This will be the forth try at getting this tank painted. I've now worked out all mechanical gun related and paint mix issues. Even ready for the bugs. And so I ask about the actual spraying part.
The tank will be gloss black. Using NAPA paint. Base coat clear coat.
OK: When I paint. If I hold the gun closer the tank gets wetter and a deep shine happens. But I risk runs. How important is it that the base coat is shiny and such?
Now for the clear coat. Last time I got it looking Oh So Clear. But when it dried it had run marks.
Do I need to get close to get the wet look? Looking for some advice. I just re-sanded it down to bare metal and re-primed it. About to re-paint tonight.