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I applied my last coat of primer on my case and sanded it off. Its really smooth. I about to apply the paint. So can anyone give me steps or tips for spraypainting. I also have another question
-I’m adding a drawing on the back. Am I able to sketch with pencil, add marker, then erase the pencil marks, or will that damage the paint?
-if I add a design to the back, do I have to add another coat of clear coat or no.
That’s all the questions I have.
 

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For the spray painting, many thin even coats, each allowed to dry properly according to the instructions on the can before the next coat. You don't want it thick enough to form runs. Give the finished paint a good few days to cure before doing clear coat. And for the love of Ashen don't try painting when it's raining. You want a nice dry day.

If the paint is fully dry and cured, you should be able to gently erase a thin set of pencil lines. If you're going to do decals or drawing, do it before clear coating. Just make sure the marker you're using won't eat the paint over time.
 

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For the spray painting, many thin even coats, each allowed to dry properly according to the instructions on the can before the next coat. You don't want it thick enough to form runs. Give the finished paint a good few days to cure before doing clear coat. And for the love of Ashen don't try painting when it's raining. You want a nice dry day.

If the paint is fully dry and cured, you should be able to gently erase a thin set of pencil lines. If you're going to do decals or drawing, do it before clear coating. Just make sure the marker you're using won't eat the paint over time.
How do I know if it’s fully cured?
 

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How do I know if it’s fully cured?
A fingernail and moderate pressure won't scratch it. The exact time varies by the can, but 4 days works for me as rule of thumb.
 

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A fingernail and moderate pressure won't scratch it. The exact time varies by the can, but 4 days works for me as rule of thumb.
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This is the one I use. It states drying time is 20 minutes. I do 40 minutes.
 

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Those "dry to the touch" quickly, so you can put additional coats on after that time, but wait a few days for the paint to fully dry/cure once you have your coats of color on, then do the clear coat, and let that fully cure for a few days as well.
 
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