Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Basecoat question? ASAP
View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2003, 04:08 PM
trees trees is offline

Last journal entry: JB's 37 Pickup
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Smoky Mountains
Age: 78
Posts: 2,358
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

I'm no expert, but may help a bit. If you are orange peeling base coat, you are trying to put too much on with too much pressure on the gun. Also, you may not have mixed correctly. Tell me what you are shooting and what the directions says your mix is supposed to be. Base coat is not supposed to be shiney or wet looking and you only want enough to give an even and consistent color. If it is rough looking, the spray is flashing before it hits the surface and appears as overspray much like you have to hot a reducer. Depending on temp, I will wait 15- 20 min between coats. (if I'm doing an entire car, there is no wait because it will take me more than 15 min to get all around. The label should tell you the max time between coats.

Reply With Quote