hey guys I just shoot my first ever AU job and Im still learning gun controll so I was playing with distance and speed, this is the first time ive used the matrix paints as well. Ive shoot bc/cc before and got some orange peel/ texturing issues, so on this job I tried slowing down and staying 8" from the panel, on past jobs ive been faster and about 5" or 6" from panel.
So 23 psi at the gun, slow speed and 8" from panel looks like:
The paint on the hood, roof and trunk was ok , flat as glass in some spots, a little wavy in others. The sides of the car the paint looked so heavy it looked as if it was wet with water and about to fall off the car, very very wavy. I cut and buffed it and it was fine but i need to get this figured out, I cant cut and buff every job.
I think I was way to slow but if i speed up it looked like it was texturing while i was spraying.
Whats a good way to figure out my speed?
What should the paint look like right after it comes out of the gun and hits the panel?
It looked to me as it was small little x's as I sprayed and if I poured the paint to the x's it seemed to flow out but got wavy, if that makes sence at all.
Im not even sure my gun was adjusted correct, my dad was watching me spray and he said it looked like the paint was bouncing off the panels, the booth was cloudy but i had just messed with my fan setup so I thought that was my issue untill he told me that.
len it looks like im ordering your dvd now, but any advice you guys might have in the mean time would be great. Im about to give up on being a painter and the paint shop idea all together, getting very frustrated!!! Some times I can lay glass other times it looks like fat lady ass. I know I need practice but paints so expensive I cant afford to waste it, so I have to practice with costomers stuff and then correct my issues after, Ive gotten real good at cutting and buffing, mabey I should just offer that, no painting