Had to stop after one coat of clear

harleyguy

New Member
I'm painting my first vehicle ( 55 Ford F100) and need some advice. I'm painting it apart or disassembled. Last night I had planned on applying 3-4 coats of Universal Clear onto 4 fenders and 2 doors. I was about 3/4's finished with the first coat, when I was interrupted and informed I had to leave because of a family emergency. I quickly finished the first coat and left. I had time this morning to quickly examine the parts. I have just a light coat in a few areas because of rushing the last bit of paint.
Is my only option sanding off the clear and reapplying base or can I lightly scuff and apply more clear?
At this point I'm not sure when I can get back to this project.
Oh, I also found some nibs in the clear.
 

crashtech

Combo Man
Oh, lordie. How long has it been, and what are the temps like? I think you should call @Barry for this one. I'd want to continue clearing RIGHT NOW, if he thinks it will stick.
 

harleyguy

New Member
Crash, sorry for not getting right back with you didn't mean to be rude. I want to thank you for your quick reply and to inform you that Barry did text me back.
His recommendation was to gray pad it and start spraying. He also stated that I had up to 96 hours to finish. I asked because I have been up most of the night and was afraid I would rush it.
 

harleyguy

New Member
Sorry Rooster, wasn't ignoring you, just been kinda busy.
Barry's advice, I'm sure, was spot on.
My application of his advice, however, is not up to pro status. I'm sure it will be OK despite my limited experience.
 
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