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Old 02-23-2013, 02:45 PM
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Painting the trunk of a car some years ago, just finished the last coat - looked perfect when fluttering along came a small moth! Moth landed right in the middle of the trunk. That would have been bad enough, but unlike a piece of dirt, the moth didn't just sit there... he struggled, dragging his wings through the paint. He finally stopped after crawling a inch and a half across my fresh paint! I waited for everything to dry, then sanded the moth and the trail he left, then several rounds of primer and sanding to eliminate the trail. Shot the color again, waited, shot a second coat. Standing back to admire my work, I was horrified to see another moth, on a collision course with my wet paint! He landed almost exactly where the other moth had. This time I fogged him with more paint. He died stuck in my paint, but at least didn't struggle making it worse. When everything dried this time, I just buffed his butt outta there. I think the tips of his wings might have still be in there, but this was my daily driver, I left it.
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