Originally Posted by tiskit86
Question: I'm finishing a jazzmaster body in daphne blue, and am in the middle of the prep stage. I applied three coats of behlens sand and seal, sanding back w/ 400 grit after each coat. After cleaning the body off w/ naptha, I just sprayed a couple of coats of reranch white primer. Unfortunately, my spray technique and the aerosol cans doesn't exactly lend itself to a perfect application. So there are some larger droplets in various places after laying of a few coats. Do I just sand these back after it dries and then go ahead w/ the daphne blue aerosol cans? To what grit? wet sand? I obviously want the body to be as perfect as possible before the color coat.
Also, how long do I let the primer dry before sanding?
Don't wet sand yet...that comes later on after everything's done. If you are nervous about the droplets, just knock them down a bit with a sanding block and maybe 400 grit. Lightly. If you are continuing on with more nitro, don't worry to much about things...nitro melts together with successive coats. You will build up enough with your other coats that little bumps won't matter. Wet sanding and fine grit aren't advised this early in the game.
I had a little bit of trouble on one job with a can that spit out chunks....but it turned out good anyway with the technique I mentioned.