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I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« on: January 01, 2013, 11:37:08 PM »
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Oh damn...



That's pad printing running down a car side after being coated with Krylon Acrylic Satin Clear.  Other side of the car was fine.

I like the heavier Krylon clear sometimes since it helps mimic the wavy sides of an old rotting P-S cor-ten steel car.  But I've never had it turn pad printing into a Salvador Dali clock.
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 01:12:50 AM »
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I never seen this happen (but I don't use Rustoleum).  So now spray another coat while holding the car upside down and let the letters "melt" back to their original locations.  :D
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 08:23:13 AM »
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Actually, I think it was Krylon, modified above.  Don't know what I was thinking last night.
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 08:36:03 AM »
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HOLY HOUSE OF WEIRD !!!!!!!!!!

I have never seen anything like that before.............
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 09:55:41 AM »
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Yeah, just one of those things.  Pad printing is mostly dark magic, so I'm sure the printing dried a little too much before it was applied to the car, or the car wasn't clean, or...  It's odd that the largest lettering failed, and not the little stuff with less surface area per letter.
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 10:09:14 AM »
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Uh oh, Dee was drinking all day yesterday...


Hmm... the lettering
looks perf(hic)ly normal
to (hic) me. The roof is
(hic) kinda lumpy though...


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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 12:23:12 PM »
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This is what happens when you drink crap beer, and then try to model. 


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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 12:42:23 PM »
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Just remember-  there is a prototype for everything.

Somewhere out there,  there is a car that looks similar to yours (just different road name).
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 01:12:31 PM »
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Bummer.

I've had something similar happen with decals after applying Walthers Solvaset....I made the mistake of standing the piece vertically so gravity would drag the dissolved decal down the side and distort the lettering.  But that was easily fixed so long as I had spare decals.....
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »
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This is what happens when you drink crap beer, and then try to model.

No...."CN" is what happens when you drink....nevermind !  ;)
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 01:47:50 PM »
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Looks like a sure fire winner for eBay. Change the name to Salvador Dali and advertise it as a custom one of a kind model. I'll bet you can sell it for $100.

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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 07:27:05 PM »
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Looks like a sure fire winner for eBay. Change the name to Salvador Dali and advertise it as a custom one of a kind model. I'll bet you can sell it for $100.

Best wishes, Dave

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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 08:54:45 PM »
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 Sokramiketes, first id like to express how bad i felt for you when i first saw the pic.  How long did it take for the text to lift and move?  Not trying to criticize but I wonder if the shell were to dry with the sides parallel to the ground if that would have prevented the shift?

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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 09:37:06 PM »
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Sokramiketes, first id like to express how bad i felt for you when i first saw the pic.  How long did it take for the text to lift and move?  Not trying to criticize but I wonder if the shell were to dry with the sides parallel to the ground if that would have prevented the shift?

It happened as soon as it got wet with spray, while I was holding it upright!  I watched them slide.
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Re: I'm Melting! (Clear Coat Woes)
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 10:16:36 PM »
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Ouch!  Depressing!