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Old 03-18-2004, 21:19   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone i have 66 falcon so it has a metal dash. i set about repainting it today. did about 3 hours prep. when i was finally ready to start painting i gave it a first coat and all looked good. when i came back to do the secon in a 6-7 areas the paint sorta bubbled. i let it dry and had a feel of it and it seemed to be more of a clear substance rather than a bubble. this made me think that the paint was shit. i went and bought better paint sanded back the areas a little and use the 'better' paint with the same result. am i missing something simple here or is it a reaction to the old paint (not primed just sanded back with 800). please help. after 6 hours of work i think i might be starting from the begining again so don't want it to happen again.

I forgot to ask another question so here it is. my car has just been resprayed. i have washed her a few times and find that the water doesn't run on the paint. sounds wierd i know but alot of the water will just sitt on the body even on the side panels. i am left with alot of drops. this wouldn't bother me but when any moisture gets on the car it doesn't run it sits, dry;s and leaves it looking like a dalmation of dirt. is this normal, good, bad? i'm not sure why it happens


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Old 03-18-2004, 23:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: paint problems

You should of used wax and grease remover before you painted the dash and it should of been primed aswell, as for the paint it will always bead water when it has just been painted thats why you need to chamios it.
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prime it or at least seal it first. Sounds like it has 'crazed'..

Give it a wash, chamios and a good wax polish..

As Cogo said fresh paint needs a polish or a wax to get the water running
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Depending on how it was painted....ask the painter for recommendations as you dont want to seal in solvents that are trying to escape from the fresh paint.....
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