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I have a question, the thing is.. im planning on painting my valve cover.
The typical way is to wash clean > sand grit with > 120 > 220 > 400 > 600 > and then paint.

But i was wondering for my case, im planning on spraying wrinkle paint. Do you think i should still sand down or it wouldnt make a difference since the paint finish is somewhat lumpy?

any comment or response would help. thanks :D
 

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The reason you sand the surface is to promote adhesion of the following coat, though the last sanding is to smooth things out. I would avoid the last one.
 

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Also to make sure it's sparkly clean :mrgreen:

Better surface for adhesion is best. Like Bryan said, you can skip the last sanding when you apply the wrinkle finish, but you shouldn't have to go as far as 100 grit, 300-330grit is great for knocking down most bumps, but the finer the surface, the more even the coat. If you fill it w/ sandable primer, you should be good and can go with an even finer grit paper.
 
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