidently the clear had not cured completely and the mask dulled the finish some but more noticeable are tape marks in the clear where I taped up large areas to be painted with the One Shot. The One Shot Enamel is a mixed blue with a little One Shot Hardener. I have had the panels after lettering curing up in the sun for two days now in the hopes I may be able to Re-spray Mathews clear to remedy this situation. It is now Friday night and I have to deliver the signs Tuesday. Is there a way I can spray Mathews Clear to conceal the tape marks. Or any suggestions how to conceal these marks easily.
     
  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    I would mist the next clear and then a heavier coat. Put it on too thick and it might be too hot and jack everything up. The clear should conceal all issues
     
  3. SuncitySigns

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    Why don't you just coat n push the clear we're it's dulled. Same theory as cutting n polishing a car when the clear coat has dulled over the years.
     
  4. tebond

    tebond New Member

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    Another question before I do this

    What about sanding first so the clear would hold. Would a very light wet sand with 1500 grit be sufficient, like just a quick wipe as to not to damage the lettering. The clear and push, what's that.
     
  5. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Tebo .. You mentioned added harder .. So just like PHD said mist 1st coat clear heavier 2nd & yes a light wet sand is even better.

    You will be fine adding harder helps prevents other paints & clears of harming 1 Shot.
    Wet sanding will give the clear some tooth to bite & smoother surface.
    Clears will camouflage surface strangeness.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Agree & good luck
     
  7. tebond

    tebond New Member

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    Thanks for the input, am headed to the shop to light wet sand, mist and then I'll wait about 20-30 minutes and put the wet coat on, sure hope it will cure up by Tuesday early afternoon. I'll check for any more info in about an hour.
     
  8. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Is this what you are spraying if so it dries within 24 hours.
     
  9. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Just be careful, I have had 1Shot crinkle like crazy after spraying it with clear (even their own aerosol clear)
    Love....Jill
     
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