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Old 07-28-2011, 09:48 AM
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Run in metallic paint

First, thanks for reading and any help or advice. I have 1996 Ram 1500 PU that was caught in a hail storm years ago. I've been wanting to try out a flattening agent I have from Dupont so I thought I would put fix what I thought were only a dozen dings (turned out to be almost 3 dozen ) Short story long, I got all the body work done as much as it should being it's a work truck.

Here's the issue. After the primer I had the paint matched. The code from Chrysler is PJN it is a Woodland Green METALLIC fulthane and the Nason catalyst 483-56. Once I got done testing out my gun setup on some scrap I started laying down what I thought was going to be one of my best paint jobs to date. Right up until I saw a run, sitting on side, laughing at me, with an evil grin . Murphy's law I guess.

My question is now what? From what I know you shouldn't or can't sand metallics because it screws with the flakes and trashes the paint job calling for a complete redo. I've been lucky in my 2 other metallic jobs and never had this happen. Runs I've had of course but never with a metallic. Any advice?

BTW the flat/matte paint was for the middle section of the hood which came out splendidly. Thanks again for reading.
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theres a few ways to fix it while your painting but its to late for that,the only way to do it now is sand the run and repaint the whole panel.
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Deep down I knew that would be the case. For future reference what can I do when I notice the run WHILE I'm putting down the metallic or is there something I can do to help prevent it from happening? I appreciate the help.
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Well theres the masking tape trick but I've never had much luck with it.The one I use is spraying the bottom of the run and keeping it wet so you can run it all the way down the panel,it takes practice.BUT the best way is to use a base coat,it wont run and it'll look much better..I use a lot of Ful-thane but always on solid colors.To many problems with a SS metalics
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The one I use is spraying the bottom of the run and keeping it wet so you can run it all the way down the panel,it takes practice.
Elaborate on this method, could ya if possible? I read about it somewhere else but didn't delve into it at the time as I was too far away to worry about stuff like that.
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Turn the pressure down and where the run ends you lightly spray ,giving the run somewhere to go.
Of coarse ,all the metalic will slide with it .so when it flows out and flashes you would start dusting in the metalics again...
To make a base coat run you really have to try...thats why if it has metalic I always BC/CC ...
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