Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Charlevoix, Michigan
Ready or not, here we go..... orange peel is caused by the product not being atomized enough and so the particulates are too big, thus a spotted or orange peel effect. Any product or primer in this case can only be thinned so far before it loses it intended qualities. Like a protective and sandable covering, so check the directions for thinning on the label. All types of product are diffo, so don't go by heresay. If you have thinned to the maximum amount and are still getting orangepeel, then you have too increase air pressure and make sure you have a compatable spray pattern or spread adjusted on the gun... practice pieces make alot of sense for this. Spraying a great finish is an art form and over the years I have discovered that even manufacturers may or may not know the true facts of life. You have to play around with different settings and consistancies to acheive the finish that makes your mom say,"That's my boy!!!"