Post by Davie Edinburgh on Jan 4, 2005 23:25:59 GMT
Having just had my rear wings fabricated last year I now notice that just above the rear door chrome trim there Is a rippling effect on the paint work which sticks out a mile.Does anyone with experience of spray painting know why this might be?
I'm no expert bu I vaguely remember being told it could be due to too much paint being put on in one go, causing it to sag due to its wet weight, giving a ripple effect. I'm sure more knowledgeable folk will be able to offer advice
Post by Phil Nottingham on Jan 5, 2005 19:25:10 GMT
Two pack can do this as its applied very thickly compared to cellulose - it needs flatting and repolishing which is VERY hard work on this paint. It can then give a Zebra effect due to different pigmenting though the paint film.
it can also be caused by poor panel beating/sanding of fillers and is a real classic giveaway of accident damage repair on lesser cars.
Are you perhaps being over critical - would anyone notice (bar you) if it was not pointed out?
A picture on TV last night of the new BMW Mini showed up a terrible orange peel effect but of course because it was a BMW no-one noticed.
Nothing is perfect although a brand new pre British Leyland Rover P5 might have come very close?
Post by Davie Edinburgh on Jan 5, 2005 20:36:56 GMT
There's been no panel beating or filler on this part of the door,It was only sprayed to blend It In with the rear wing which was fabricated.I think It may be as you said put on thickly.By the way,getting used to this site now and It seems good.