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Old 03-07-2004, 08:27 PM
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clear coat lifting

I aplied a mid coat about 3 days ago and it still seems a little soft.The mid coat is 1/3 base color and 2/3 upol clear.I live in new england and its not so warm....could this be the reason?My garage is only heated bwhen im there.

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Old 03-07-2004, 08:52 PM
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when you mixed the clear with the base, did you mix with all the right stuff? i've never mixed bc with cc, but i'd think if it wasn't mixed proportionately, that might be the cause. and lack of heat.
whats the temp been the past few days?

in order for the solvent to pop, it has to be at least 70*. and thats surface temp.....
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:17 AM
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is it soft? or is it lifting?
need more details.

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I have a friend of mine with a very beautiful 65 GTO.The clear never fully hardened on his either.Has to use spray wax only otherwise he'll screw it up.Did you use the right temp reducer for the paint/CC?
On the other hand...I painted a 71 Duster for my dad about 8 years ago and someone said to use Glasurit.I did and we decided to wait over the weekend to color sand it and when we did it was so hard.We had to start with 80 grit.No Joke!Then he said oh yeah,that stuff is pretty hard,you have to sand it next morning or else it will harden up on you.That sucked too.
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:17 PM
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80 grit color sanding! WHOOAA! RADICAL!!
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:21 AM
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Maybe the backside of the 80 grit?

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clear yuck

go back to ur paint dealer for tech sheets & opinions. i am not familiar with ur brand. all the paints i've used do not allow mixing bc paint with clear. normally u have to allow all solvents to vent from bc/ completely dry out before applying clear that has a catalyst/hardner that reacts with reduced wet paint. it sounds like someone is trying to make a 3 stage paint job which is like a candy color/transparent over a bc. to do this u have to use a bc clear or bc paint with no hardnerer or pigment & add ur paint to it. must still let it dry first,recoat topcoat times on spec sheet from manufacture i shoot house of kolor all the time & other brands & all have to allow cure time before any topcoat - clearcoat is applied. sorry to say it but i expect u will have to strip this job & do over to get it right.
my webpage www.art4urhog.com will show alot of 3 stage paint jobs. good luck jw

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