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Well, it finally happened! Paint disaster!

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    October, 2016
Well, it finally happened! Paint disaster!
Posted by CanesBart on Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:30 PM

I use flat paints, only, with a clear glosscoat finish.  

From my 1/35 scale armor origins, I just dont trust the gloss.

Moving to airbrush as the main system, but used a spray for my Al Bundy green '76 Gremlin.


Satin green as the car I was modeling.....and despite numerous tests, it failed me big time.  Looked like heavyilly textured paint!  Awful!

Impossible to repair, so I have no choice but to turn it into a rust bucket.  The car in the show had a pretty finish.  Guess I'll have to acquire another body, or chock it up as the REAL Bundy Gremlin (never made sense in the show why a show room Gremlin wouldnt run at all)


Anyway, my first spray paint disaster in 50 years, so I guess I shouldnt complain.

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:47 PM

Satin paint does go on pretty rough. But, since you're spraying a gloss coat over it anyway, you can sand it smooth (with 1000 grit) and then spray your gloss coat over it. I do this with gloss paint unless it's a metallic. What brand of paint did you use? The brand I used was Krylon. But, I only used it because I couldn't find the color I wanted in any other brand. 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:35 PM

Yes, what paint did you use?

You do know that you can strip paint from models in many cases, right?



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  • From: Myrtle Beach SC
Posted by bob29579 on Monday, January 30, 2017 2:07 PM

I do a lot of flat painting too then spray gloss over it. The flat paints will sand real nice and actually become semi gloss with 2-300 grit and get rather shiney when you get up to 1000 grit. It still looks a lot better with gloss over it though.

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Posted by CanesBart on Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:12 PM

Figured out the problem.  As I have NEVER had a flat or satin paint disaster before, I did some tests.  It was the dang WIND!  I live on Vero on the ocean, and even though my outdorr painting station is protected, it was 40mph winds that day.


Tried it on a test piece in the same winds, and EVERY spray I tried looked like textured sand pant.   T'was the wind!  


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