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paint cracking

Post by DeafTrooper » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:45 am

sprayed a base coat of krylon fusion white and then sprayed on rustoleum automotive primer gray. cracks every time. this is the 5th time i've had to sand the paint off. getting extremely frustrated. am i doing something wrong or is krylon and rustoleum incompatible?
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Ripcode » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:47 am

DeafTrooper wrote:sprayed a base coat of krylon fusion white and then sprayed on rustoleum automotive primer gray. cracks every time. this is the 5th time i've had to sand the paint off. getting extremely frustrated. am i doing something wrong or is krylon and rustoleum incompatible?
Yes, sometimes different brands don't mix well.

And why are you spraying primer over Krylon Fusion?
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Re: paint cracking

Post by DeafTrooper » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:58 pm

Ripcode wrote:And why are you spraying primer over Krylon Fusion?
making a 41st elite. i thought i was supposed to spray the primer over the lrylon.
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Ripcode » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:12 pm

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Ripcode wrote:And why are you spraying primer over Krylon Fusion?
making a 41st elite. i thought i was supposed to spray the primer over the lrylon.
Okay, now I understand.

Use some kind of Rustoluem white. Find some scrap ABS and do a paint test.

Also, lay the paint layers on as thin as you can.
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Crimson » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:00 pm

Keep to the same brands and styles. Chemical incompatibility is the #1 culprit of bad curing (cracks, peels, resistance to drying, etc.). If you start with Fusion, stay with other Fusion colors.

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Re: paint cracking

Post by Ripcode » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:44 pm

Crimson wrote:Keep to the same brands and styles. Chemical incompatibility is the #1 culprit of bad curing (cracks, peels, resistance to drying, etc.). If you start with Fusion, stay with other Fusion colors.
Or try Krylon gray primer.
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Wags » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:20 pm

Ripcode wrote:
Crimson wrote:Keep to the same brands and styles. Chemical incompatibility is the #1 culprit of bad curing (cracks, peels, resistance to drying, etc.). If you start with Fusion, stay with other Fusion colors.
Or try Krylon gray primer.
+1 to what both of them said.

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Re: paint cracking

Post by Lou3433 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:32 pm

For some reason I could never get fusion paint to work right. So I got some paint at the TSC store. It was some kind of industrial quick drying recoat anytime paint. I forgot the name of it, but I have a can in my mom's garage so I'll take a pic of it when I go to visit tomorrow.

Or maybe this paint would work :mrgreen:
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Jaster » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:34 pm

Personally, I hate Fusion. It's designed more for repainting yard furniture and not a high quality costume piece. I really like using Rustoleum Professional primers and paints, then top coating with any paint I choose after that. You can get them at Home Depot or the Meijer right on 26 Mile Rd, Joe.
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Re: paint cracking

Post by DeafTrooper » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:35 pm

thanks for the help guys! it's times like these when you really realize how much of a noob you really are. :rotflmao: my buddies are having fun poking fun at me for it. LOL i ended up getting some rustoleum white primer while at the sandusky walmart (usually my first stop of the day for work (yah, marine city to sandusky and back every day :( )). apparently, those hick towns have vandal probs, as i had to get cashier approval just to buy the stuff. :whatthe: first time i've ever had that happen.

EDIT: by the way, wags, ever figure out when an armor party will happen?
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Re: paint cracking

Post by Wags » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:05 pm

Im a fan of Rustoleum myself.. but to each his own.

As far as an armor party... soon my friend.. soon. When I get back from D*Con, I will throw together something man!!!!

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Re: paint cracking

Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:48 am

no, it will be now, mister!!! :lol: but seriously, thought i'd ask. my boss keeps asking me when i'll need that day off. please don't forget that i'll need 2 weeks notice for it.
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