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Old 09-08-2010, 06:19 AM
BarryK BarryK is offline
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First of all, lets get things cleared up here.

I don't know the place you ordered the stuff from, don't know if its bottom of barrow stuff or the very best but will give you this fact, it had nothing to do with problem.

Pictures tell everything and looking at pictures, the clear looks like crap, cloudy, (trapped solvents in clear from the base) and very uniform orange peel, the orange peel is so perfect and even, I don't care how good a painter is, he could never duplicate this look, (contraction of base)

You have two issues here, you are peeling the large sheets off because of solvent trap in the base, as well as using fish eye eliminator in the base, you never do that, if you want the clear to stick.

The orange peel is contraction, that is caused by the base contracting as solvents escape and the clear magnifies it.

Dark green, Blue and blacks are the main causes of this and if enough solvent is trapped, it will break adhesion as the clear dries. (you have both)

Base rarely fisheyes, if it happens, you stop. Period and correct.

Also the silicone in the base from the fish-eye additive is still there, the base must come off as nothing will stick a 100% and you cannot clean it out of the base.

Last edited by BarryK; 09-08-2010 at 06:40 AM.
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