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#1 posted 08-02-2017 12:14 PM

I’d like to thank everyone for helping me – last night was a 90% success. I started off with thinning 60/40, but it looked way way too thin and I wussed out – so I ended up around 30% water. I adjusted my air pressure down to I believe 40 at the compressor and opened the regulator wide open at the gun, so I was maybe a little shy of 40 at the gun. Holy crap, what a difference. It laid down a gorgeous wet coat that took closer to an 1.5hrs to dry. I was very happy with the results but knew the wife might reject 3-5 of them (out of 39) for further rework (some had some crap in the corners I must have missed when blowing off and wiping down, one of them you can see I did a crap job of sanding etc). I might have really pushed the limits on the weight of the coat though – I didn’t have any runs, but there were a few places I was nervous that it would, but it didn’t.

I took a peek this morning and everything looks darn good, with the exception of 2 things

1. A few of the doors have a spec of dried paint or a spec of dirt that must have settled on them while drying. I’ve dealt with this many times with poly, but never paint – Can I take saw a wool cloth or something and lightly buff those little nubs out similar to poly?

2. A few of the raised panel portions look streaky – not like I missed spots while painting (I overalapped and they all have 100% coverage) but more streaky in the terms of sheen. You cannot tell looking straight on, but if you angle the light just right you can see the sheen isn’t completely uniform. I am thinking of maybe a quick and dirty final coat, but maybe with less material further distance away for a wider pattern to help “blend” it all together. But if I do this, I’m worried I’ll venture down the path of dry spraying again.

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