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Tunabomber
10-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Im painting my hood and haveing trouble

my paint lines are visible :confused:

never had this problem before on any other body parts
best i can figure why is because its a large surface:dontknow:

i am useing a rattle can and flat black

any ideas :dontknow:

it is a 4x4 and i aint looking for showroom quality:o

B
10-06-2009, 10:02 PM
lighter coats, more of them, hang it up,

Happypants
10-06-2009, 10:22 PM
if the hood is still on the truck and you are painting downward your putting too much paint down at once, pull the hood off and hang it like bryson said, trust me, i got about 40 coats of rattle can paint on my heep :D

dirka dave
10-06-2009, 10:48 PM
PRIMER DUDE, USE PRIMER !

redman
10-06-2009, 10:59 PM
that will teach ya to not call him.........

Troy
10-07-2009, 12:22 AM
primer makes no difference . if you prep and clean the surface thats good enough. with spray cans, the more coats the better, go heaviest you can in each coat but without runs or drips.

Tunabomber
10-07-2009, 12:34 AM
i did hang the hood and used 2 coats of primer and then waited till dry

then a light sand and 3 coats black applied heavy as possible

will try a light coat 2moro and see if it helps

thanks [cheers]

Steev
10-07-2009, 12:56 AM
Do not paint heavy like others have said.

Light coats, lots of them.

Ironman
10-07-2009, 01:22 AM
Your doing it alllll wrong. You didnt research it enuff i bet

nbrowser
10-07-2009, 07:58 AM
Light almost misting coats works best Eric...that way it'll lay down nice and flat.

Always broke
10-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Lite thin coats and lots of them and DONT USE TREMCLAD!!! You should be fine

MacGyver
10-07-2009, 10:02 AM
Get it professionaly painted you know yor not going to scratch it anyway the way you wheel.[f]

UU
10-07-2009, 10:21 AM
[15] HaHa .....burned by the newbie

dirka dave
10-07-2009, 01:01 PM
primer makes no difference . if you prep and clean the surface thats good enough. with spray cans, the more coats the better, go heaviest you can in each coat but without runs or drips.



I am going to have to call ya on that one, primer bonds to steel, paint bonds to primer.

PowerStroke
10-07-2009, 01:03 PM
another thing is when its a flat paint, let it dry COMPLETELY and then take a cheese cloth or any other sort of soft cloth and wipe down the surface thus removing the overspray, remember to shake off the cloth constantly to not have a buildup of shit.

Troy
10-07-2009, 01:12 PM
I am going to have to call ya on that one, primer bonds to steel, paint bonds to primer.

im sure thats the theory, im not saying there is no use for primer but for a spray can job anyway its kind of a waste of money and most of the off the shelf primers are soft. the rust oleum industrial brand with zinc enriched primer is the best one ive used out of a can but they dont sell it at any retail stores. im sure your shop at work has it in the parts room.

who am i though, i only buy and use the walmart $1.98 black spray paint until i get a big compressor

England
10-07-2009, 01:27 PM
Get it professionaly painted you know yor not going to scratch it anyway the way you wheel.[f]

:D:D:DNow thats some funny shite right there LOL way to go Rod !:D:D

bakelite
10-07-2009, 01:42 PM
If you are going to prime it use the Zinc Chromate stuff from Lordco, it comes in green (almost like camo) and yellow. Don't use the yellow stuff, it sucks. It's a better quality primer and not filler primer, works good. [cheers]

Troy
10-07-2009, 09:52 PM
If you are going to prime it use the Zinc Chromate stuff from Lordco, it comes in green (almost like camo) and yellow. Don't use the yellow stuff, it sucks. It's a better quality primer and not filler primer, works good. [cheers]
ya that green stuff is good too

i primed a whole bike with that once, and then clear coated the primer and it looked pretty cool

Vastier
10-14-2009, 12:52 PM
I'm with Bakelite...that Zinc Chromate primer is what they use on Aircraft. Pretty hard to beat.

Eric, were you sure you got all the armor all off the paint before you primed it?

Briannishi
10-22-2009, 05:15 AM
Your coats are drying to fast your basically layering the paint a hood will be tough to do with a can go grab a cheap gun if you have a compressor be the easiest.

PowerStroke
10-22-2009, 12:11 PM
hoods are easy even with a spray bomb, hang it and go bottom to top- left to right and keep going with even coats, the trick is to not stop and have it dry up before finishing, all your lines will meld together in one sexy hoodification

bobby b
10-22-2009, 12:18 PM
my paint lines are visible :confused:

any ideas :dontknow:

No one will notice yer paint lines, they will be distracted by yer shackles!:D

[cheers]

Briannishi
10-22-2009, 03:28 PM
I wouldn't worry to much about the primer either most spray bombs are self etching

Apathy
10-24-2009, 03:34 AM
just call aladin, he knows all.