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fish eyes, paint contamination
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So I want to clean up all the door jambs and area. I sanded everything down, cleaned it all up with carb cleaner and gas (didn't have any paint thinner). Anyway I painted the areas but there are plenty of fish eyes on the rocker panel. I guess there is some armour-all on there. Sad I'll sand it all down AGAIN and this time buy some paint thinner to clean it all up again. Confusedoapbox: Anything else I should do? I want this to be nicely detailed (I even took off the wire boot on the door to clean and armour-all lol

thanks, I hope there's a trick to removing fish eyes Sad
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#2
You = moron. Big Grin

Carb cleaner and gas???? Are you serious? Dude, buck up, go to Le Home Depot, or Au Lowes, or what you canadians have for a hardware store, by a can of lacquer thinner, or better yet go by a can of wax and grease remover, some lint free rags, and some tack rags, and do it right.

Never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time and money to do it over. You have to wipe the entire area affected by the fish eyes, and then sand them out, wipe again, then shoot it again.

If you just try to sand them out, you will push the contanimants into the paint, wind up with even more defects the next time you shoot the area.

Repeat after me. Wipe. Sand. Wipe. Tack. Shoot.

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#3
wipe, sand, wipe, tack shoot...


kay.. Big Grin
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#4
Remember, all paint work is dictated by the prep work. Shitty prep = shitty paint, period.

Spend the time where it counts, prep, and you'll get better, more acceptable results.
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#5
Another thing. When you wipe the first time, give it about 10 or 15 minutes or so to give the solvents you just put on the panel enough time to evaporate. Sometimes, incompatible paint / cleaning solvent combinations will soften the paint, resulting in a big mess when it comes time to sand the area, you'll wind up with clogged paper, smeary panels, and it's a pita.

Lacquer thinner will work in a pinch, provided it you use it sparingly, but to do it correctly, go get a can of prepsol, or wax and grease remover.
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#6
Find an actual paint suppy store that sells quality pain like PPG or DuPont and get a prep-sol or final clean type product. These are made from the cleanest solvents as to leave no residue behind to contaminate your paint job. Also buy a pint of "fish eye eliminator" use a very small amount in your paint mix to further eliminate any chance.
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lots of info... thanks guys
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#8
thanks for the tips, it worked out pretty good. I'll do some wet sanding and polishing for a perfect job Smile
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Quote:thanks for the tips, it worked out pretty good. I'll do some wet sanding and polishing for a perfect job Smile

Color sand, rubbing compound, wax. In that order.
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#10
Quote:Color sand, rubbing compound, wax. In that order.

Repeat after him. lol
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