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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29088

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What are the key factors for getting clear to peel? I sprayed a door and fender on an f-350 and this truck had a lot of peel in it. I used my sata 3000rp (guess I should have grabbed my wal mart gun). Anyway I was able to get it to peel a little bit. I tried a few things. I ran the gun wide open at 32 psi for the first pass and it went on really smooth. On the next pass I moved back to around 10" from the panel and reduced the pressure some. It gave me some peel but nothing like what's on the rest of the truck. So what's the best way to achieve the factory finish?
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29089

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buy a twelve pack of sam adams an invite ding over ta shoot it for ya :cheers :nothingtoad
a little bondo is good more is better
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29090

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bondomerchant wrote:
buy a twelve pack of sam adams an invite ding over ta shoot it for ya :cheers :nothingtoad
:rofl :rofl
Seriously tho if you reduce your air pressure and increase your distance with wide open material you can pretty much nail that corn on the cob texture.A faster mix of hardener and reducer will also help.Not every vehicle is the same,ford and dodge pick ups are the worst.
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29091

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Cool. I will try that next time. Just out of curiosity what would a repair like this cost in your shops? I repaired a spot on the door, blended into the front fender and cleared the door and front fender. This was my first time using my new Tekna pro lite. I really liked it. I was cleaning the gun and forgot about the spray head not being attached when you take the fluid nozzle off so I'm gonna have to tear my garage apart to find it. I had my respirator and suit on so the plastic from the suit muffled the sound and I never heard it fall. I've looked everywhere lol

(I know I used a lot of tape lol. I've had clear soak into that green paper before though and wanted to make sure I had it covered all the way up to the plastic.)

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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29092

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Each area is different in regards to labor rates and material costs,the price could be all over the place.To give an honest answer we would need to see it in person before the damage was fixed.
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29093

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It was only about the size of a silver dollar. Just a ding from a bicycle handlebar but it was close to the front so by the time I finished everything out I was really close to the front fender so I blended it.
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29094

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No need to use the green paper. Plastic right up to the panels
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29095

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What are the key factors for getting clear to peel?

Have me paint it!

Sorry, could not resist.

Happy New Year.
EB

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No need to use the green paper. Plastic right up to the panels

I wish I had done this. I used green paper when spraying a flow coat on everything except the hood and it soaked through and now I have to fix that!!
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29098

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ding wrote:
No need to use the green paper. Plastic right up to the panels

x2 save money with less tape and paper and less dirt
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Technique to achieve orange peel 1 year 6 months ago #29100

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I will do that from now on then. I didn't know if maybe having plastic right against the edge would let the basecoat release and fly all over the place. You know...it boggles my mind how I lost that piece to my gun. I removed everything from all of my shelves around the area where I was. I moved the shelves out to see if it rolled under. I took garbage out of the can piece by piece to no avail. It makes no sense. Now watch it will be the most expensive part of the gun to replace.
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