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Old 07-19-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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I am spray painting my car hood and made a bad smudge .

I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on how to fix the problem. I would appreciate it, I am new at these things and as of right now I have lots of regret starting this project and do not want to be picked on or anything...

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Yow r-r-r-ight !

Let it dry.
Sand it down smooth.
Re-prime it.
Re-paint it.

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Let if dry, wet sand and recoat

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alright im gonna hit up OSH and get some wet sanding stuff. Anything else i ought to know before i get sanding and recoating?


So as far as i know I should wet sand the turd mark and then recoat it with my gloss black paint, right? or do i spray primer at the part again and then spray the black
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You are painting it with spray cans aren't you?
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You are painting it with spray cans aren't you?
Yes i am.
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How did I know that I wonder.
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alright im gonna hit up OSH and get some wet sanding stuff. Anything else i ought to know before i get sanding and recoating
Yeah donít make the same mistake twice...
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Painting a hood with a rattle can will always look just like that, a hood sprayed out with a rattle can. The trouble with rattle can paint is it sets up too quickly, the spray pattern is too tight. This will be very evident on a large flat surface such as what you are painting.

If you want even average results, take the hood to Earl Shives and have them paint it with the right kind of paint.

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^ Agreed. Plus, if you are in any of the heat areas, it will only be worse.

Black paint is actually one of the hardest to get right. So much depends on prep as the surface needs to be perfectly smooth or any variation will show up in the final coat.

While many folks give Earl Schieb and MAACO, Peach bad marks, they actually can do a decent job. It will never be showroom quality, but acceptable. If you do take it somewhere, look at their work and you will get an idea of the quality of their prep/painting. In the end, that is what is most important.
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Looking at your pictures I can't help but wonder why there is no paint on your newspapers? You should really start and end each "stroke" on the paper so you don't get the build-up marks.

I rattle-canned a hood when i was a poor college student and it ended up looking better than the rest of the vehicle ( not saying too much since it was a beat-up Jeep CJ7), but most people were shocked to find out it was done with spray cans.

The fact that you are already at this stage and now have to go buy some of " that wet sanding stuff " is a little worriesome. To have any chance at a decent looking finished product you need to do several coats of primer, and wetsend between each of them. If you skipped this step it will be nearly impossible to ever get a uniform finish, IMO
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Looking at your pictures I can't help but wonder why there is no paint on your newspapers?
The picture is of my car starting the second day of the project, thats why the newspaper is cool. I did make the smudge though because of build up. I will keep in mind spraying paper to paper strokes.

Should I reprime the whole project?

I was just going to get rid of the smudge and spray more paint. Or would it be better if I roll brush the hood?
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"THERE'S" a real good idea !!! Get out the rollers and brushes.
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The picture is of my car starting the second day of the project, thats why the newspaper is cool. I did make the smudge though because of build up. I will keep in mind spraying paper to paper strokes.

Should I reprime the whole project?

I was just going to get rid of the smudge and spray more paint. Or would it be better if I roll brush the hood?
wow i've painted a few cars in my life and never thought of this as an outlet, silly me
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Should I reprime the whole project?

I was just going to get rid of the smudge and spray more paint. Or would it be better if I roll brush the hood?
I figured you were going to get some "comments" when you posted this. Seriously, in order to get the hood the way I think you probably want it to look, you are going to need to sand down that spot until is smooth. Feel around it with your hand (the opposite of the one you write with as it will be more sensitive) and feel for ridges. Even a small one will show in the paint.

Then prime the area. Let it dry, and wet sand it.

After all this work, you aren't going to get a decent looking job with a spray can. As was said before, the area is too large for a can. The paint dries too fast and leaves what will feel like sand in the finish.

You will need a paint gun and an air compressor (plus a dryer for the air), to shoot the paint evenly. There is a learning curve with this as well. That is why I thought the suggestion of taking it to Earl Schieb was a good option for you. They are fairly cheap and do a decent job for the money.

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