I am about to order 2 gallons of black so that I can coat the exterior of my tj. I already have a gallon to do the interior. I have a couple questions about application but don't have time to read through 775 pages. Hopefully someone can answer these for me.
1. I have some dents that need to be bondo'd. They are small. Do these areas need to be primed prior to applying monstaliner?
>>> Yes, never put ML direct over bondo. Need to prime.
2. I will be spraying the interior and exterior. Are there specific instructions for spraying such as thinning and application pattern. I saw in the spraying demo video that they did horizontal and vertical patterns.
>>> Reduce with 4 oz MEK, MEK Substitute or Acetone per gallon of ML. Spray @ 50 - 80 PSI, 1 light wet coat so you see a little of underlying surface showing through, 2nd medium wet coat to cover all and build thickness.
3. Is monstaliner suitable for doing plastic fender flares or would these be better suited to a regular paint?
>>> Not direct to plastic without adhesion promoter. Not many paints will stick to plastic unless they are designed for plastic.
See plasctic prep here
4. How long should I wait before doing the second coat? I saw some people mention that roughing was necessary. Is this only after you have waited to long?
>>> 2nd coat in 45 - 60 mins. No roughing ML between coats unless it's left to cure too long. Colors must be recoated in less than 8 hours or scuffing is mandatory... and then you need to wait because you can't scuff with only 8 hours dry time. Black is more forgiving and can be recoated next day without scuffing.
5. What solvents work with this besides MEK if I can't find any in my area?
>>> Answered above
6. I plan on doing my bumpers in gloss black chassis saver. How long should I wait to apply monstaliner after and should the chassis saver be roughed before?
>>> ML over CS in 5 - 18 hours without scuffing. After that need to scuff.
7. I have a dash painted In krylon fusion. Could monstaliner be applied over this or would it be a bad idea
>>> Probably with scuffing but we've never tested that. Not sure I would take a chance to find out on your own.
Thanks for the help.