Clear Coat Reaction

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  1. Skidmarks

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    after sanding, primer, sanding, three good base coats then a coat of clear, the second coat of clear does this...
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    Grrr.
     
  2. Crashton

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    Looks like fisheye. Did you get any silicone on there before your final coat?

    Clean it with some prep-sol & then wet sand those away. Clean again & have another go. Sorry this happened to you. I hate body work.
     
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    I have had the same thing happen to me. But you can save it.
     
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    Nothing between coats 1 and 2 but 30 minutes. Sanded again and giving it another coat of color.
     
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    Just checked the work and it all looks like shit. I’ll let it dry and sand all the way down and start over.

    I love/hate painting.

    This all started today at 8am because I wasn’t happy with the finish I had. Sanded down and stared over, now it is worse than it was this morning.
     
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    Clear can be a pain in the ass sometimes.

    I always shake or mix the hell put of right before I spray and do short thin dusting coats.

    Also very important, HUMIDITY. I have had the same think happen to me. I painted a few things in the morning around 10 am or so. They later that night after a day of curing I forgot about the humidity and got the same results you did.

    I ended up wet sanding with 320 then 400 and shooting it again in lower humidity with great results. I spray several thin layers of clear and let them flash dry between coats with a little help from a heat gun.
     
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    Heat gun is a good idea. Pretty humid today.
     
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    I have used my heat gun also just be carful
     
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    How do you load the paint in the heat gun? o_O
     
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    Took it back down to primer and started again. Went great today and I got it all finished up. Now to do the other door.

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    Looking good!
     

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