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Same tools, same primer, same techniques, but this paint job looks splotchy


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10-11-17, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)  
Same tools, same primer, same techniques, but this paint job looks splotchy

I've done several paint jobs before, and while far from showroom quality, they were a lot better than this.
Same compresser, same HVLP gravity sprayer, same 4-1-2 primer-activator-urethane priming.
Only difference was this was a flat black finish, the others were factory colors.

How did it turn out so splotchy and what can I do to correct it?

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10-11-17, 08:13 AM   #2 (permalink)  
It looks like you stopped to change directions a lot especially near the gas cap. The driver's door & left front fender are far more evenly sprayed.

 
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10-11-17, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Either not enough paint applied or it wasn't applied evenly. Flat black can be a little harder to apply. Wet sand and paint again but try to keep a wet edge at all times and maybe speed up some. IF the mil thickness of the paint is thick enough wet sanding alone will help.


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