Why Do I Get Bubbles When I Use A Spray Can


Bone Thug
07-28-2003, 11:31 AM
WHY DO I GET BUBBLES WHEN I USE A SPRAY CAN?

DSM-Mark
07-28-2003, 11:58 AM
Possibly spraying too close.

dag65
07-28-2003, 12:19 PM
DId you wash it really good? small droplets of oil will cause that

primera man
07-28-2003, 05:28 PM
Most times its because you are getting the paint on to thick.
Do light mist coats first.

Integra06
07-28-2003, 11:25 PM
Are you using Testors paint?

RallyRaider
07-28-2003, 11:36 PM
The bubbles could be caused by dissolved spray can propellant "gassing" out of the paint. This is most obvious when too much paint is layered on too thick. Take the PMan's advice and spray thinner coats. That can be done by spraying from further away or moving across the surface quicker.

hobbes874
07-28-2003, 11:46 PM
Three words: light mist coats :bigthumb:

Deejay360
07-29-2003, 12:11 AM
Ditto :iagree: :1:

michigan02
07-29-2003, 03:42 PM
I second the oils wax etc

Also a first mist /tac coat is better for bonding and not running as easy

Vric
07-29-2003, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Integra06
Are you using Testors paint?

:iagree:

Testor paint do this all the time..

mech0t0
07-29-2003, 07:42 PM
Shake well before use, and reshake will minimize the chance of having bubbles! light mist coats are the key words!

willster127
08-06-2003, 05:30 PM
There is an excellent write up on Tamiya USA's web site about using the tamiya spray cans with all of the whys and wherefores, Take a look...

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/plastic/tips/syntheticlacquers.html

hobbes874
08-06-2003, 08:36 PM
Wow, thanks for that link :D really detailed and helpful!

SuperStreet reader
08-06-2003, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by hobbes874
Three words: light mist coats :bigthumb:

:iagree:

tanman328
08-07-2003, 07:04 AM
Don't forget to wait a bit between coats to allow the paint to gas out a bit.

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