What causes fish eyes in lacquer?

Fisheye defects form when paint comes into contact with surface contamination. Instead of flowing evenly over the surface, paint flows around the contaminant to form the dreaded fisheye spots, which look like small craters.
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How do you prevent fisheye?

Thoroughly clean the surface to be painted with detergent and hot water, followed by the recommended solvent cleaner. Wipe dry with clean rags. Install an air filtering system that removes and prevents oil and moisture contamination. Maintain air supply by draining, cleaning and changing filter(s) on a routine basis.
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How do you keep fisheye from clear coat?

  1. Wipe down the painted surface with a dry tack cloth to remove dirt and dust. ...
  2. Dry the cleaned surface with a lint free cloth to make sure you don't leave any dust or particles behind. ...
  3. Mix fish eye eliminator, a specially designed paint additive, into your clear coat material before you begin painting.
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How do you fix clear coat dimples?

If the defect is superficial:
  1. Sand the area containing dimples with a sander and a P1500 abrasive disc to start with, increasing the grit as needed. ...
  2. Once you have removed the defect, polish the surface of the part with an abrasive polish, and then apply another brightening polish.
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How do I stop solvent popping in clear coat?

  1. Ensure that the surface is scrupulously clean.
  2. Use only recommended thinner.
  3. Apply paint in thin, wet films. ...
  4. Use correct compressed air pressure.
  5. Allow sufficient flash off time before force drying, ensure that the correct drying temperature is not exceeded.
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How do you keep fish eyes from polyurethane?

For the average job, half fill a clean, 8-ounce margarine tub with varnish and add two drops of the preventer and mix gently to avoid bubbles. If fish eyes still appear when you apply the varnish, add another couple of drops to the mixture and go back over the affected area.
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What do fish eyes look like in paint?

Fish eyes are small, crater-like openings in the finish after it has been applied. They are usually caused by oil and grease on a coating substrate. In car painting, the term "fish eye" refers to a tiny crater that can form on a car's paint job during or after the car is repainted.
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How do you get fish eye?

Fish-eye disease is a rare condition that affects the eyes. People with this condition generally develop corneal clouding beginning in adolescence or early adulthood. Fish-eye disease is caused by changes in the LCAT gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
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What causes fish eyes in cabinet paint?

Painting over surfaces contaminated with oil, wax, silicone, grease, etc. Use of thinner/reducer in place of a solvent cleaner. Spraying over previously repaired areas containing "fisheye eliminator" additive.
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Why do I keep getting fish eyes in my epoxy?

Substrate contamination is the most common problem that causes fish eyes and pin holes in epoxy seal coats. Dust, dirt, wax, silicones, even the oil from your fingers when touching the part prior to sealing with epoxy will deter epoxy resins from laying flat and curing with a perfectly smooth surface.
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Can you spray clear coat over old clear coat?

– Clear coat can be applied over existing clear coat, as long as it is good condition. If old clear coat is de-laminating, or otherwise damaged, it is best to remove it all and start over with a base coat.
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How long should I wait to polish clear coat?

Clear coat should be allowed to harden for at least 24 hours before attempting to use a buffer. In most cases, you will be trying to remove “orange peel” when buffing a new paint job.
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Can you wet sand out solvent pop?

Yes that is indeed solvent pop and the only way to correct it is to re sand until all are removed and then re clear.
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Can you buff out fish eyes?

Sandpaper will be used to remove the area where the “fisheyes” appear. Then a strong steam of water is used along with a suitable cleaning product will be used to make sure the area is properly cleaned. Finally, a sealing product will be used to make sure the problem doesn't happen again.
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How do you keep pinholes from painting?

  1. Make sure surfaces to be coated are fully cleaned and degreased before application. ...
  2. Use correct gun pressure, technique and gun adjustments specific for the product in question.
  3. Make sure sufficient flash off time and drying time is left. ...
  4. Make sure a thinner appropriate for current booth conditions is used.
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Why is my spray paint spider webbing?

Cracking or webbing normally appears when there is a paint reaction or if the first coat of paint hasn't dried before the second coat is applied (regardless whether its primer, base coat or topcoat). This leaves a crackled effect on the top surface, or sometimes hairline cracks can appear reminiscent to a spider web.
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What is orange peel in paint?

Orange peel is typically the result of improper painting technique. It is caused by the quick evaporation of thinner, incorrect spray gun setup (e.g., low air pressure or incorrect nozzle), spraying the paint at an angle other than perpendicular or applying excessive paint.
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What causes fish face?

You might also hear it called fish scale or fish skin disease. People with this condition lose the protective barrier that keeps moisture in their skin. They also make new skin cells too quickly or shed old cells too slowly. This leads to a buildup of thick, scaly skin.
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