It is tricky to paint with but follow these steps for best results:Originally posted by cls
gimme some advice on the Dupli-color. last week I used some of their metallic "anodized" green on a rocket.
The can dribbled all over my sprayer handle, fortunately it didn't spit too much on the rocket.
I used plenty of the "metallic base coat" primer, but the final finish did not come out very sparkly at all.
worst, as it dried a bunch of bubbles appeared and popped.
so now instead of a nice bright anodized rocket I have a lumpy toad!!
If you ever find a real nice metallic paint, please drop me an e-mail!! I'm always looking to improve!!Originally posted by cls
wow, Mighty Mick looks great. those metallic colors really show any defects in the prep!! (on my rocket, some of the fillets are sloppy and the green shows it. oh well. from now on, everything's gonna be black!)
the nozzle was certainly clean, I always check that. I think you are right about the weather, it was somewhat cool (55oF) and at 40% RH not as dry as usual.
between the poor final color, the bubbles, the dribbling and spitting, I think I'll use something else next time.
something I've noticed on TRF: in certain areas of the country - let's say that's equivalent to weather - people swear by certain brands of paint. in other areas of the country, people swear at those same brands of paint.