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after painting a car how long should it usually take the paint too cure the car was not baked and paint was base coat clear coat
 

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It'll be hard enough to buff the next day.
 

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i guess i want to know if you dont put the car in a oven or (bake) will it still cure properly. the car has been painted for a while now
 

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It will dry just fine without a bake. All the bake does is speed up the chemical reaction between the clear and hardner. I have buffed on paint the next day without baking. I have been told it takes about a year for ALL the reducer to be out of a paint job but that doesnt mean it is not cured enough to buff or drive.
 

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thanks tom its been painted and rubbed for about 8 months but it has been sitting in the garage. it has'nt sat in the sun too long yet
 

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My advice would be to consult the Product sheet for the paint you are using.

Modern paint systems are too complicated for the old school method. And that comes from one of the old, old schoolers.
 

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Some of us deal with modern paint every day....
 
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