Originally Posted by hgufrin
I bc/cc'd a test panel with Shopline brand bc/cc.
I buffed about 2 weeks after I shot. Used cutting compound, swirl remover, and glaze. Perfectly smooth and shiny finish. Then a week or two after all is said and done, texture appeared. Very fine texture. Not as bad as the factory Honda peel but very fine texture. In addition, the shine/brilliance faded...
Has anyone experienced this? I dont want to paint my 66 Mustang and have this happen.
Two things can cause this and its call contraction.
*Solvent trapped in the base usually common with Black, Red or Dark green and blues because they dry slower.
The correction for the base is proper grade solvents for temperature and longer flash times.
* low solid clears it is a common problem with or cheap grade clears with poor fillers.
The correction is longer flash times, proper activator speed and or reducer if used and lees coats.
By the way the heat of your buffer accelerated the problem, sometime it will show up next day sometimes a month down the road and it all depends how you painted it.