Touching up Clear After it's Dried
I noticed a spot on the bottom edge of my trunk that looks like it didn't get enough clear. It's slightly orange peeled and looks pretty thin. I sprayed it about two or three hours ago. Can I scuff and shoot a little more? It's smooth and dry to the touch. I'm using Omni 161.
If you think its too thin to polish, you need to scuff and re clear the whole panel.
Actually, you don't even have to scuff it.
As long as it's still clean, it'll stick fine.:cool:
Can't just do that section? After I posted this, I called PPG's tech line. The guy there told me I could wait until tomorrow, when it's set up enough, and just shoot that small area. On the other hand, I don't know if he actually has experience or just answers phones. I guess I could polish it and see what it looks like.
OK, just saw JC's post. I guess there are two schools of thought on this, huh?
Here's something I'm learning that I think rookies take for granted. I have found that if I'm not paying 110% attention, something is going to go wrong. It's often a little thing. But the little things take a huge amount of time and effort to fix sometimes. Moving the hose around wet surfaces, making sure my respirator isn't dripping condensation, checking edges before I paint, checking for pinholes, the list goes on and on. I got a lot of enthusiasm but I need more focus. What's the saying? Pain is a great motivator. And, oh, I've had some pain the last couple of days.
Tape on the paint lid
Don't forget to put a strip of tape across the top of the cup to hold the lid securely...... if you are using gravity feed guns.
Joseph, you're not alone.
I've been painting for over 30 yrs and I still feel that way.
That's what keeps it interesting, there's always challenges,
and no matter how good you are, there's always some rework.
Persistence is the key.