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Old 09-17-2010, 03:46 AM
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It seems to me that the acid in your etch primer lifted the clear coating on the aluminum causing everything to go with it. Some wheels are have a lacquer clear, while some other are anodized clear. Either way got to be stripped bare first, or the etch primer may have already done that for you.

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So in theory: If the clear caused a reaction, wouldn't it have caused a reaction with my primers?
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We already went over that, it didn't sound like the clear did this to me. Not after the fact that nothing was seen until the color was sprayed and it looked more like solvent pop, fisheye or simply air from paint being bombed on too heavy.

But without seeing it in person it is hard to say. That clear CAN do some odd things being it is just laying on top of the aluminum and solvents can get under it lifting it. But "Lifting" looks more like "wrinkling" and not "fish eye" looking dots.

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I think I discovered another piece of the puzzle. I have a lesser quality dryer/filter and I don't think it's even coming close to catching all of the moisture in my air lines. I have a trap before the dryer and it had a substaintial amount of water in it. I drained it all out and got one of the wheels shot tonight. It came out pretty good. Not perfect but it'll pass. Considering the nightmare I've had I'm satisfied with how it turned out. I figured I'd shoot one first to see how it went and then shoot the other three. Maybe re-shoot the one I've already painted to make sure it matches being that it's a flat black.
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FINALLY. . . . . . . . . .

I started from square one again and after alot of hard work I finally got a fairly decent finish. Not the greatest but all things considered I'm pleased with the final outcome. My biggest problem was trying to "read" the paint and determine how heavy I needed to lay it down. They look ok visually but aren't very smooth to the touch. Maybe that's normal? But they're no where NEAR as smooth as clear would have been. But let me tell ya, that etch primer I bought was like shooting WATER. Very thin and hard to apply (at least for me) The most difficult part was once I got any material inside the holes, the area around was plenty wet but I had to still shoot all the surface area. Anyways, here ya go. I finally finished up Saturday evening.







It just looks terribly dry when you spray it but once it cured it smoothed out. . . ..






As you can see, they didn't come out super smooth. . . . . . .








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I think I discovered another piece of the puzzle. I have a lesser quality dryer/filter and I don't think it's even coming close to catching all of the moisture in my air lines. I have a trap before the dryer and it had a substaintial amount of water in it. I drained it all out and got one of the wheels shot tonight. It came out pretty good. Not perfect but it'll pass. Considering the nightmare I've had I'm satisfied with how it turned out. I figured I'd shoot one first to see how it went and then shoot the other three. Maybe re-shoot the one I've already painted to make sure it matches being that it's a flat black.
I have a buddy with a body shop and the best dryer/filter he could find and still can't keep everything out of his gun . I started using the plastic disposable filters ($3.99) from harbor freight right at my gun and also on my pressure blaster to keep the water out of my sand . Works much better .
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Thanks for the advice.


BTW I ended up shooting all 4 this last time around even though I had sprayed one to see how it turned out. I was afraid that the only way they'd be exactly the same gloss was if they were shot out of the same batch of paint.
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