_GOTOBOTTOM
Paint & Finish
For automotive paint and finishing topics.
Ruined or Salvageable?
27-1025
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,281 posts
Auto Modeler: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 03:01 PM UTC
Help needed. Iím not a regular car modeler but decided to try my hand with a Fujimi Mini Cooper. I primed the car body with rattle can primer and then sprayed home brew British green made with Tamiya gloss colors - so far so good and after 24 hours sprayed a couple coats of Tamiya clear X-22. Looks great to my eye. I let this dry 48 hours and I mask the entire body using Tamiya masking tape in order to spray the fenders flat black. When I removed the tape the entire paint finish is mottled. Itís smooth to the touch but the finish is all mottled. Is there a way to salvage this mess? Thanks for any advise.
KoSprueOne
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 4,011 posts
Auto Modeler: 851 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC
It's smooth to the touch than another clear coat will solve that. However, the time it takes for that to cure, I do not have an answer. I assume that was the problem to begin with.





27-1025
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,281 posts
Auto Modeler: 4 posts
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

It's smooth to the touch than another clear coat will solve that. However, the time it takes for that to cure, I do not have an answer. I assume that was the problem to begin with.








Thanks for the suggestion and I think that did the trick. Letting this coat set up and will spray another coat for good measure.
Szmann
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 1,977 posts
Auto Modeler: 1,371 posts
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 02:00 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

It's smooth to the touch than another clear coat will solve that. However, the time it takes for that to cure, I do not have an answer. I assume that was the problem to begin with.








Thanks for the suggestion and I think that did the trick. Letting this coat set up and will spray another coat for good measure.



It seems indeed that some X22 went with your tape or it might be some glue residue from the tape. Try first to remove the spots with turpentine or other weak solvent that shouldn't bother your acrylic coat. If doesn't work, try a little smoothing sanding and another clear coat.

Gabriel
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
_VISITCOMMUNITY
New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 11,666 posts
Auto Modeler: 2,974 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC
Chris,
Tamiya Gloss paints do take somewhat longer to dry and cure. The length of time does vary with room temp & humidity levels.

When I use Tamiya tape, which is the only tape I use for masking, I de-tack it by applying it to the back of my hand a few times.

If the tape pulled off some of the X-22, then it wasn't completely cured. If it was just the clear coat that had the issues, a few wet coats as you found out will solve the problem.

Joel
 _GOTOTOP