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I can assure you that professional results can be obtained from rattle cans. Anyone who says otherwise simply doesn't have the know how.
I have rattle canned many bikes and jet skis with professional results.
My typical method is much simpler that what is described in this thread.
I finish repairing any dents and flaws and feather out the compound with sandable primer. Once dried I slightly sand the last coat of primer with 600 grit.
I use Duplicolor rattle cans.
One tack coat followed by 2-3 coats. 10 minutes between coats. No sanding between coats.
After 30 minutes I apply Spraymaxx 2k clear coat glamour gloss. One tack coat , then a medium coat, then a heavy final coat. 10 minutes between coats.
The tip on the Spraymaxx will apply a glass smooth coat (with a little practice) that will not require finish sanding.
I don't recommend waiting for your paint to cure before applying the Spraymaxx as it will not adhere well and will be prone to peeling. Ask me how I know. If applied correctly the end result is a great looking and very durable paint job. Keep the tank well waxed and gas will not be an issue.
My last paint project on my '71 XLCH cost me about $70. My buddy paid $600 to have his tins painted by a shop and mine looks much better.
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If you're doing multiple colors, they sometimes will bleed into each other.
Like has been said, a light layer of clear will seal the top color so a different color can be added on top of that.
I.E., blue and yellow before either dry may have a greenish tint or turn.
Add a light clear on either, spray over that with next color.
The flare tip cans spray a wider stream with less buildup.
You have to do that properly though.
Light coats, start off the piece, spray with steady hand, same distance away, stop off the piece.

Practice, practice, practice.

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Once you are finished, find a good spot to hang the piece, without dust, preferably warm, and keep it covered.
Don't be tempted to go ahead and add nuts and bolts, wires etc. until it is fully cured.
The phrase "Gassed Out" is important.
The fumes will rise out of the paint and it's part of the curing process.
The thicker the coats, the longer it takes to cure.
It'll gas out from the thinnest/weakest coat first.
If that is on top of a thicker coat, when the thicker coat finally gasses out, it may crack the next coat later.
This is why some paints say longer to add new coats.
If it hasn't gassed out before you apply the next coat, the fumes will bubble/ruin the next coat.

That's why the 'window' is important when applying new coats.
As long as you texture the next coat with sandpaper, whatever, it will stick fine as long as the proper procedure for painting is followed.

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I can assure you that professional results can be obtained from rattle cans. One tack coat followed by 2-3 coats. 10 minutes between coats. No sanding between coats.
After 30 minutes I apply Spraymaxx 2k clear coat glamour gloss. One tack coat , then a medium coat, then a heavy final coat. 10 minutes between coats.
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My last paint project on my '71 XLCH cost me about $70. My buddy paid $600 to have his tins painted by a shop and mine looks much better.
Yep.
If you can do the job back to back with your colors, they all bind pretty well.
The biggest thing is to fully adhere to the instructions on the can.
Most I've used need to be sprayed / resprayed relatively quick and after a couple hours, wait a couple days before messing with it.
Depends on the brand.
If you are running back to back coats, I wouldn't sand between them either.
But I will if I let the last coat dry first.
Then, sanding between coats is needed.
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Well were shall we start, Van Gogh " Potato Eaters " or my favorite Pablo Picasso...because he was never called an asshole, nope not in New York, not around here.
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Well were shall we start, Van Gogh " Potato Eaters " or my favorite Pablo Picasso...because he was never called an asshole, nope not in New York, not around here.
Pablo? I didn't know that this Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist could paint?
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Give him a white concrete wall and he will paint it blood red; he use a M15 as a paint tool and the model was the color recipient.
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Yes, he mainly used red, even on his self portrait on December 2nd 1993. They heard him say to Vincent, "lend me your ear" just before he went.
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