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 Post subject: Fixable?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:27 pm 
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A while back, I tried my hand at Envirotex, after reading several of the recommended tutorials. I used a couple of enclosures I had etched and painted with Duplicolor Metalcast.
The tops came out okay, but the sides....no so much.
Has anyone ever Envirotex'd over this paint before? Just wondering if there is a compatibility issue. It was almost like the paint was trying to repel the epoxy, even though I frequently re-brushed the sides as instructed.

I'm afraid I already know the answer here, but is this somehow fixable? If I sand down the entire enclosure, I will lose most (if not all) of the reverse etches on top. If I only sand, re-paint and re-epoxy the sides, keeping the two paints from getting on the tops will be a nightmare, and may end up looking pretty weird as well.
I would just toss them and start again, if not for having to do the reverse etches again...

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 Post subject: Re: Fixable?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 am 
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You could sand that down flat and apply some clear coat. Or live with it? It has character and the top looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Fixable?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 pm 
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Yeah. Try sanding it. You're usually supposed to sand between multiple layers of clear coat anyways.

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 Post subject: Re: Fixable?
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Thanks guys!
byoc wrote:
...You're usually supposed to sand between multiple layers of clear coat anyways.
See, I didn't even know that.
I am assuming I should wet sand, and use a fine grit wet/dry paper?

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 Post subject: Re: Fixable?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Yes. Usually. I'm not familiar with Envirotex though.

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