Originally Posted by MARTINSR
You avoid it by not getting runs. Letting the basecoat flash further is going to help, but not much. That run in the clear is FULL of solvent and it's going to lay there on the base and loosen it up. Just don't get the runs in the clear.
Okay, I will be extra careful with the clear this time.
Is this something that the new low VOC paints are more succeptible to? In the past I would always do a heavy final coat of clear to make sure there were no dry spots. Before this job, I have never had any issues with the base mixing up into the clear even if I had the occasional run. Previous experiences were with with tri-stage candy, so maybe the midcoat isolated the metallic?