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Jul 24, 7:36pm - #231216 
Painting Center console

I'm painting my console and I'm about to put the clear coat on, but I don't know how long to let the coats dry before I sand it with steel wool and wash it? I've tried to search for it but can't find anything...Anyone know? Thanks- thumbsup

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Jul 24, 8:04pm - #231217 
so wait, you have painted it and now your goin to sand it? i thought you sand it first then paint like 5-6 coats and then 3-4 clear coats. maybe some wet sanding in between but with a steel wool? i used that stuff at my dishwashing job and that doesn't seem good to sand paint with. could be wrong tho


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Jul 24, 8:07pm - #231218 
DATABASE >> Featured Articles >> Re: The Complete Paint Guide with Pics
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Jul 24, 8:12pm - #231219 
From the Complete Paint Guide:
<I usually like to use at least three seperate coats of clear-coat.

Each of these coats whould be applied exactly liek the color coat, in several thin layers. The sanding is where it differs, however. Instead of using sandpaper, invest in some 0000 grade steel wool (around $4.00 at a paint store, or walmart). This should be used very lightly after the first two clear coats, without any water... Make sure that you rinse the piece after every time that you sand it, and the let towel it completely dry.>

So I see to use it after each coat, but after how long of drying time? Thanks again-

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