Conditions

18°–22° are optimal conditions. Anything over 25° is a no-go. Spraying outdoors 15°–20° fine.

Preparation

Rough up the surface of the old lacquer with scotch-brite pads (3M 7448—Light Grey (Ultra Fine Hand) 600–800 grit) or 800 wet & dry.

Tack rag over the entire surface immediately before spraying.

Basecoat

Mix

  • 2 parts paint
  • 1 part thinners
  • May need to add 10% more thinners

Method

Spray 2–3 top coats; greys are normally 2 coats with red mica’s needing up to 3.

Leave 20–30 minutes between coats. Don’t touch it.

Clearcoat

Mix

  • 2 parts lacquer high solids
  • 1 part hardener
  • May need to add 10% more thinners

Method

Spray 2 normal coats, with 15 minutes in between coats. First coat very light. Allow to dry overnight. Leave 3–4 days before fitting trim or polishing.