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Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic

 
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ccondon23



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Help! I messed up on my first attempt at shooting metallic Reply with quote

I messed up shooting metallic and now have a bunch of bumps. Not sure how well you can see them in this pic:

http://imgur.com/a/mDV3a

So, can I just wet sand those out like I would with non-metallic paint? Or do I have to strip it and start over?

(Also, how do I embed images in forum posts?)


Thanks in advance!
-Chris
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rickrob



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those lumps lifted paint, or do you think there's something under them?

Did you have any spatter when spraying?

What's the prep under the paint? Is the metallic reranch or something else?

To embed a photo use the [ img] tags, and the direct link when viewing the photo in your imgur account. Something like:

[img ]http://imgur.com/a/photoname.jpg[ /img ]
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The Ballzz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That kinda looks like "splutter" from a clogged rattle can nozzle or a spray gun with too small of a needle/nozzle for the metallic. If a rattle can, did it get "warmed up" in a bath of fairly warm water before use? This is especially helpful with metallics, along with fairly regular agitation while spraying.

Using a PreVal for metallic is tough because you can't agitate very well (without causing a mess) and the "power module" tends to "chill" the paint before it gets to the nozzle!

Just My $.02,
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ccondon23



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using a Reranch Lake Placid Blue metallic in a rattle can.

The lumps are, I believe, from sputter near the end of the can.

I didn't warm the can in water, but the room was about 100 degrees F and the can had been acclimated to that temp.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't really wet sand metallics without knocking down the flakes.
If it's paint splatter, I'd gently knock the bumps down with 600 grit dry and then spray another coat of color.
Spray from a distance that's a little further away than normal so the color coat goes on a bit dry and looks fuzzy.
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