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1G Paint over factory seam sealer tacky

enriquez2000

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Oct 5, 2014
fort collins, Colorado
Im hoping for some insight.

Im painting my bay and the factory seam sealer doesnt appear to want to let the paint dry. After 2 days its still sticky.

Any advice or do I just have to wait the drying out?

I did scuff and clean everything. Its just the sealer im worried about after testing some areas
 

1999RSfwd

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Nov 24, 2016
Dresden, Tennessee
I had this happen on one of my 2g's. I added new seam sealer in an area. When I went to paint over the new seam sealer, the seam sealer got all tacky and the paint over it never dried. I think this is because I used an enamel based paint. After that I cleaned everything off, and used an acrylic based paint and didn't have any issues.
 

enriquez2000

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That would make sense..

I wonder if I was to paint over with acrylic after cleaning if that woukd help

May have to experiment
 

enriquez2000

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Probably. That's essentially what I did. Cleaned off the top painted part of the seam sealer, and painted over it with new paint. I would just make sure the seam sealer is dry before re-attempting to paint over it again.
Which acrylic did you use? Krylon 5x?

Did you 2k clear afterwards? I plan on doing that to harden the finish. I know it works with enamel...
 

1999RSfwd

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I used some Dupli-Color perfect match paint. I didn't use any clear afterwards, although I should have. I've had good luck with the Spray Max 2k clear, and it does work with the Dupli-Color perfect match stuff. The only thing I didn't like was that Dupli-Color didn't have the correct color, although it was close I didn't care because the area was covered up. If I had to do it again, I'd get some auto parts store like O'Reilly's to mix me up some paint. Some can even put it in an aerosol can too.
 

enriquez2000

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Oct 5, 2014
fort collins, Colorado
I used some Dupli-Color perfect match paint. I didn't use any clear afterwards, although I should have. I've had good luck with the Spray Max 2k clear, and it does work with the Dupli-Color perfect match stuff. The only thing I didn't like was that Dupli-Color didn't have the correct color, although it was close I didn't care because the area was covered up. If I had to do it again, I'd get some auto parts store like O'Reilly's to mix me up some paint. Some can even put it in an aerosol can too.
Im just doing satin black....mine is easy and front is already done

I think krylon 5x is acrylic...

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enriquez2000

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fort collins, Colorado
I would just test it out somewhere on somewhere inconspicuous first, before I went all in
Thats what I did with this enamel... ill get some acrylic and even read that por15 over sealer works. Acrylic 1st and hope for the best
 
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