What would cause my paint to spray like this?

ower

Active Member
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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ower

Active Member
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.
 

Hazmat

Well-Known Member
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.
 

ower

Active Member
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.

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
 

typeomega

Member
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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Kasdren

New Member
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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