Originally Posted by Richard Ohran
hmmm.. I can't imagine what it would hurt to rotate the panels to an inverted position. I guess we'll know after the first time. In the worst case, I guess I'd just have to re-shoot a panel.Richard
think of it this way.
For good flow of materials.
you need at least a medium wet coat for the final spray down.
Personnaly... My final coat is more of a heavy wet application.
paints are made of pigmented colors, resins,binders, solvents, etc.
The paint manufactures actually design the paints to be sprayed a certain way.
Yeah you can get away with flipping the panel upside down if you want.
But what's gonna happen if the color is a metallic finish?
Or if a wet coat causes the binders to "sink" to the surface?
plus there's still the problem of escaping vapors.. much harder for them to escape, if the paint is flipped upside down.
Here's a neat little experiment you can do with a "rattle" can of paint, and 3 or 4 pieces of sheetmetal.
Spray all the pieces at exactly the same time, and amount of material.
For an exaggerated effect, spray them all medium wet, or wet.
Leave 1 piece laying flat, set 1 on it's edge, flip 1 upside down, and set 1 in a can with a lid.
The 1 laying on it's side will dry first, the one laying as sprayed will dry second, the one flipped upside down will dry third, and possibly display signs of seperation, the one in the sealed can might dry someday(for real fun put a couple of drops of water in the can first).
This was a neat little demostration one of the paint suppliers did, back when I was still on the line.
I wouldn't let small particles of dirt scare you.
There's a multitude of products available to "nib" polish these imperfections.