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Old 08-10-2012, 09:47 PM
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Dealing with fisheyes

After clearing some parts I noticed a couple of fisheyes/craters in the clear coat. I went to wetsand and sanded through to base. Now its pita trying to blend color (solid color but still hard to do)
What should I do to fix fish eye problem in the future? I wetsand all the panels I paint as I'd like them to look pretty good for the customer. Most people won't notice them but I do and it just doesn't let me sleep Could I shoot clear on the problem spots in the future to prevent sanding though clear and then wetsand entire panel?

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good properly maintained water traps, air dryers, good piping, a compressor that doesn't excessively sweat in the summer, clean prepping, a dedicated hose just for painting, not lettting G&W remover dry on your panel. There's more but those are the first things to come to mind.

If it wasn't horrendous and still had color or was small, you could have lightly sanded it, mixed a small amount of clear with activator, dabbed it in there, let it cure REALLY good, then cut it down and buff. Would never find it. Production trick. Can't vouch for the longevity of that fix but at the same time never saw a comeback due to it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:27 PM
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I know it's late now and it sounds like indeed your fisheyes are from other than the surface since the base went down ok but wanted to share a way to check before base or especialy blending in a fix by wetting the panel with clean water and watching the water sheet off...

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:49 PM
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if you get fisheyes in the first coat, let it flash , then dry spray the area of fsheyes, it will bridge and look rough and dry, let it flash good, then spray it medium wet on 2nd coat, full wet on last coat..
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