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Old 08-02-2014
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Wheel Painting issues

I wanted to paint my steelies on my 00 ranger so I bought self etching primer and satin wheel paint. I prepped everything by degreasing sanding rinsing washing and wiping down with rubbing alcohol, applied the primer, followed manufactures instruction, tried to apply paint following instructions and this happened. Why did this happen and how can I fix it?

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Old 08-02-2014
I am: William
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It looks like you sprayed from too far away, that's an easy fix tho, just let it dry, re-sand with 800 or so grit and paint it again, only this time get a bit closer to the wheel.

Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2014
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I have done a ton of painting to my ranger. Full interior and a lot of the exterior, not to mention other painting around the house. I have never seen that happen, but I think TheSilentwizard is right. You where to far away and it "spit" it self all over the place. Resand and wash and repaint but stay roughly 12 inches from the wheel. I did mine in a couple hours doing a "quicky" half-*** job simply because I got sick of looking at rusted crap and will do it right over the winter when I buy a sandblaster.
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Old 08-04-2014
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I've had this happen once before, bought a can of paint from autozone and the paint turned out to be bad and was coming out of the can just like what is in your pictures. After that happened I always test the paint on a piece of plywood before I paint what I'm painting.
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