Painting disaster!

Old 05-02-07, 11:01 PM
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Painting disaster!

hello all,

i have sliding closet doors that came with the apartment. the track and surrounding border of the mirror doors are this ugly brown metal.

i took it apart and spray painted the metal a gloss white using rust-oleum paint. it came out well.

then i wanted to change it to black, so i sprayed a gloss black over that the next day.

in several spots, cracking started to show up. whats up with that?

how was i suppose to paint over it, or was i suppose to remove the white first?
how does one go about removing the paint?

Old 05-03-07, 06:16 AM
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The finish on their wasn't meant to be painted over
It's reacting now...sometimes it takes a day or two
At this point, let it dry at least a day
Sand out the crackles

It may take several cycles of this
Be sure to let it dry completely each time
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Actually, it sounds to me that the OP was saying his intial coat of "white" is cracking and peeling. That would indicate that you exceeded the recoat window of the aero. The solvents in the second coat have 'attacked' it, and are causing the peeling. If you had either recoated sooner, or waited a bit longer your result most likely would have been different.

Read the cans, and double check recoat times. Best bet is to sand it smooth, and recoat.

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