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Post by Wigglesdabum on January 6th 2012, 5:39 pm

Well i tried using a wagner type sprayer and I think I made the mixture to thin... or I applied to much for my first coat. Regardless I ended up with a TON of runs all over the vehicles. Should I just sand all the runs smooth and then try again? Or do I have to sand the whole vehicle down to primer?
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Post by cac1967 on January 7th 2012, 10:13 pm

Sand the whole car and start over.
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Post by retired plumber on January 7th 2012, 11:30 pm

Depends on how many and how close together the runs are. Also, how about sags? I agree with cac1967, it would probably be easier to sand the whole thing tho.
What ratio of paint to thinner did you use? Usually for spraying its 4 paint to 1 reducer for a start and go from there and yes you probably put it on too heavy. If you can, adjust the paint knob in (i think) to reduce the amount of paint it puts out until you get a feel for it.
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Post by Wigglesdabum on January 7th 2012, 11:40 pm

i did 50/50. way too thin. SO if I think I can sand the runs out it will be ok right? and i dont know what the difference between a sag and run is.
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Post by retired plumber on January 7th 2012, 11:43 pm

Correct. Sand away and re do. If you never sprayed before you are climbing the learning curve ALL sprayers had to. Welcome to the club. Laughing
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Post by Wigglesdabum on January 24th 2012, 3:43 pm

Well i have the paint i mixed too thin that is at 50/50. Should I just leave the lid off and let the mineral spirits evaporate a little bit or is that bad for the paint? Im trying to salvage what I can.
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Post by retired plumber on January 28th 2012, 8:49 pm

You could do that or just add some more paint. Also you can reduce the amount of paint coming out of the gun so not as much goes on the car at once or speed up the pass (go quicker). All you are trying to do is put paint on the car at this point because you are going to have to sand and buff anyway. Also make sure you have LOTS OF LIGHT so you can see what you are doing.
A run is like a small drip running down the side, a sag looks like a curtain.
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Post by Wigglesdabum on March 10th 2012, 11:38 pm

So, finally got around to fixing things alittle. I sanded everything down and got a second layer on. Honestly I wouldnt be too embarrassed to drive it around as it is right now but it needs a ton more work. I think I am going to put 1 more coat on which will be my third , after I sand down the 1 or 2 runs I got. That will be my 3rd coat. Then I will start wet sanding and do 2 more coats and if it looks good then I will do the final sanding and then waxing. I appreciate all the advice. I have one question though. I have a F250 I am doing this on and it has some badges on it like the F250 logo and all that. I am curious since we have to wax these regularly how do you get in the spaces and gaps in the badges? I don't want to have a chalky area around a badge once I get done. I appreciate any help. Thanks so much!
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Post by retired plumber on March 11th 2012, 12:29 am

Best bet would be to use a wax that didn't turn white or chalky. You could use a q-tip maybe or a rag wrapped around something with a point.
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