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Finishing, part 5

Today the "tile red" went on! It looks good... at least the color looks good. The orange peel, not so much.



It started off well. I masked and prepped the hull, and then sprayed on a light coat of clear so that it would bleed into the tape edges and not show.

Then I sprayed on the first few coats of the red.




But then, on the LAST coat, I neglected to put the lid on the gravity paint cup and while spraying up under the bulb managed to drizzle paint all over the port side!!! God!!!

I gently wiped it up as best I could, and then sprayed on two more pretty heavy coats hoping that it would all blend in. It didn't. Shit. Now I'm committed to sanding and spraying on more coats of clear over the whole thing. That's not necessarily bad, but I'm sure that I'll always be able to see the mess. Can you see it?


It looks of slop... F@#&!!!! Oh well... I'll keep working on it.

However, when I took the masking tape off, the rest of the hull looks pretty good! To be fair, there is a lot of orange peel. I think it was just too warm today to spray (it was about 80F). So, even if I hadn't spilled paint, I still would have to sand and spray on more clear in hopes that it looks better. Sigh...






So, will let it cure for a week or so, and then will sand it, wipe it down, and hope that a few coats of varnish can blend it all much smoother.

In the meantime, I'll start to consider the hatch treatments.


Aloha!



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