I have a HVLP sprayer in a box on the shelf. I was afeared the thing would put
out clouds of mist and speckle all the cars on the street while I tried to lay
down paint. Best time of day for perfect conditions is from 0600 to 0900,
before the wind picks up. That coincides with all the people getting into
their cars and driving past my paint clouds. Once the paint is on, I have to
drive down the way a few feet to get out from the shade cast by large trees
across the street. Sun clears the trees around 0930 and lasts until 1800 or
so. I may whip out the sprayer to do the clear, as that would give a nice
broadcast over both colors with gooder speed laying it down. It would require
much less taping, as I would only need to cover the windows.
> On Sep 16, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 15/09/2016 11:58 PM, clay via Mercedes wrote:
>> I am having a fine time learning how to paint a car with rattle cans. As
>> days flow by, I am taught all the errors I have executed. I also get better
>> at making fixes to these errors. Shaving the drips, better sweeping the
>> spray, gooder sanding with water as well as the soapy spray bottle.
>> I am getting closer to final product. The green is a real PITA to deal
>> with. I am using el cheapo white rattle can as top coat. Lowes $0.99 white
>> gloss that really seems to not cover for shite, but when sanded it is really
>> smooth. I think I have ten cans of the stuff, so will do multiple coats and
>> sand between. One can did front or back, or maybe the whole top as one
>> coat. Right now I am doing 1000 grit wet sand on the white. Should I step
>> up to 1500 or 2000? I am thinking maybe final coats would be done with 3000
>> - 5000 step.
>> I have three coats of green down. Last sand was 2000. It takes forever to
>> cure. Should I try to step to 5000. I much prefer one stage paint over
>> clear. Will this work or should I just go ahead and put a few coats of
>> clear over both green and white? What grit should I use between coats if I
>> do clear coat?
>> Opinions are welcome, I do not need scripture. If I am able to do one
>> step, how long should I wait before trying to polish? Do I begin with an
>> aggressive compound?
> I think you should have used thinned Rustoleum and foamy rollers instead.
> Should be less expensive and easier to get more paint on. Rattle can paint
> tends to be pretty thin.
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