Orange Peel

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Orange Peel

Postby cj0203 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:08 pm

Hi guys.

Just looking for some advice on avoiding the dreaded 'orange peel' effect when painting with spray cans. Did some Huey overhead windows with Testors clear candy emerald green a while ago and they turned out perfectly. Today doing some others, I got the dreaded orange peel effect. It was a perfect 25 degree day, no clouds, no humidity so not sure what went wrong. Any advice or tips/experience would be greatly appreciated.

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Chris
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Re: Orange Peel

Postby bell209 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:28 pm

Probably not completely clean. Any form of oil or silicon will cause orange peel - I had it happen painting an aircraft because I used syringes to measure the hardener!
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Re: Orange Peel

Postby qfa_tsv » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:35 am

Should have used Grapes, much smoother :lol: :lol: :lol:

seriously though
Most likely a combination of slightly too thick a mix, and too close with the airbrush
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