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Old 06-18-2012, 07:21 PM
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Problem painting Radio bezel. Help!

So i decided to paint my radio bezel black and everything has turned out perfect. I sanded it down, wiped it down, primered, and then painted and finally clear coated.

Everything was going good, let the clear set about 8-10 min between each coat as that what the clear coat called for. It was looking good and on the 3rd and final coat i finished painting it and brought it inside. On the passenger side edge of the radio bezel it has a few places about 6 inches long that have started to crack.

This is the only place it is doing it, so did i just apply to much clear in that one spot? I was gonna let it dry over night and wet sand it with either 1500 or 2000 grit and then just re-clear that area is that the right procedure, or what should i do to fix this?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:39 PM
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I do allot of woodworking finishing and I have noticed that changes in the temp & humidity will affect the end result, but without knowing what the temp outside & the difference from the inside was, it is hard to tell. But if it is a drastic change (like 90* & hot outside & 70* air conditioned inside) that may likely be the culprit.
Next time try leaving it where you finished it to dry.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:54 PM
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That could be it, its aboit 85-88 outside and 74 inside so that could be the problem.

Does anyone know if i can just wetsand the problem spot and shoot the whole thing with clear again? I just dont want to have to redo the whole thing because 95% of it looks perfect
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:08 PM
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That could be it, its aboit 85-88 outside and 74 inside so that could be the problem.

Does anyone know if i can just wetsand the problem spot and shoot the whole thing with clear again? I just dont want to have to redo the whole thing because 95% of it looks perfect
To get proper adhesion I recommend wet sanding the entire piece before applying the final clear.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:20 PM
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Okay so just wet sand the whole piece and make sure the cracks are out and then i should be able to re clear the whole piece?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:15 PM
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Yep. Should be that simple. I would probably use one or two light but even coats, wait 40-50 minutes between, then after another 40-50 hit it with a medium heavy coat for the glossy wet look.
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lets see the pics if you got some.
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