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Bossed

Member
Well, I finally got the rest of the car re coated in Euro 20/20. Got a little too happy laying the clear nice and wet. So now I have a few runs that'll have to be leveled ☹. I have another issue I'd like some advice on. After removing the masking and moving the car outside to get a better look at it. I'm not happy with the way the hood turned out. It has some striping that (First time spraying metallic) I'm not going to be able to live with. How long should I wait before I sand the hood (2 coats) of clear. What grit should I sand with before applying base ?
 

texasking

Active Member
On the metallics, it is critical to keep the gun perpendicular to the surface. Any "tipping" of the gun to reach the middle will cause stripes. Overlap is also critical. Not enough will leave dry spray between the wet areas and cause the same thing. 75% overlap and a little faster application speed is better than 50% and slower.
 

Bossed

Member
On the metallics, it is critical to keep the gun perpendicular to the surface. Any "tipping" of the gun to reach the middle will cause stripes. Overlap is also critical. Not enough will leave dry spray between the wet areas and cause the same thing. 75% overlap and a little faster application speed is better than 50% and slower.
Appreciate the tips. The most aggravating thing is the runs in the clear coat. Never had much trouble with clear coat runs, and the crazy thing is they're all on the passenger side of the car. I'm not experienced, (3rd paint job) but I've been able to get satisfactory results thus far. However this paint job is fighting me every step of the way :mad: :mad:
 
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