OpenRocket Chuck Norris
- Mar 27, 2013
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OK... Folks... When you get a case of Rocket Herpes, here's what you need to do.
DON'T WAIT!!! IMMEDIATELY Wipe up the affected area with a paper towel!!!
The undercoat is ruined, because it has been reactivated. When you wipe it up, it'll peel up like the skin of a partially set pudding. Wiping it up will completely expose the body tube underneath (see photo below). This GREATLY reduces the time needed to clean up the damage.
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If you wait until the paint sets, you'll have to sand though the layers of paint, potentially damaging your kit further, and only end up wasting your time and energy.
Oh, and next time, be more careful on your color coats... Read the paint's instructions carefully (even if it's the same brand of primer and paint, the drying times may be different).
A smart person learns from their mistakes... A REALLY smart person learns from the mistakes of others.