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Old 03-27-2005, 09:18 PM
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Adding "fisheye eleminator" can effect solvent pop because it is simply increasing surface tension. This sounds like solvent pop, you can get solvent pop with one coat! You don't need solvent in the base, or even the first coat of clear. If you apply a coat, any coat wet enough you can get solvent pop.

A hood and a fender huh? Probably on the top of the fender? It is human nature to apply it a little wetter on the top surfaces, wetter= solvent pop. Where was it applied when you were successful?

It could simply be what I call "when the planets are aligned". Last time it worked spraying it the same way, but the metal and shop temp were five degrees hotter. Or last time you sprayed it a drier and the shop temp was the same. You only had one of the factors out of whack. This time, the shop temp was as cold AND you sprayed it a little wet, WHAMO, planets were aligned and it failed.

First thing, loose the "tackcoat", apply two med wet coats and you will have a lot smoother finish.
Brian

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