Paint the old Mercedes Benz with base and clear coat paints

Posted By on May 5, 2014


Sunday afternoon was a perfect time to take a couple of the Mercedes Benz repairs to the next step with paints. Although I’ve painted several cars back in the day we used enamel and lacquer single stage automotive paints, I’ve never used a base coat and clear coat. This was the perfect test.

  1. Rework the final body filler and primer by wet sanding with 200 grit.
  2. Final sanding with 400 and then 600 (not shown)
  3. Apply 3 coats of base tint to match Mercedes “turd” brown.
  4. Apply 3 coats of clear coat and overspray off the car to blend and gloss.


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