Originally Posted by BDP24
What would the cost be to have an auto car place put on a piano finish for JW? Maybe another primer coat to hide the seams, and then the black gloss.
Given his current / great prep, I would guesstimate only 2 to 3 hours of labor for the two. So probably in the $250-$350 range which may even include paint.
As I mentioned above,
Go find some "Bondo" brand "Glazzing & Spot Putty". Comes in a tube for less than $10. It will work wonders filling your seams. You put it right over primer and its very easy to use and sand.. Once you have everything filled and sanded, put one final semi heavy primer coat on, then lightly dust or fog on a very thin coat of black from a spray can (google/you-tube "guide coating"). Once dry, block sand until the guide coat is gone. What will be left is all primer and/or primer with little black lines or patches of black representing areas requiring more block sanding or possibly more spot putty etc.. Repeat.
Time for the black base coat after that. The base coat only needs enough coats for even covering. The clear coat is where you will want several layers so you can sand and buff out any runs, dust or orange peel effect etc..
Once done, don't scratch or chip either of them.. You will be extremely ticked at yourself if you do..