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06-19-2012 05:44 PM
cutthroatkid
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Originally Posted by mitmaks
Did you just paint over mirror, emblems, handle etc?
yell yeah!Just my dd
06-19-2012 05:22 PM
mitmaks
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Originally Posted by cutthroatkid
So here's a few more pics,well I had a panel I had to re shoot&it looked really glossy so I sprayed it with a mist&it came out really nice got rid of the extra shine So Is it safe to do the rest of the truck like that?
Did you just paint over mirror, emblems, handle etc?
06-19-2012 05:11 PM
mitmaks I did single stage metallic paint a couple years ago, never again. I paint everyday but it was so much hassle.
06-18-2012 10:30 PM
tech69 if that's single stage that's too dull. Hard to tell though.
06-18-2012 09:24 PM
cutthroatkid
more pics

So here's a few more pics,well I had a panel I had to re shoot&it looked really glossy so I sprayed it with a mist&it came out really nice got rid of the extra shine So Is it safe to do the rest of the truck like that?
06-18-2012 07:11 PM
tech69 one reason why BC CC is better with metalics is how they lay. No matter how good you spray a SS metallic it will always look like the flakes are two dimentional, but with BC CC they appear to have depth to them and aren't just standing on one level like on a piece of paper, and that's what SS metallic looks like. Also, you're trying to get your flakes to lay right AND have a decent gloss and peel. This makes it difficult when you add the fact that you don't want to do too much sanding on buffing on SS metallic cause it will bring the flake to the surface and then it will look like a fish was scaled on your car and cleared over. BC CC is much more forgiving in the spray process, will look better (metallics), and last longer. So if you put considerable time in your project might want to consider that. Just my two cents.

Single stage solids are a different story.
06-18-2012 06:34 PM
cutthroatkid It all came out not too bad just some spots look really wet.
06-18-2012 06:11 PM
painted jester I learned with single stage metallics and pollies it comes easy to me after all these years I guess I have the nack for dusting on the last leveling coat! and then clearing ! I can see stripes or motling if any with single stage because of the gloss and stand back away from the surface and re dust at an angle till the metalics lay down right and level out. But some base coats give me trouble because they start to lose their gloss and I cant see the stripe or area of motle to dust it out! And then there are base coats Ive sprayed that I was sure they would have a few motled spots in compound tight curves where the paint was heavy that came out perfect when cleared!

Maybe some base coats are foolproof LOL I dont use enough paint any more to try and find the foolproof, I just stick to my old ways and what I know works now! Im too old to learn the new materials and methods for the few cars Ill paint during the rest of my time left! But if I was young again I would try to keep up and be fluent on every thing new! and the old materials Ive used are changing so fast its really bad its not the same formula and reacts different but it carry's the same name and label !!!


Excuse me for being off subject: Chris
06-18-2012 02:34 PM
cutthroatkid So guess I should go buy some bc/cc to pratice with then Sounds a lot easier.
06-18-2012 02:14 PM
MARTINSR LOL, this brings back a horrible memory. I was a doing a demo when I was a paint rep that I had no business doing, a complete SS metallic on a Granada as I remember. Anyway, I could paint all day long with BC/CC, completes, blends it don't matter, I was confortable as all get out with the BC/CC but hadn't painted any SS metallic in years. I had no business doing it but thought I was a bad A and went for it. Can we say "Tiger stripes"? HOLY COW what a mess! I tried and tried to fix it before I had to give up, it was crap. Had to be sanded and painted over.

Lesson learned.
Brian
06-18-2012 12:13 PM
tech69 single stage metallic IS the issue. The only guys I know that can spray it well is painters at Maaco. I kid you not. At a decent maaco around here the guy can paint single stage metallic really well, better than I've ever seen it laid down. Plenty of practice on junkers, that's why.

It looks a little too wet and blotchy.
06-18-2012 11:06 AM
cyclopsblown34
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Originally Posted by cutthroatkid
Yup Ill post a pic in a few&probaboy right about too fast&thick.I think I didn't wait long enough between coats
You'll get it figured out and start really enjoying the hobby.
06-18-2012 10:51 AM
cutthroatkid Yup Ill post a pic in a few&probaboy right about too fast&thick.I think I didn't wait long enough between coats
06-18-2012 10:02 AM
cyclopsblown34 Single stage? Can you get a picture with the camera at an angle to the paint rather than straight on? I'm confused and hope one of these way smarter than I people knows what it is. It looks to me like single stage that was sprayed too dry.
06-18-2012 10:01 AM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman
looks to me like the base was applied too thick and way too fast, the metalics flopped over (sunk into the paint) and didnt stand up then a slick coat of clear on top...
I agree too heavy too fast and no dust coat and the metalics sank !!!

Jester
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