Another Rattle Can Paint Question
Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:34 PM
No paint comes off on my fingers , they just feel "tacky".
I did not paint in a temp. controlled enviroment,, could the problem be too high humidity?
Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:56 PM
Word of advice. Do not try to reassemble until that feel goes away. Spray can paint is not nearly as hard as mixed paint and it's much softer until it's dried completely. I finally got them all out in the sun on a bright day with a breeze and that was when the feeling went away finally.
Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:49 PM
Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted September 04, 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:52 AM
Posted September 04, 2012 - 10:34 AM
It was humid the day I painted those parts, I'll set 'em out in the
sun and see if that helps.
Posted September 04, 2012 - 08:10 PM
Edited by johndeereelfman, September 06, 2012 - 05:50 AM.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 11:44 PM
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Posted September 06, 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted September 06, 2012 - 01:52 PM
And while I'm not a big fan of rattle cans on my nicest parts, I would say that putting heat and time to them allows them to be as good as they can.
Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:06 PM
I also find that this method gives a much better shine to the parts as well. I have been spraying my parts with water for years like this, but I do it after only six hours of drying time. My paint coats are applied thin for each coat, which helps set the paint up good, and then the water rinse gives it durability. For the guys that like to apply heavy coats, you may want to wait longer than 8 hours before spraying the water. Watering heavier uncured coats can make the paint start to sag, thus ruining a good paint finish.
I recommend that you try it sometime, and see if it doesn't give you a better finish then what you normally get, and see if you can't cut some of your cure time in half.
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