Customs: Krylon--what gives?

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  1. StarFire_MK2

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    Question to those who have used Krylon before.

    I tried this stuff years ago and didn't like it. But I thought I'd try again (maybe I had a bad can then). I painted some parts last night which were fully cleaned. I used multiple light coats, painted within the temperature/humidity guidelines on the can--and still find the paint orange-peels. Worse, it's still tacky after almost 24 hours! It's just like using pure oil enamel in that regard.

    When will the tackiness go away--do I have to wait 7 days for that? And is it possible, using spray-cans, to get smooth coats with this stuff like Tamiya lacquers give?
     
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    what type of plastic was it over? Are you sure you didn't re-coat too soon?
     
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    I typically sand after the 1st 2 coats... then apply a generous final coat. The more humid your climate, it seems the better the finished product and faster drying time.
     
  4. TonyzCustomz

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    I live in the high desert s it is super hot and dry here and Fusion is ok to touch after about 30 min. Sounds like your putting it on thick.

    Edit* I use krylon on everything I paint and it always goes on super smooth for me.
     
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    yeah, usually orange peels mean that you waited too long to re-coat it. You can recoat (if you're using nice thin coats) within a few minutes, but if you wait more than ten, then you have to wait a whole day before you can recoat it.
     
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    Same here. In AZ, as long as your doing multiple light coats, no issues.
     
  7. StarFire_MK2

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    Thanks for the input guys--it simply must be too humid here for Krylon. Incomplete coats multiple coats (meaning I can still see the substrate) are still tacky. Waiting 48 hours to sand helps with the orange peeling somewhat. This sucks; Tamiya is so expensive in my region, and I was really hoping for equivalent results with Krylon.
     
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    The only place more humid than here would be Louisiana, and I have no issues with my Krylon. Are you using Fusion, or another Krylon, perhaps? I JUST finished painting black on a GF SS and have had zero problems yet again.
     
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    I'm using Krylon Fusion.
     
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    Here's an old school trick. Fill your sink with warm tap water (not boiling, you know, just hot from the tap). Sit the can in the water for 3-4 minutes. Then, shake it up and down like crazy, for a solid minute or 2. You will get a very high pressure, very fine mist. It may help you.
     
  11. plowking

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    Yep, what everybody else said....and keep shaking it "while using it" helps too....at least I think it does.

    When I use Fusion, its "dry to touch" in 15 minutes for me....
     
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    also, you gotta shake until the spray can is ice cold. Tamaya is nice, and I think it's expensive everywhere. Took me 2 cans to do a Alternators hoist...5.99 a can!
     
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    I will definitely try this next time, thanks!
     

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