Problems with Duplicolor Auto Spray
Posted 18 December 2009 - 08:41 PM
I'm using some Duplicolor Auto Spray, it's a Gunmetal Metallic color and I'm spraying parts that are primed with Tamiya primer.
The problem is that when the paint dries it appears to be much more dull than I would have expected, almost having a "chalky" appearance. I haven't attempted to clear coat the parts yet and perhaps that's the missing ingredient. Still I can't help but think something else is going on.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:10 PM
Edited by jeffs396, 18 December 2009 - 11:12 PM.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:59 AM
Living in Oregon around this time of year means humidity is a significant challenge. Are there ways to mitigate this short of spraying inside?
Edited by MkIII, 19 December 2009 - 07:00 AM.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:34 AM
Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:25 AM
It figures, I use Duplicolor "Candy Apple Red" (which is not candy or metallic, but straight opaque dark red) on some interior pieces, and I get a nice glossy shine... So now I gotta brush some flat clear on it to take the shine off...
Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:32 AM
Edited by monkeyclaw, 19 December 2009 - 10:32 AM.
Posted 19 December 2009 - 02:07 PM
Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:16 AM
The roof color on this camaro is duplacolor and 6 coats of clear were used
Edited by MikeMc, 20 December 2009 - 11:18 AM.
Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:54 PM
I ended up lightly sanding the parts with some 4,000 grit then clearing them. This seems to have done the trick and I've got some nice metallic looking parts. There's a few rough spots, but I put enough clear down that I should be able to smooth those nicely.
Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:31 AM
The clear coat will restore it. It has for me every time
Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:04 AM
Edited by weasel, 26 December 2009 - 09:23 AM.