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Old 08-07-2007, 03:47 PM
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orange peel

I'am not a paint pro, the factory (Ford Mustang in the 60's) wanted a little bit of orange peel to hide the metal defects when too many parts were made from old dies, handling dings or dirty dies. I have painted a few cars and I usually got orange peel when the paint wasn't thinned enough or ambient temperature was to high for the paint -thinner mix. I usually try to spray with the gun needle turned down to less paint, and have enough light to see that you are getting a wet application. I sometimes would hold a light in one hand and the gun in the other hand.. I should have had an explosion proof set up but as the song says "we lived in a different world. had lead paint on our crib, rode our bikes with out helments, drank from the garden hose" etc drove 120 with out seatbelts or air bags
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