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To end a hiatus that lasted for over a decade, I decided to start with something simple.

This is going to be pretty much an out of the box build, fairly stock, Silver Blue poly with blue interior.
It's one of the builders that make up a large proportion of my collection. I got it decades ago and it was already primered.

There were some imperfections that needed to be addressed:

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Also, a nasty tyre mark had formed on the roof

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which I hope I managed to sand away. The next coat of primer will show.

 

 

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So, did some more prep work and primerisation, then shot the first coats of paint.

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That went well, alright. Bloody spray can spat some orange peel in the wrong colour, thanks for nothing.
Let's see whether I can rectify it, or it's off into the soup.

Why does this kind of stuff only happen to me all the time?

Aaaaarg!
 

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Yeah, rub it in.

What it looks like I'm not going to say on this forum, because bannerisation imminent.

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I'd hose it with some oven cleaner and see what happens. What kind of paint is/was it? I think Steve was just kidding, though it does sort of look like trunk paint. I really like the color though.

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Yeah, rub it in.

What it looks like I'm not going to say on this forum, because bannerisation imminent.

Sorry Christian.

I didn't mean to be so blunt & I certainly don't want to be disrespectful.

Sometimes, depending on the type of paint you use, the metal flake can be very heavy.

You might want to try a very "vigorous" shaking of the spray can that you used.

Many times, when a metallic spray can sits for a while, most of the metal flake will sink to the bottom & "cake up".

If you don't shake it vigorously enough, you'll be drawing all of that heavy flake off of the bottom of the can.

I would try shaking & swirling the snot out of it for about five minutes to make sure everything is well incorporated & then maybe try another coat.

After a good sanding of course to smooth out any orange peel.

By the way, I agree. It is a very nice color!

Perfect for a '64 Chevy! :)

 

Steve

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Another approach to the vigorous shaking is to turn the can upside down (repeatedly) for several days, then shake the heck out of it.

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Another approach to the vigorous shaking is to turn the can upside down (repeatedly) for several days, then shake the heck out of it.

Excellent thought Ray!!

 

Steve

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Another approach to the vigorous shaking is to turn the can upside down (repeatedly) for several days, then shake the heck out of it.

I do this with a lot of paint I have around here, even Rustoleum....let them sit upside down for extended storage periods then shake before I spray or stir.

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Another approach to the vigorous shaking is to turn the can upside down (repeatedly) for several days, then shake the heck out of it.

Man, thats a great tip Ray...

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I like to warm the paint in a saucepan with about a 2 cups of water, to just warm enough to be a little warm to handle comfortably.

Wrap in a paper towel and shake like fury. Spray while warm (the other reason for the towel wrap.) That seems to get the most stubborn of paint cans to work well. 

Charlie Larkin

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The can was upside down for several days, shaken vigorously, heated, and shaken vigorously again, like I do with all my spray cans.
I know the tricks of the trade.

That's not metalflake you see, it's the primer still showing through. The paint came out in spots and dollops, it didn't even cover everything.
When I tried it on a scrap piece beforehand, it appeared to be alright.

Anyway, it's in the soup now.

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Another approach to the vigorous shaking is to turn the can upside down (repeatedly) for several days, then shake the heck out of it.

I was just going to suggest that BTD.I do that to any paint that has been hanging around for a while

before I use it.

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I understand now Christian.

Was a little difficult to tell from the photos what the malfunction was, but it was obvious something didn't go according to plan.

Hope it works out better with round 2!

 

Steve

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Yeah, I do hope so, too, thanks.
It wasn't exactly easy to obtain another can in this shade. After rummaging all the motor factors in town, I had to resort to order one online.

Too bad the soup will remove all the prepwork, i.e. filler etc. This thing has quite a few sink marks.

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You might want to replace the spray tip. I have had it happen when I didn't spray for a moment upside down when I was done, the tip would not spray right the next time I used it.   

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The can was unused and is now binned.

A new one is on its way and the body is in the soup.

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