Slow Car Fast
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June 16, 2011 - It's not all sunshine and daffodils, unfortunately.
The last car I painted had some dry spots in the clear, which are dull instead of shiny. So I concentrated on putting down a nice wet coat. I used the same speed on my strokes as with the other coats, but the clear decided to run in several spots. This is the most tragic of them. Nothing that can't be fixed, but it didn't make me happy. Oh well, it just means more sanding. And it's also not going to keep me from putting the car back together!
Note the wet floor. That's to keep dust under control. I also swept the paint booth between each stage. Interestingly, the sealer was the dustiest. But there always seems to be some dust in the clear. I don't really enjoy laying down clear, it's sticky stuff that always seems to create problems. But there you have it. The first car I painted used single-stage paint without a clear so I don't have that much experience with the stuff yet.
Overall, I think it's going to be a pretty good paint job. I'm getting better at wielding a paint gun and building a clean paint booth - I had less overspray hanging in the air on the clearcoat stage than before.
Now I get to put the car back together!
tags: grille, paint