What would cause my paint to spray like this?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by ower, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. ower

    ower Active Member

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    Any clue what would cause my paint to spray like this? Damaged needle, too much reducer.. not enough, not enough air? It's from the Createx Wicked line and according to them it should be good to go straight from the bottle depending on tip, but for this spray I'd gone 25% reduced, I also believe I'm spraying at about 20PSI.. would have to double check that as I don't have the gauge in front of me.

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  2. RogueTrooper

    RogueTrooper Well-Known Member

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    If it's not too thick, then I'd say surface contamination
     
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  3. jhusel

    jhusel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd think either the tip or a reaction of different types of paint on top of one another.
     
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  4. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, that's my guess, different paints. Can you paint a primer between paints to add as a barrier?
     
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  5. ower

    ower Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I'll give that a try. This was a old helmet I use for testing various stuff on before moving to the real peice. I just realized I did spray over a clear coat from a previous experiment. so I'm guessing that's it. I'll sand and prime and give it another go, that way i can elimiate both the different paints and surface contamination Rogue Trooper suggested as well.
     
  6. Hazmat

    Hazmat Well-Known Member

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    What paint were you using and what clear coat was it? This looks pretty cool and if it could be replicated it might be a really useful technique.
     
  7. ower

    ower Active Member

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    It was either The Rustoleum Crystal clear Enamel or the Rustoleum 2x Ultra clear and the orange was Createx Auto Air colors Metallic Burnt Orange
     
  8. typeomega

    typeomega Member

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    i have had similar things happen when spraying metallic silver rustoleum over black gloss krylon. . the silver seemed to pool up the way water beads off a hydrophobic surface like glass.
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  9. Hazmat

    Hazmat Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, thanks guys!
     
  10. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    sometimes cold weather can cause that. did you leave it to dry in cold environment?
     
  11. Kasdren

    Kasdren New Member

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    You can get an interesting effect using this to your advantage. Using 2 different hammered metal sprays from rustoleum you can get a kinda pitted rust appearance.
     

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