I've made some progress on the car but I haven't been able to upload to photobucket. Everytime I do it tells me I need a new version of Adobe. So I download the newest version and restart windows. Then it's the same thing over and over again. Same with YouTube.? I've never had this problem before.
After the primer dried I got the first coat of base put down....
the weather is already cooling off up here so I had to come down in the late morning and paint in the afternoon when the temperature was the warmest. The last thing I wanted was to start the dusty furnace up in the roof. To lay down a good coat you should also look at the humidity the lower the better, and get your source air as dry as possible.
Drain your tank moisture valve
Then do it again.
Wet air makes dull paint
water in your air makes water spots!
My shop has inline air/water/oil separators so I drained those, after two days of rain they were full just from the moisture in the air. then I replaced the water with 99% isopropyl alcohol and this will dry out the lines. I run another separator and a regulator just before my final gun line. 30 PSI, my gun says max 21 but the pressure is just too low to atomize properly IMO.
I clean my guns with gunwash then rinse with isopropyl and dry it out completely, unless Im shooting the same product within a few minutes.
This base coat came out a little dull, there was some orange peel too, but thats why its a base coat. After it dried for two days I came back with some 600 grit wet sand paper. That took care of the orange peel
These are all after the first coat
Stupid insects!!! oh well you'll sand out after just dont go in the met or clear.
Feel free to PM me if you don't want to go OT in this thread, but might I ask what sort of paint setup you have? I'm looking into something for my own garage, but Idk really where to start. What volume compressor? HP motor? Hose setup? I know you need the air/oil seperator and probably an external regulator, but do you run hard pipe to a certain point to avoid pressure loss in the hose? I know HVLP is the gun style to get (I think), but any recommended brands for a home setup (i.e. not too expensive). This will be just for my track car (for now) so a perfect job is not required (yet) really.