So, I thought everything was going along great, things were looking good… then this happened on several pieces after spray painting after the primer coat:
It appears the paint isn’t adhearing to the metal there, despite the fact that I washed these pieces in my dishwasher to clean them off, and sanded them to remove loose paint/scuff up the surface. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Maybe I didn’t clean the surface enough after sanding?
It seems the paint is going on better without a primer coat, as shown in this pic:
Only the upper wheel cover was primed, and it had 2 small spots that started cracking like above. I sanded those down to the metal, wiped it down with a damp cloth, and re-sprayed – which seems to be working. Hopefully another spray or two will even out the surface, as right now there’s a noticeable divit where I sanded down through the coats of paint.
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