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Old 10-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Help with spray painting?

So I've been repainting a guitar for a while now and i finally got all my stuff together and decided to test spraypaint (duplicolor perfect match storm gray)

It came out pretty horrible:
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Yeah... The first one i had a huge issue with pools of paint popping up, and the lines coming in so i just sprayed a shitton on and hoped it would look decent. I also dumbly tried to wipe some of the pools up. The camera actually makes it look better than it actually is, you can see the lines like crazy.

The second one I just tired to see if i could get a good line or anything so i just went crazy.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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First thing to remember - many thin coats will give a better finish than one thick coat.
Second - if you sit the can in hand-warm water for 5 minutes of so before starting, I find the become less likely to 'spit' which helps prevent runs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Dude, think about what you are doing... Spraying a ton of paint at once is the absolute #1 NO NO in painting.

You have to have a clean, freshly primed surface to start with.

Spray one light coat first, that doesnt even fully cover it. Also known as a DUST COAT.

Let dry 10 minutes, then spray one light coat, enough to get full coverage.

Then you can do a few more coats 15 minutes apart. Dont wait too long, or else it will lift up and wrinkle.

Then you still have to spray a clear coat on it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Ok, I'll spray it thinner and thanks for the tips. ALso how can I avoid those little pools of paint that form. What happens is I spray a small line real fast and then where i started spraying theres a big glob of paint.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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you have to keep the can moving. do NOT start spraying right on the guitar. Start the spray off it and bring it onto the guitar. dont ever stop right over it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Ok, I'll spray it thinner and thanks for the tips. ALso how can I avoid those little pools of paint that form. What happens is I spray a small line real fast and then where i started spraying theres a big glob of paint.
You actually need to hit Walmart for a few cans of their buck a can spray paint, and practice on some cardboard cut out to the shape of a guitar.

As it stands now, you're clueless, and until you get some practice, you're just going to keep f***ing the project up.

No shame I suppose, we all had to start somewhere.

If all else fails, read the directions on the paint can
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