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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:56 am
OldFatBald wrote:Well, the day started out good.
But, it looks like I get to practice my block sanding again. :realmad:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:19 pm
This was a really timely post. I just did the same thing last night. Sprayed three perfect base coats, then screwed up and got a long massive run in a prominent area while spraying my third coat of clear. I had successfully painted a couple of panels so far and had gotten too cocky, I guess :-)

I applied glaze putty around the run and sanded it down with a hard board and 400 grit. Finally got out all trace of the run and while sanding with higher grits (1000 or 2000, not sure which), I went through the clear into the base coat.

Like you, I didn't hit metal so I'm happy about that!

Seeing as the area was pretty well sanded, I sprayed a little base coat over the spot using an air brush. It looks different than the rest of the panel but I'm hoping that's because the base is laying itself flat while the surrounding area has small 3000 grit scratches in it.

Edit: Here's a photo of the spots I resprayed with base (Wimbledon White). You can see at an angle that they stand out from the rest of the panel.

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What do you guys think... should I risk it and just spray clear? Or should I sand the entire panel (it's huge) with say 600, and spray base/clear over the existing clear?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:37 pm
ot1138 wrote:...What do you guys think... should I risk it and just spray clear? Or should I sand the entire panel (it's huge) with say 600, and spray base/clear over the existing clear?


Not that anyone should take paint advise from me (kind of like taking health advise from a fat guy), but I would try the clear again and see if it works. If not, oh well you can always sand it and reshoot.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:42 pm
NFT5 wrote::allgood:

You've identified the problem.

SATA = Swell And Trash Attractor


I did look up the parts exploded diagram for the SATA 5500 and I am pretty sure that I identified the problem. I am confident that it is the nut just behind the gun :knockout:

I love that gun, over priced? yes, but I have laid down some nice clear with it before. I also have a Sagola 4600 that works well but the fan is definitely larger with the SATA.
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OldFatBald wrote: am pretty sure that I identified the problem. I am confident that it is the nut just behind the gun


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NFT5 wrote::allgood:

You've identified the problem.

SATA = Swell And Trash Attractor :happy:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:24 pm
It seems like this thread is turning into confession time...

A couple of weeks ago I painted a replacement fender with metallic silver and clear coats. It was beautiful. Beautiful like a glistening lake. I thought I'd carry it outside and leave it in the sun to de-gas/cure a bit quicker. I was very careful carrying it through the doorway to not scratch it on the doorframe. When I got it outside there was a big chunk missing and silver paint on my coveralls zip.

I did a repair, but I can see the repair. Others can't but I can, so I guess I'll have to re do the whole dern thing again.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Others can't but I can, so I guess I'll have to re do the whole dern thing again.


Just finished up a big panel tonight and I have a couple of surface irregularities that only I'm aware of. The wife can't see them. It's driving me nuts but I drove this car around for 13 years with massive chips in the paint, so I guess I can live with it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:39 pm
ot1138 wrote:
Others can't but I can, so I guess I'll have to re do the whole dern thing again.


Just finished up a big panel tonight and I have a couple of surface irregularities that only I'm aware of. The wife can't see them. It's driving me nuts but I drove this car around for 13 years with massive chips in the paint, so I guess I can live with it.


Now you know the meaning of a 20 footer. If you can get it down to looking great a 5 feet you are doing very well.

It is these little issues that bug us painters to death that make the difference in a quality job and a hack job. Show car paint jobs cost huge money because there cannot be any "visible" issues.

My problem is that I don't like the "unseen" issues any more than I do the ones you can see.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:19 pm
If you can get it down to looking great a 5 feet you are doing very well.


Well that makes me feel a little better. A pro painter would quickly see my surface irregularities but so far, three people have overlooked them even when just a few feet away.

I still haven't gotten that super mirror like shine I was shooting for but it's 100x better than it was before... I'm going to call it a success as this is my first time spraying a car.

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