That trim is a lot shorter than oem, it should only be 1/8" from the fender edge.
I ran out of double sided tape so I had to have it sit further into the flare to get it to stay for the photo. It will not be like that when you guys receive it. Should have mentioned that sorry, I’ll grab some tape and show what it actually looks like todayThat trim is a lot shorter than oem, it should only be 1/8" from the fender edge.
yea its a bit of a bummer, I have almost enough for another 2 gallon kit so ill start again soonJust keep plodding on pal, you’ll get there.
Must be a bit disheartening when things like this happen.
That's a bummer, I know the feeling, sometimes pouring during winter (in Canada) has mixed results.I got good news and bad news:
all my molds got contaminated somehow (I'm thinking that the clear coat from the masters came off and like blended with the molds). this is a HUGE problem for me because I used the remaining supply to make the door pieces. This will probably set things back by a bit as I need to invest a bunch more money. I'm not stopping the project but it might be delayed for a couple weeks. Sorry
I thought that too but I keep everything in a climate controlled environment. I think its because I was using platinum based material, which in theory is better long term for the molds but it seems to be way more sensitive. I also switched companies so hopefully they have a better product.That's a bummer, I know the feeling, sometimes pouring during winter (in Canada) has mixed results.
It does look better in semi gloss 👍👍pieces are starting to come out. Looking good so far. I switched over from a gloss to a semi gloss because that was also causing issues. Makes it look oem also View attachment 22372
Did a wet sand with 2500 and then polished it made it shiny but also made it a lot worse. This has always been a issue but it wasn't as noticeable when I had a high gloss finishWhat have you tired so far?
Spray paint from canadian tire, couldn't find a semi or matte paint that would work with my gun locally. I would like to find one that would work with my gun as that's what I used with the full gloss pieces here:I see what you are trying to do. Matte finish is done right out of the spray gun ( or can ). When I painted my trims this past summer I had a run in the paint. I waited 10 minutes then wet sanded. It looked allot like what you ended up with.
The "secret" is to apply one or two more light coats of paint. Depending on the paint technology you use ( mine was oil based, Mar-Hyde ) the new coat should 'melt' into the polished paint.
Also I find for an even finish I need to stand mine up vertically ( about 80 degrees, close to 90 but enough to not have it fall forward ) to get the spray cans to play nice.
What are you spraying with? Gun or spray can? What kind of paint are you using?