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Help Me avoid orange peel!!


wakraq
08-21-2004, 02:15 AM
HI... I am new to this car modelling.... I have finished painting my cars.... All them have orange peel... I am using Tamiya Spray can. How to avoid this? I read about not having enough pressure.... Tamiya can are presurrised... How to control it? How about priming? do I skip this part or not?
I also read other threads saying about compund and waxing.... What is compuonding and waxing? How to use them? Can anybody teach me how to eliminate this problem. Help me please somebody.

hondaaccordboy21
08-21-2004, 02:24 AM
read the f.a.q

pre98zetec
08-21-2004, 02:36 AM
You're most likely spraying to far away from the car. The paint is drying too fast before it can level out. I , myself spray only about 4 inches away from the body, And when I use tamiya spray can's I never get orange peel.

600sel
08-21-2004, 07:34 AM
http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/feature.php?article-id=35

wakraq
08-22-2004, 09:32 AM
what do i key in or find in the FAQ

Vric
08-22-2004, 09:49 AM
http://www.tamiya.com/english/scale/beginner2/2.htm

JTRACING
08-22-2004, 04:32 PM
when you paint, its always best to lay down several mist coats, 4 or 5 mist coats until the paint fully covers the car, then as your final coat spray it a bit heavier,
your will still end up with a tiny bit of orange peel, and thats why you wetsand and polish, thats the only way you will get a mirror like finish.

scaleracecars
08-22-2004, 04:51 PM
when you paint, its always best to lay down several mist coats, 4 or 5 mist coats until the paint fully covers the car, then as your final coat spray it a bit heavier,
your will still end up with a tiny bit of orange peel, and thats why you wetsand and polish, thats the only way you will get a mirror like finish.

Actually you can get a perfect finish out of a spray can. It just takes practice. Okay a lot of practice but it can be done.
David

wakraq
08-24-2004, 11:22 PM
when you paint, its always best to lay down several mist coats, 4 or 5 mist coats until the paint fully covers the car, then as your final coat spray it a bit heavier,
your will still end up with a tiny bit of orange peel, and thats why you wetsand and polish, thats the only way you will get a mirror like finish.

Like I said i am not familiar with these terms. What is wetsanding and what do I polish it with? somebody please enlighten me on these things as I am still learning. Thanks...

JTRACING
08-24-2004, 11:25 PM
its all in the FAQ, scroll down to the painting section
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=215864

{(itchy)}{finger}
08-24-2004, 11:31 PM
wet sanding is using very fine grit sand paper (4000 grit-12000grit) to smooth out surfaces without ruining the paint job (you must work slowly to aviod sanding through paint coats) tamiya compound gets rid of small imperfections and a small layer of paint. tamiya polish shines your car... I personally primer on every car. the process should be sanding, compounding, and then polishing, but you might have to wetsand in between for a perfect finish. wetsanding in between primer and final paint coats also even out paint surface and add to a smooth surface.

dag65
08-25-2004, 10:46 AM
2 very important sections of this forum

the FAQ and the How To sections should cover what you need to know

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63623

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=215864

600sel
08-25-2004, 12:11 PM
Just TAKE YOUR TIME to read..the faq and the links given.

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