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Old 02-22-2024, 08:06 PM
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I've a new body for B6.4 - which side is the protective film on?

Back in the day, I'm sure I just pulled the body out of the bag, washed it, let it dry, then start masking for paint.

This time I've got to leave the overspray film on, wash the inside, then liquid mask the inside - is that right?
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Old 02-23-2024, 08:00 AM
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Film's on the outside. Lightly sand the inside EXECPT THE WINDOWS with steel wool. Wash well, mask the windows, and paint the inside. That's the short answer. Two or more colors are more complicated. more masking and figuring out the order to mask and paint.
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Think of it as layers and what's gonna show.
I don't scruff them up but I do clean with dawn dish soap prior to paint. Never tried liquid mask so can't comment. I use automotive masking tape.
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Old 02-27-2024, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bud
Film's on the outside. Lightly sand the inside EXECPT THE WINDOWS with steel wool. Wash well, mask the windows, and paint the inside. That's the short answer. Two or more colors are more complicated. more masking and figuring out the order to mask and paint.
I used to go in order dark to light back in the day. I also used silver to bring a sparkly effect through and white to brighten/pop the external colour.

I guess the wire wool is a way to increase surface area and improve adhesion? Or is it to do with colour popping through?
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I guess the wire wool is a way to increase surface area and improve adhesion? Or is it to do with colour popping through?
It just makes the paint stick better. I've done it without sanding too and it works either way. Not too big of a deal. Good luck with your paint job.
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For the B6.4 body, the protective film is on the outside. You’re correct that you should leave the overspray film on while you wash the inside and apply the liquid mask. After painting, you can remove the protective film to reveal the paint job. This process helps protect the outside of the body from overspray and scratches during the painting process. Enjoy your painting!
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