Prismatic Wizard Black Texture Fail

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Nu2powder
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Prismatic Wizard Black Texture Fail

Post by Nu2powder » Thu May 21, 2020 12:28 am

I shot a prismatic wizard black texture tonight and it came out looking awful. It almost looked white in some places and black in others. Also had sand piled up on the corners of the piece. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Prismatic Wizard Black Texture Fail

Post by Jay V » Thu May 21, 2020 10:56 am

Post a photo.

Shoot a test panel.

I never shoot a part with a new powder without doing a panel first. The trick to getting info from a panel is to shoot the entire panel with 1 medium pass, then shoot about 1/2 way up with another pass, then hit the very bottom HARD so you get B.I. Some powders will flow smooth even in the B.I area, others will freak out.

You want to see how the powder flows, and what it does when it's applied light, medium, heavy, and really heavy.

That gives you the basics of how you need to shoot it - what it likes and what it doesn't like.

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Re: Prismatic Wizard Black Texture Fail

Post by Nu2powder » Sat May 23, 2020 10:02 am

That’s a good idea. You can see in the pictures where the sand piled up in the corners and it is different shades.

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Re: Prismatic Wizard Black Texture Fail

Post by Jay V » Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm

I've had bad powders I just refuse to use, and bad batches of a familiar powder.

If I can't get a good panel after a couple tries I wouldn't shoot it on a part. I have enough experience that I will not offer certain finishes. Some powders need to be applied just right or they won't produce a satisfactory finish.

Sometimes the part is complicated enough that it's not possible to apply it evenly enough to get a good finish over the entire part.

It's also possible you don't have a good ground, or the settings on the gun are not correct for that specific powder.

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