In this article you will learn how to apply 2K automotive clear coat with a spray gun.
You are probably using our clear coat for the first time. You may be using a spray gun with that particular clear coat for the first time, so practice on a piece of scrap plastic or scrap metal. You can learn a lot about distance and hand speed by practicing on a scrap piece before you apply clear coat to your car.
If the panel you are painting is dusty, tack rags work great to wipe off any dust. Make sure your regulator is set to 30 psi with the trigger open. You want to spray from about the distance of your pinky to your thumb(6-8 inches) with a fan height of about the distance of your pinky to your thumb. With each pass, overlap 50%. Start spraying 4-5 inches from the start of your piece, continue spraying, and don't stop until 4-5 inches past the end your your piece. Apply a light coat of clear coat, let it sit for 10 minutes and then apply a heavier coat of clear coat. The piece should be dry enough to handle after 10 hours. If you plan to wetsand and polish, let sit for 16 hours.