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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 302 days ago 622 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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302 days ago

I painted 3 planes last night. Some spots look nice and shiny others look dull and flat. My last batch cane out fine . Could it be bad paint? A buddy said he had issues with the stuff and said it was bad paint .

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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Benvolio

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#1 posted 302 days ago

pictures?

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#2 posted 302 days ago

I had a can of Duplicolor engine enamel that just seemed to be duller than everything else I had used. Turned out the only way they label the sheen on those things is the caps.

What I had, was a can of “low gloss” with a “semi-gloss” cap on it.

Any chance you had a similar screw uP?

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#3 posted 302 days ago

Did you try to wax the newly painted surfaces afterwards?? The first couple ones I did and had a similar problem. Paste wax was kinda a pita to buff off, but with more pressure, the shine was brought back out.

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 302 days ago

No wax straight from the can. It happened about a month ago when I sprayed my #80 scraper too. I thought it was my can of paint, but I grabbed the can I used on my last batch and it did the same thing.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 302 days ago

Impossible to say if the paint is bad short of buying another can and seeing if it happens again. Did you degrease the tools before painting? Could it be oil contamination, traces of oil from your fingertips?

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lateralus819

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#6 posted 302 days ago

I did the same process i did on my last 2 planes and my scraper. I had them sandblasted, then i painted them. The 2 planes turned out awesome. I sprayed the scraper with a different paint, it was semi gloss also though, so i grabbed the engine enamel and it worked fine. But on the can i used last night it said ford semi gloss black so i don’t know. I asked Don W and he has reported the same issue, thinks it could be humidity.

I noticed if i scratch it lightly with my fingernail it looks shiny underneath.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#7 posted 300 days ago

I would have tried epoxy paint.

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