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Old 09-25-2014, 05:56 PM
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So all was fine up until I applied the second coat of my first color.
Yes, I cleaned it
Yes, I sanded it
Yes, I cleaned it again after sanding

I have no idea why this one area is being weird on me, but it is.
I need to know how to advance from here.
Do I clean this off and start again? If so, how do I clean the paint off?
Or is there a trick to even this out?

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Old 09-25-2014, 06:03 PM
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I think, and it has been a while since I painted the Hemi engine cover, you have applied to much paint on that pass.

Not sure. Maybe held the can to close to the cover?

Unfortunately I do not know how to fix that besides starting over again. Did you use a primer? I used a primer that is supposed to adhere to plastic.

I remember with the Vararam cover I did I had to do it twice before it came out just right. I think I got lucky with the engine cover.
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What paint are you using? Looks like your spray distance is too close and applying too heavy of an coat. Let it dry for 24hrs, and sand it smooth with some 320(if the paint dont start peeling as it is drying)and repaint and try using lighter coats so it wont sag again. You should be able so save what you have.
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That could very well be. Although this isn't rocket science, I still find myself like a kid in a candy store when working on something for my truck and get a little overexcited at times.

I am so willing to start over.. if not to just get this crappy look off and return to step 1.

I was told I didn't need a primer. (Was also told I didn't need VHT, that regular Krylon would work fine due to the cover not getting very hot during operation)

If I need primer, I will get Primer. AutoZone ain't far from me.

How do I remove this?? Do I need to pick up something else while in town?
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It is not beyond the realm of possibility that I applied to heavy. However, the rest of the cover looks superb.. it's just that one spot that's all jacked. As for waiting and sanding.. I think I would prefer to just remove these two coats and start over.

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What paint are you using? Looks like your spray distance is too close and applying too heavy of an coat. Let it dry for 24hrs, and sand it smooth with some 320(if the paint dont start peeling as it is drying)and repaint and try using lighter coats so it wont sag again. You should be able so save what you have.
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Brake parts cleaner and a scotchbright pad works well for me on removing paint from plastics and will remove any oils in the plastic as well
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So my shopping list consists of primer (1 can should do it, yes?), some brake cleaner solution (am I looking for a bottle? Never bought the stuff before and don't know what to look for) and a scotch bright pad.

Do I need anything else to ensure my second attempt is my last?
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Brake parts cleaner will be in a spray can and I rather use adhesion promoter on plastics than primer which will be in the paint section as well at the parts store. Was you going to put clearcoat on after painting? If so make sure its the same brand of your paint.

Good Luck and try to have fun with it!!
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Ah.. so adhesion promoter then.. not primer?

Yes, I have a can of VHT clear coat for the finishing touches (whenever I get to that point)

I am trying to have fun.. but in all honesty, my mood was immediately soured upon seeing this issue after waiting the 10 min for the coat to set. Trying hard to follow directions so as to avoid problems like this and yet I still encounter the problems. *sigh*

Thanks for the help guys..

Back to AutoZone I go...
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Whoa yeah that is my fault.

I mean't adhesion promoter as well. Just so used to saying primer since that is what usually goes on first before the paint.

Painting is fun. Half the fun is messing up and getting to do it over.
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