Customs: Krylon Spray paint questions..

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  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just started working on a project using, for the first time, Krylon spray paint. Multiple, thin coats, and I love it! Using one can of Fusion and one can of Metallic. My question is how long does it take to dry - I started on Tuesday, and it is still kinda gritty, but looks phenomenal. Should I apply any kind of clear coat as well? Any advice would be appreciated!
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    In my experience (which is somewhat limited) appearance-wise, it's probably not going change appearance. In order to fully cure for hardness, I think the can suggestion is a week?... I remember that after using it, I found the instructions on the can are actually very accurate, especially the windows of time where you can apply 2nd coats!

    Others have more experience with fusion though I'm sure
     
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    Takes like 30 minutes t be dry enough to touch but it can still leave fingerprints and crap, I usually apply 3 super thin coats at about 10min intervals and let it dry for an hour or two before I flip and do the other side. Clear coats up to you, when it is completely cured (7 Days) it is pretty tough but I normally either use a can of Testors dull coat or Future floor polish to finish it off anyways.
     
  4. Jeremy.B

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    Thanks. I cannot believe I missed that. I will leave them all til next week before I begin reassembling it.
     
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    Really depends on the climate. With 2%-10% here in southern Cali....Mine is sometimes dry enough to flip to the other side in less than 3 minutes. Sometimes, with the sun beating on it a few seconds (no joke) the hot plastic and direct sunlight provide an awesome finish too.
     
  6. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks FR...man just checked out your gallery the other day and your customs are sick. Especially that smokescreen.

    In alabama, our humidity is generally pretty high. Today it is about %50. Yea. I am giving it a week, besides I got other stuff to do.
     
  7. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    poo poo on fusion but thats just me. every one else seems to love it. anyways dito on the can instuctions
     
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    hnmm, spray paint MADE for plastic. What's not to like about that?
     
  9. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i had to go spray some to remeber why. why because it leaves something like orange peel on a micro scale. after spraying it again i relized it will be fine for the bot parts but if you want a smooth as glass finish its not so great.
     

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