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Old 03-27-2005, 07:44 PM
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Strange thing happening with my clear "solvent pop"/"fish eyes" ?

Having a strange thing happening.......

I was doing a 2 tone job using Dupont Nason bases and 4:1 clear ........
Starting with a well sanded 2k surfacer primer.

The first color was left to dry for 45 min before masking for the 2nd color, and it was left to dry for 30 min before laying down the clear...

The first coat of clear was a tack coat
the 2nd was a wet coat, and hear is were things went to Sh@#!

I got all this little pin head size “fish eye” looking spots all over.
I moved on to the second coat after 20 min flash time, same thing happened.

If I didn’t know better I would say it’s “solvent pop” but it couldn’t be........both color bases were dull and dry to the touch., with the first coat being laid over an hour before the clear.

I've had this happen 3 times now .........the first two times was on a fender and a hood........I did have some good jobs in-between..........but now it happened during a big job, and that's not cool.....

Since the first time it happened I've switched guns, compressor, air line, and water filter, and yet it still did it this time...


The only fix I could think of for this job is 2 (15% reduced) flow coats with fish eye did fill the wholes enough to were I will be able to cut and buff it smooth, but I would hate for this to happen again..

I’ve been painting for several years now, and I've never had anything like this happen till now.

Last edited by myfamiliacc; 03-27-2005 at 09:14 PM.
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