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Old 08-10-2011, 11:38 PM
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Clearcoat and Dew Help Please

Hey guys,
I've been painting for little over a year now and have just ran into a problem I haven't dealt with before. I painted a snowmobile hood for a friend and I didn't get it done clearcoated until about 5 P.M. I put it in the garage and let it sit til 11 and when I came back It had Dew on it in 4 fairly large spots. When I wiped off the dew just the base was underneath in those spots. Rest of the clear set up fine and the base didn't come off at all. Just wondering what the procedure is to fix this. Should I just scuff it all and reclear it? I used Black Mica Diamont paint So I'm worried about sanding the base but not sure if It'll be fine to just clear over again with out sanding within 24 hours. Limco 4200 was the clear that I used.

Kinda hoping I don't have to sand it all back down and start over since I spent entirely too long sanding all the paint off it in the first place. lol

Still learning and making mistakes unfortuantly, but whenever I have a question I always end up at this site.


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Old 08-11-2011, 10:35 AM
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I would love to help you along with everyone else on here but what you say happened, can't happen.

First how do you get dew in a garage.
Second if it was dew you would not wipe the clear off to the base as that clear would dry faster because of the water then the rest of the clear.
Third, even if dew got on the clear 30 minutes after spraying the worse case that could happen is the clear would blush and harden like a rock.

If any of this is true, only thing that can cause what you said is if a paint stripper was used and not neutralized, yes it can bleed through the primer, base and clear and cause a shinny spot that looks wetter then the rest and yes, stop the clear from drying or retard the drying and the only correction for this is strip everything and neutralize the plastic, fiberglass or whatever it is.
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