The goal: to change the color of a few new, factory-painted steel parts. I
lightly sanded all surfaces with 800g emery paper. Cleaned up with denatured
alcohol. Sun dried.
First coat of spray enamel went on and dried to a fine gloss finish. Dried
overnight inside and put outside again in the sun while I was at work for a
Came home, lightly sanded again, cleaned with d.a., dried, and sprayed a
Almost immediately (less than 10 seconds) the coat took on a curdled look.
Sort of wrinkled. Not "orange peel", but it looks like the cracks in a dried
lakebed. This effect was apparent on all parts I sprayed with a 2nd coat, not
What did I do wrong?
Obviously I'll have to dry it, sand down to the original finish and do it all
What should I do differently?
Paint is Rustoleum "industrial strength" enamel.
- posted 12 years ago