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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Gastonia, NC
Paint bubbles
Posted by DRay1656 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:21 AM

Help!!!! I just painted a body and other parts with Testors One Coat  Lacquer in Purple-Licious and after drying I looked at my parts and the paint had bubbled!!!! I washed all the parts with soap and water and allowed them to dry completely before painting. Can someone help me with this problem?

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:38 AM

Hey there.

Testors One Coat lacquers took me some time to get used to. Spraying them, at least for me, took some practice on my white picnic spoons I keep at hand

A lot of us including myself recommend to anyone , especially if your a novice, to experiment before spraying a paint your unfamiliar with.

I've been painting for many decades and found that paints can be a challange because they can be so different and require different techniques and preparation for success.

Good luckThumbs Up

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:44 PM

I use testors wet-look clear all the time and have had that happen a couple of times. It is usually because I put it on too thick.

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Gastonia, NC
Posted by DRay1656 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:03 PM

I have been painting for years myself and have used the Testors lacquers many times with success but this particular time it really bubbled and orange peeled. I probably should have used a primer before the paint but was in a hurry and skipped that step, oh well, live and learn! I also do think I may have put it on a little too thick and that likely is my problem. It is soaking in oven cleaner now so I will give it another try soon! Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!!


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