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#1 ad356 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 09:16 PM

i painted the frame on my 124 and while i didnt have horrible results i ended up with orange peel. dont know really how to prevent this and how to fix it. i might leave the orange peel on the fenders alone, since the frame is not seen as much. when it comes to the hood and the fenders, i want near perfection. i dont want any orange peel where it is really noticeable. any ideas or tricks? im using an HVLP campbell hausfeld gun, 40 lbs of air pressure, and only applying light coats. im using IH case IRONGUARD federal yellow and the thinner/reducer that the sell to use with this paint. im using 4ozs of paint to 1oz of thinner when i mix it up. im also using a couple cap fulls of hardener.

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 09:47 PM

I'm not a pro by ANY means, but either you need more thinner, or your paint is curing too fast. You likely need a thinner rated for higher ambient temps.

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 09:51 PM

:ditto:




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