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    March, 2017
Milky Automotive Clear
Posted by SuperFord97 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:20 PM

I have a little problem, I use a lot of custom colors or factory colors a get made at a local paint center in a aerosol can usually the paints are acrylic lacquer. The problem is that I was I finished up a nice paint job, color sanded any bumps and uneven spots in the base before clear. Once I cleared it the clear when on as normal but became very milky as it dried.

What did I do to cause this. Will it buff out if a colorsand the clear. Never had it do this before.

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  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Lancashire, UK
Posted by marcusadam on Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:30 PM

Sounds like moisture in the clear coat, and the only cure I know of is to start over

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    March, 2017
Posted by SuperFord97 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:19 PM
Alright you think may be lightly sanding the clear back down to base coat and relearning fix it. Or will I need to strip off the paint entirely.

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, September 30, 2017 5:40 PM

Sometimes cloudiness due to humidity will buff out. Can't hurt to try a polishing compound before on it before you strip it.

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by SuperFord97 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:04 PM
Thanks for all your replys I just check up on it now after about 6 hours of cure time and thank god it cleared up and look just fine. But thanks it is still good to know that humidity can ruin clear coats

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    March, 2017
Posted by SuperFord97 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:05 PM
Just checked up on it and looks great,after 6 hours of cure time. Thanks for any tips.

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:21 PM

Another cure for this problem (works most of the time) is to place in a dehydrater for 30-60 minutes (longer if necessary.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:28 PM

I think i used kylon and it did this. But it cleared up and buffed out nice.

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, October 01, 2017 9:23 AM

happens on some of mine also with duplicolor 

thinks its due to change in the weather no big deal 

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