A second Clear Coat Question

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Does anyone have any tips for knowing when your clear coat spraying technique is right. My last two cars I used Axalta Chroma Clear and it turned out nearly perfect, did'nt even sand it. The second car I used Nason clear same gun no change and it was orange peeled terrible. The thing that got me is I did not know it until the whole car was coated and dry the next day I could not really see that I was screwing up when it was wet. The only way I can think of to know is to spray a test panel and wait a day to see what it looks like. Any ideas on how you know you are spraying it flat? Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:10 pm
You switched clears and found out they are not all the same.

There are a lot of variables. What activator speed did you use each time? Was the temperature the same both times you sprayed?
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:06 pm
I tried a Nasson clear years ago and had problems getting
it to flow like the others.
May just be the nature of that brand.
Also, it sat up rock hard in a very short time.
Once set up, it was real hard to cut and buff.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:05 am
Two things... Practice first so you know how the materials you are using are going to work. Second, get some good lighting setup so you can see how the material is going down as you shoot. You can see if it's going down smooth or not, especially if you look down the panel at an angle.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:30 pm
Having the right lighting is the key.
It just takes enough practice to develop a feel for
the speed and distance to be consistent at it.
But after enough painting with the same gun, you'll
be able to do it in the dark.
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