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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 01:56 PM

I was painting some tractor parts with Valspar the other day and . . . well, the paint gun and I had some personality differences and therefore I have some defects in the paint. How long do I have to wait to sand out and recoat? All the can says is dry after 36 hrs.


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Your going to have to wait until you can wet sand it without it clumping up on the sand paper. That will depend on a lot of factors,

#1  how thick was the paint applied,

#2  was hardner or accelerator used,

#3 what have the temperatures been since you painted,

#4 the formulation of the paint used. 



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Posted August 11, 2014 - 03:32 PM

Fairly thick, no hardener,high 70s low 80s, I don't understand formulation; it was Valspar tractor paint w/ mineral spirits.


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 02:18 PM

Probably an acrylic enamel. I would guess a minimum of 2 days to a week. If you do it too soon it can wrinkle as it will tend to shrink as it dries. 

This sounds like the same paint I painted the tractor in my Avatar with. Went on nice and covered very well. Unfortunately I neglected to use hardner with it and a month later the paint was all dull.  :wallbanging:



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 08:36 AM

I just painted my fender pan on my 1812. painted it a week ago yesterday, it orange peeled on me by last Thursday, so over the weekend, I used # 60 sand paper and ground off all the old paint then used higher paper to smooth the finish. re-primed lae on Saturday pm the reshot on Sunday pm ....now looks great. good bad or otherwise it worked for me
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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:54 PM

I was painting some tractor parts with Valspar the other day and . . . well, the paint gun and I had some personality differences and therefore I have some defects in the paint. How long do I have to wait to sand out and recoat? All the can says is dry after 36 hrs.

You're stuck with the outcome for a bit!



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 03:26 AM

If its last like Rustoleum tractor paint... Good luck.. It will need to be stripped and re done. I tried to fix a boo boo Iput on my lgt 165 and it wrinkled the paint up in minutes. And the base paint was 2 years old... Same paint can too that I originally used. Needless to say I wasn't very pleased..

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 04:44 AM

   Give it the full 36 hours to dry, try to put it out in the sun if you can that will dry it out and harden it a bit faster.  wait till you cannot dig into it with your finger nail then make your repair.  just be sure the paint is fully cured, if it starts to roll up under the sandpaper then give it a bit longer to dry.  Good luck and be patient.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 01:41 PM

Rustolium doesn't play well with other paints..Wrinkle finish is the result...






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