Orange-peel paint finish?

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Orange-peel paint finish?

Post by Gareth Wales » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:39 pm

What causes this orange-peel paint finish/ what's the remedy? Sleepy - this may be one for you! :P
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Post by cavmad » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:56 pm

Usually from someone spraying in cold weather or poor preperation of the surface underneath. Sometimes if an aerosol such as maintenance spray or choke and carburettor cleaner has been used nearby this can cause the `orange peel` effect.
Usually the best way to overcome it is to rub down and start again, making sure the area is completely degreased (panel wipe/acetone are good for this but be very careful in handling these substances and always wear goggles/keep away from sources of ignition and heat) and ensure atmosphere is warm and also give the can a really good shaking first. Oh, and placing the spray can in a bucket of warm water for a few minutes will also help.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:59 pm

Orange peel is a defect that occurs when the Paint that emerges from the spray gun is not properly atomized.
The cure is rub the area down when dry then respray but try on a test area or an old door or wing and use one of the two guides below to adjust the spray gun.

Without changing the air atomizing pressure, DECREASE the flow of paint to the gun by turning the fluid control knob to the right, clockwise.

Without changing the fluid flow to the gun, INCREASE the air pressure to the gun.

Hope this helps.
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Post by docchevron » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:23 am

Ah, could it be sleepies a paint specialist????? Fancy spraying my poorly mates CX Turbo???? :roll: :roll:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:23 am

I have done a fair bit but it is not my favorite job especially not 2K that stuff is just so toxic it`s not nice, I meant to say that the only thing if you increase the paint flow is make sure it is not to heavy or it will sag and look like curtains it is best to have an old door or any flat panel to test on as you can then check the gun settings and more importantly the paint colour as what it says on the tin and indeed looks like in the tin can be completely different especially when sprayed also the primer colour has an effect on the colour too so you need to check what colour the primer is.
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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:39 am

it is possible to remove orange peel by wet sanding it back with fine paper and then using a machine polisher an d some good compound polishing it out!
there is a guy on one of the forums i use that wetsanded the whole of his black is200 due to terrible factory orange peel! amazing job he has done!!
infacto after a wee search here it is!
http://autopia.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61721
the guys involved love there car cleaning and use all sorts of different toys to help them!!!
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Post by docchevron » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:36 pm

sleepy0905 wrote:I have done a fair bit but it is not my favorite job especially not 2K that stuff is just so toxic it`s not nice,
I hate spraying almost as much as welding. It's very boring ](*,)
Perhaps I'll have to buy my mate who is a car sprayer by trade a few beers andpoint him at the car!
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:43 pm

Doc thats probably your best option as i dont have a garage or a spray booth. :(
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Post by docchevron » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:48 am

sleepy0905 wrote:Doc thats probably your best option as i dont have a garage or a spray booth. :(
I'll collar him monday then! If a bribe of beer dont work, praps a gun to the head will do the trick!!
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:01 am

Beer usually always works it a universal currency :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:01 pm

I'll take the gun just in case! :D You must understand this man drinks lager and doesn't understand the subtle flavours of real ale :shock: , therefore he is clrealy extremely dim :wink: , but he is good at spraying..... Cant have it all I guess. I'll buy him some fosters and insist he doesn't drink it till the paints applied to the car!! :D :D
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