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post #4 of (permalink) Old 6th September 2009
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Thanks for the pic, the job looks fine at this point.

When applying lacquer coats, you need to apply a half-coat of lacquer onto the dried paint - this acts as a 'bridge' between the basecoat, and subsequent lacquer layers. Once this has dried, apply a normal coat of lacquer, and dry quickly with a heat gun (a hair drier will suffice), but don't focus the heat on one place or you'll scorch the surface. Allow to cool, then apply the lacquer as heavy as you dare (if you are looking for a deep gloss), and again - use heat to fuse the lacquer to a shine.

Allow to cool down, and a couple of hours to harden enough for handling (overnight if possible), then all should be well.

Hope that helps, your spraying technique is good, if you are reaching the standard you have achieved already.


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