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Old 05-04-2021, 09:37 PM
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A day in the sun got rid of the haze.

While I'm here:

Duplicolor metallic flake paint.

Any problems with wet sanding it (8000 grit)? Polishing compound?

I was hoping to really gloss it up before putting on clear coat.

(Then Stickershock decals! Then more clearcoat! Then automotive wax! I'll be lucky if I can hold this in my hands when I'm done polishing it.)
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:13 AM
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Oh. The only other explanation, then, is FM.

No static at all.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:30 AM
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No static at all.


Maybe not static, but that steely grapefruit wine might make things fuzzy, Dan.
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If one were using a compressor, I would think not. If one were using a 'can' of propellant to drive the airbrush, then yes, I think it would.

It is the propellant in the rattle can (as it goes from liquid to gas the temp drops a great deal) that is what makes the mist of spray paint so cold and accordingly, makes the surface it lands on cold. The surface then becomes like a cold drink in a glass: moisture from the air starts to condense on it.

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No static at all.



"The girls don't seem to care..."


Good stuff, however I was thinking more along the lines of 'F****** Magic'.
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:20 AM
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"The girls don't seem to care..."


Good stuff, however I was thinking more along the lines of 'F****** Magic'.

Ah, a spoonful of knowledge from Earl.


Do you believe in (F*****) Magic
In a young girl's heart?


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Shiny-ness Progress.

Yes, metal flake can be wet sanded and polished!

Currently working on the one black fin.

Left to right:

After wet sanding with 1500 grit.

After wet sanding with 8000 grit.

After polishing compound.

Panavia fins after same treatment.
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Zero excitement painting here in Colorado. The humidity is low and paint just goes on fine.

Clarification: Except this past Winter. Crappy! From the first snowstorm of the season, to the last, we went 246 days! So close to breaking the record of 258 days!
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