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Old 03-23-2016, 09:35 PM
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I'm working on a set of poison spyder brawler rockers. I cleaned, sanded, cleaned again, 3 coats of primer and 3 of rustoleum Satin black but I noticed some dull spots and it bugs the crap outta me. It has dried for several days so my question is can I just throw a fourth coat over it or because it has completely dried do I need to wet sand and scuff it again ? This time obviously being more cognizant of coverage.

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I would give it a light wet sand with 800 grit. Gives a little bite to the paint.

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Old 03-23-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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Quick wet sand and clean with mineral spirits. If you still doubt like it, the rustoleum bed liner is subtle for finish but sprays rather even.
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I've painted a lot of stuff with RO Satin Black & Semi-Gloss black in spray cans. My only suggestion is to let it dry for as long as you can if you are outside the initial re-coat window. IIRC, they say you can re-coat after 48 hours, but I've seen lifting within this time frame. Give it a week or 2 if you can hold out.

With the RO spray paints (especially the satin & semi-gloss blacks), the key to a nice even finish is a final very wet coat without causing runs.
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I've painted a lot of stuff with RO Satin Black & Semi-Gloss black in spray cans. My only suggestion is to let it dry for as long as you can if you are outside the initial re-coat window. IIRC, they say you can re-coat after 48 hours, but I've seen lifting within this time frame. Give it a week or 2 if you can hold out. With the RO spray paints (especially the satin & semi-gloss blacks), the key to a nice even finish is a final very wet coat without causing runs.
Thanks. I am going to wait another week before i do it. My last coat looked uneven so I went back and just hit certain spots which probably made it worse. So this time one big last wet coat.
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My last coat looked uneven so I went back and just hit certain spots which probably made it worse.
Yup, that will do it.
I'm the spray can master. Even made a makeshift spray booth out of one of the garage bays:




But on nice calm days I paint right out in the front yard. My neighbors must love me.
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I've done lots of RO can spraying too. Before your next coat you may want to find a fresher/different production date product. I think some of those cans can be pretty old. Sometimes it doesn't matter, other times you can't bear to look at the shine because it is so un-even.

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Get John Deere Blitz Black. Best and toughest you can find. Great paint.

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Or try POR 15. It is kind of like what Rustoleum is supposed to be (a rust convertor/protector), but better. It is one part, very shiny and harder than woodpecker lips. I think there is a product to tone down the gloss if you want to as well.

Also, whenever you handle any part you are painting, be sure to use gloves! Any oils and stuff on your fingers will transfer and cause funny looking spots like you described. Also, be sure to wipe the part down with mineral spirits or any solvent that doesn't leave any residue.
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I would scuff sand and clean it to give it some tooth. I would also make sure the spray can is well shaken and warm. I sit the spray can in a pot of warm water before spraying.
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I would scuff sand and clean it to give it some tooth. I would also make sure the spray can is well shaken and warm. I sit the spray can in a pot of warm water before spraying.
Yea I am definitely going to wet sand. I am gone for week (steelhead fishing !!!) and the week that I get back looks nice and warm.
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Don't wet sand it, your not trying to make it slick before you paint it, you have to scuff it up. One guy was right, your last coat should be real wet. I am also master of the almighty spray can, here's my latest R.O. spray out. I am also a master debater. There, I said it ! lol
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My last coat looked uneven so I went back and just hit certain spots which probably made it worse.
Yup, that will do it.
I'm the spray can master. Even made a makeshift spray booth out of one of the garage bays:




But on nice calm days I paint right out in the front yard. My neighbors must love me.
Lol, sounds like me
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Yea I am definitely going to wet sand. I am gone for week (steelhead fishing !!!) and the week that I get back looks nice and warm.
Warm weather is good. But having the paint a bit warmer is even better. Heat up some water in a pot, don't boil it though. Remove the pot from the heat source and put the can in the pot about half way up. Let it sit a while, dry the can, shake it and go for it!.

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