The striping is fading as I polish. Used the #2 polish and it is beginning to reflect a bit better as well as having the stripes become less noticeable. I probably should have buffed it before polishing. As I work on it, I become less interested in having it perfect and more inclined to let it have imperfections so that it has some age/character in keeping with its age.
clay > On Sep 22, 2016, at 5:57 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Tiger striping sounds like inconsistent coverage, probably you are too close > to the panel when you paint. > Better quality rattle cans tend to cover better. I hate how most of them make > a round profile, you end up with too much paint around the edges and not > enough in the center. Better quality cans give a flat line profile, much > easier to work with. I prefer Krylon paint, its thinner and I feel like I > have better control. > Practice, practice practice. One of the old guys that helped me learn said > you would know you were good when you could put a good coat of paint on a > piece of vertical glass... > > -CurtNot there yet. > > From: clay <redgh...@comcast.net> > To: Curt Raymond <curtlud...@yahoo.com>; Mercedes Discussion List > <email@example.com> > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:34 AM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Golf paint > > I am dicking around with the dang paint on Polei. > Rattle can John Deere Rustoleum has been given the 1500 then 2000 grit. The > doors are fresher paint then on the hood and trunk. I wonder if I need to > use rubbing compound to get an even finish as a base. The spray gave tiger > striping instead of a smooth coat. Today I used Griot’s #1 polishing > compound, but it was not able to give me a consistent base. It did begin to > give a bit of polish and shine. On the El Cheapo Lowes rattle white the > results were more promising. Still tiger stripes, but the shine was > beginning to show. > I did the first coat of paint with an 800 grit. Second was 1000, third > (white) was 1500. Greens were 800 initial wet sand, then 1500. Final for > both colors was 2000. Three coats of green, the Good Lord only knows how > many of the El Cheapo rattle whites I sprayed. I think I had a dozen cans of > finish el cheapo. I used three rustoleum white base and primer in a can over > the Rust Fix stuff and the grey primers. > Should I use a rubbing compound to give a consistent base for both colors? I > am not happy with the tiger striping. A more professional spray application > would have had a wider pattern that decreased the opportunity for striping > > > clay > > 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored chap > 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green1986 SDL - Polei > retired models-1976 300D - Blei Vanst - it looks silvery > 1972 220D - Gump - She was green, simple and ran > 1995 E300D - Gave her life to save me against a Dame in a SUV > POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers > > > > > > > > > > On Sep 20, 2016, at 8:18 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Yesterday I went to our local Federal Auto Parts (sadly my local Car Quest > got bought by Advance which then took a profitable location and ran it out of > business) and got some 1000 and 1200 grit sandpaper. I went all over the > fender with the 1000 and then the 1200, then again with the 2000 I had > before. Got it all smooth, then hit it with polishing compound and finally > wax. > It looks.... Okay. > Actually it pretty well matches the rest of the car. I think with a buffer I > could probably polish it to be a 6 or 7 but not better. The clear coat I got > from Paintscratch.com isn't that great, it came out really thin so I had to > really load it on to keep it from orange peeling, I was unimpressed. > As with most of my paint jobs one spot seems to have had light paint coverage > (on an edge naturally) that I didn't notice and burned through just slightly > when I color sanded. It appears to be well covered with clear so I'm not > worried about it. Another spot has a huge run but its in a corner and > shouldn't be too noticeable, I can't tell if thats in the color or the clear. > In the end I should strip and repaint but I'm so tired of this I'm gonna just > slap it on, it'll be better than the garbage thats there now. I'll try to do > better on the other side but I need a better paint supplier. > -Curt > ___________________ _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com