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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-11, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default Spay paint oddness

So I just undercoated a rhino today. Usual way, Chaos Black spray, couple of thin coats. Did it inside with some ventilation (in hindsight not enough. I felt funny... anyway...) but for whatever reason it just would work right. Seemed to dry with a sort of "white" finish on edges, like a crappy highlighting job. I know its only an undercoat, and i usually have to touch it up anyway (always a few spots that just can't be reached with the spray) but this is a new one for me. Any ideas what happened?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-18-11, 05:30 PM
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I think its called misting or something.

can be caused by the can or room being too cold (try somewhere warmer), spraying the model from too far away (hold it closer) or Not shaking it long enough (shake it shake it baby).

It will probably come off if you rub it or if you scrub it with a tooth brush.

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are you sure it doesnt have anything to do with the temprature? because I know spray paint works alot better in summer than winter.

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also humidity has something to do with it, for example it doesn't work well just after it has been raining

hope this helps


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its either not mixed well enough...or your holding it too close and the propellant is frosting your models...or both...i live in Seattle and its cold and rainy here much of the time...ive never had a problem with priming outside, even when its cold and raining...obviously im not priming ~in~ the rain...but the cold, damp air never gave me any problems...

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Without knowing the temperature or the humidity it is hard to say but try again this time outside and see if it does it again if it does and the weather is warmer or colder than when you did it the first time and it still does it, then you probably have a can that was improperly mixed.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-11, 02:47 PM
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Yeah, I had this problem a year or so back and posted something up here. We came to the conclusion that it was too cold. It happened with the varnish too, which was twice as bad as it f*cked the paint job

What I will say is that the white-ness from the primer wont effect your paint job, the paint will still go over it fine, just be VERY careful with the varnish if you're having this problem with your primer. You don't want to ruin a couple hours hard work

The room wants to be fairly comfortable (at least 16-18 degrees i reckon) and not too humid (so not after you just got out the shower or if it just rained outside and the windows are open).

The guys in my local GW store couldn't help me with the problem at the time but a few weeks later there was something about it in White Dwarf.

Hope this helps.

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