did u let it cure properly? i'd say do it again or have it done professionally.
Automotive paints are very different than your average can of rustolum. They contain solvents and reagents that evap out of the paint and cause it to harden. If you apply to much paint to quickly with out the proper flash time those solvents cannot get out in time for the next coat, in this case the paint will dry but it may take days or weeks, and in the process it will soften the coats above it until they evap out.@Aragrev7 Just wanted to make sure. Does one coat mean just one single left to right motion or a few thin layers before calling it one coat? Because on videos I see some people spray like 4 or 5 quick layers of clear before they call it the "first coat."
@totten What's curing agent?
and thanks for the feedback
That explanation really helped thanks. Can you explain to me why the first coat of clear should be slightly heavy? Just cautious because I think that's how I screwed up my first time, but instead i did all heavy coats:rolling_eI would use something pretty rough like 220, once your down to your base material (get it all off, use stripper if you need to) use 320, 400. Spray a primer(two coats), sand 400, 800, might need 1000 here as well. Spray your base 1st coat is a dusting, second in 2x as much, after that keep spraying even coats until its the proper match. If your base did not lay flat (it probably wont since im assuming you dont have a spray booth) you will need a high grit sand paper (~2000) or you will end up removing too much color. Clean your surface, let it dry and than spray your clear, first coat slightly heavy than lighten up as you go along.
Hope that helps!
EDIT: You can use dry paper to remove the crappy paint but make sure you use wet paper after that(in makes for a much smoother finish)
Not massively heavy just slightly more than an average base coat, this helps eliminate orange peel as you spray lighter and lighter on top of that first coat of clear. You might need to sand down your clear and try a few times but you will eventually get the technique.That explanation really helped thanks. Can you explain to me why the first coat of clear should be slightly heavy? Just cautious because I think that's how I screwed up my first time, but instead i did all heavy coats:rolling_e
Are you doing this by hand? I would use either an air sander (you can get a cheap on from harbor freight) or even an electric orbital. Doing it by hand will take forevera quick question. Trying to sand everything off right now but even with 80 grit sandpaper, it is taking forever. Do I have to sand off all my paint and primer or can I just sand until I get past the clear and almost to the primer and start repainting?