As stated, these parts were just scuffed well with red scotchbrite, cleaned with wax and grease remover (SPI), and received two coats of the ProSpray base, with 5-10 min of flash between. Tomorrow I will clear.
It is so important to not just take your gun and immediately go to town on your panel, especially with a metallic. In a less visible area, just spray a foot, stand back and watch it for a few minutes and see what it does. I had some mottling initially, and took me awhile to get my gun dialed in just right, coupled with the right distance from the panel and speed. Eventually I got it perfect and it was smooth sailing after that.
But tonight I was plagued with technical difficulties; first the ballast went out in one of the angled flourescents in the ceiling, so I did not have that light. Next, I had an air leak in my filter system from the cheap o-ring in it going bad. Then, the filters on my exhaust fan got full of overspray because I did not clean them out first, and the exhaust was not doing a good job of clearing the room of fumes and overspray. Then my mask seal around my face was leaky and I took a big hit, which has left me not feeling well all night. To make matters worse, the protective cover on my lens made everything blurry so I had to peel it off. But eventually my facemask started getting covered with overspray so I still had that obstruction. It was tough and tomorrow will be a new day, starting with repairs. I'll make an entry on my paintbooth as well.
|Panels scuffed and ready for base coat.|
|Base coat on the bottom of the hood completed. This will sit overnight until it gets cleared tomorrow.|
|Just two coats, I was happy with the outcome. No peel, smooth and consistent coat with no mottling or stripes.|