Blister in the sun - what’s next?

DarrenK

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After a few rounds of grain filler and primer, it finally felt and looked smooth, so I went to color. I decided to flip the order and do silver first, then charcoal second, thinking that the dark would cover the light better.

Looking much better this time. A few spots where you can see the grain (though much fewer and much more faint than round 1). I have one small spot to touch up where the silver got pulled off with the masking tape (should have been more careful with the knife).

Thanks for the tips!
 

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Fenderdad1950

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Welcome and ouch! Looks like when I tried painting lacquer over enamel, or vice versa. Anyways lots of proper advice from people who know and care. Sand on.
 

stratisfied

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I guess I'm too late to help with the masking, but when you mask, you don't let the paint completely dry before removing the tape. You wait until the surface is tacky and then pull the tape away. That gives a smoother edge. Some painters will score along the tape with a razor blade and light pressure to ensure a clean cut line as the tape is removed.

All in all, you did a much nicer job second time around.
 




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